Ancient History Honours - Thesis

Course code AHIS4170Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

AHIS4170 is studied in conjunction with AHIS4160, which together comprise the thesis component of Honours.
For full-time students, AHIS4160 and AHIS4170 are usually to be taken concurrently (part-time students should complete AHIS4160 before AHIS4170).
AHIS4170 is concerned with developing the skills to write a thesis (of approximately 15,000 words) and culminates in the production of a thesis.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Capacity to identify an important problem or series of inter-related problems from the selected field of study.
2. Capacity to identify, examine and discuss the main evidence underpinning the problem/s identified in the field of study
3. Capacity to construct a lengthy argument or a number of arguments to address a problem or series of inter-related problems
4. Capacity to use the relevant modern literature in the field to enhance arguments concerning the evidence
5. Capacity to explain the problem/s to others in both written and oral form.
6. Capacity to complete a thesis (ca 15,000 words) within the given time
ContentHaving done preliminary preparation in AHIS4160 (determination of a field of study, a literature review and a bibliography), students will focus on a specific topic for their thesis
Students will produce a draft of their thesis by Week Ten.
Students will give a presentation on one aspect of their thesis in Week Ten or Eleven.

AHIS4160 and AHIS4170 together form the thesis, and they have the same objectives.
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:

- A thesis of 8,000 words, worth 25% of the total Honours mark.
- Assessment will consist of the four components: the thesis (25%) and 3 case studies of 7,000 to 8,000 words each (75% total).
- There 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 and be taking AHIS4160 concurrently (part-time students will have completed AHIS4160).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIt is expected that students will produce a thesis of approximately 15,000 words (see also AHIS4160), due either at the end of May or at the end of October (depending on the semester)
Other: (please specify)Oral presentation - The student will give a presentation addressing an aspect or problem related to the topic of their thesis.

There are no marks awarded for the oral presentation.

AHIS4160 and AHIS4170 together are worth 50% of the grade 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 AHIS4170