Ancient History Honours - Thesis Preparatory

Course code AHIS4160Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is studied in conjunction with AHIS4170. AHIS4160 and AHIS4170 comprise the thesis component of Honours.
For full-time students, AHIS4160 and 4170 are usually to be taken concurrently and, for part-time students, AHIS4160 should be taken before AHIS4170.
AHIS4160 is concerned with:
(i) choosing a topic for the thesis,
(ii) compiling a bibliography,
(iii) writing a literature review, and
(iv) presenting a seminar to the Discipline Seminar Programme.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Capacity to focus on a productive field of study.
2. Capacity to compile a bibliography relevant to a chosen field of study
3. Capacity to choose a problem or series of inter-related problems from the selected field of study.
4. Capacity to produce a critical review of the literature seminal to the problem/s.
5. Capacity to explain the problem/s and related literature to others in both written and oral form.
ContentStudents will select a field of study by the end of Week One of semester.
Students will compile a bibliography relevant to the field of study by the end of Week Two.
Students will choose a topic for their thesis by the end of Week Four.
Students will undertake a literature review of works relevant to the topic for the thesis.
Students will give a short presentation in Week Five (or Six or Seven), to explain the rationale behind the choice of their topic.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionThe Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours programs underwent an external program review in 2008. As part of this review some changes were implemented for all Honours courses. If you enrolled prior to 2009, you will be able to complete your Honours program as it stood at your time of enrollment, this being:

- Your thesis will be 8,000 words.
- You do not need to adhere to the requirement of 50% thesis and 50% coursework. Your assessment will consist of the thesis (25%) and 3 case studies of 7,000 to 8,000 words each (75% total).
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents should have completed AHIS4140 and AHIS4150.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIt is expected that students will produce an extensive bibliography and a comprehensive literature review (which will form part of a 15,000 word thesis; see AHIS4170).
Other: (please specify)Oral presentation - A presentation to the Discipline Seminar Programme addressing choice of topic.

There are no marks for the oral presentation.

The grade for AHIS4160 will be determined jointly with that of AHIS4170, which together will make up a mark for the thesis (50% of the mark for Honours)
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 19 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AHIS4160