Undergraduate Study in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
The Classics and Ancient History department specialises in several areas of study in the ancient world:
- Ancient History;
- Ancient Greek;
- Greek and Roman Literature (in English translations).
The Department also offers a challenging fourth-year Honours program after the pass degree has been completed. The central aim of the Honours year is the completion of a research thesis; seminars are also undertaken to complement the research project. Interested students should look at the Honours link on this page for further details.
Students are encouraged to keep referring to this page for regular updates and information regarding their units.
How do I start studying Classical Studies?
If you are fresh to Latin or Ancient Greek, that is, you did not study them during the HSC, you may enter the first-year streams of LATN1600/1601 or GRKA1600/1601. If you studied Latin for the HSC, you may enter second-year Latin with LATN2600/2601. If you studied Greek for the HSC, you may enter second-year Greek with GRKA2600/2601.
For all other subjects in Classics and Ancient History, there are no HSC prerequisites. If you wish to study Ancient History, you can enrol in the first-year foundations units (ANHS1600/1601) and in the first-year Greek and Roman myth unit (ANHS1602), but the prerequisites for Ancient History senior units (including the Greek and Roman literature in translation units) require you to have passed junior units in Ancient History, History, Ancient Greek, Latin, Archaeology or Philosophy.
What happens after this?
After this depends on a lot of factors, including which degree you are sitting and under which Degree Resolutions you entered. There is advice about progression through the majors offered by the Department, in the Departmental Student Information Guide (available to download on the right), and the Undergraduate Coordinator is always happy to talk through your options with you.
For best advice about degree resolutions, we recommend you contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences , by telephone on +612 9351 3129 or in person at the Faculty Office, Level 2, Lobby H, Quadrangle Building A14.