Ancient History

Ancient History

Honours

Honours in Ancient History requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ANHS4101 Trends in Roman History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 4000wd essay (60%), 1x 1.5hr exam (20%), 1x 500wd reading journal (10%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Trends in Roman History enables students to recognise, analyse and apply the methodologies and approaches used in the study of the history, culture and civilisation of the Roman world. Weekly seminars examine individual 'problem cases' drawn from current scholarship and famous scholarly debates from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Examples of problem cases may include democracy at Rome; the reconstruction of early Roman history from the writings of Roman historians of the first century B.C.; the rhetoric of the Roman historiographical tradition; constitutional vs prosopographical interpretations of Roman political life; recovering the sources of evidence used by ancient writers; understanding the interplay of different evidence types in the investigation of issues in Roman history.
ANHS4102 Trends in Greek History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 1hr seminar per week Assessment: 1x 4000wd Essay (60%), 1x 1500wd Exam (20%), 1x 500wd reading journal (10%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
'Trends in Greek History' examines methodologies used in contemporary research in Greek History. Students learn about key topics and contributions in past scholarship while exploring such issues as the diverse nature of evidence or the tension between historical facts and ancient historiography.

Honours thesis units of study

ANHS4203 Ancient History Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average Assessment: 1x Progression towards completion of a thesis to the satisfaction of the Honours coordinator (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Ancient History. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Classics and Ancient History Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarise yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
ANHS4204 Ancient History Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average Assessment: 1x18000-20000wd Research Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Ancient History. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Classics and Ancient History Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.