Ancient History

Ancient history

ANHS1600 Foundations for Ancient Greece

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ANHS1003 Assessment: 1x500wd-equivalent Tutorial presentation (5%), Tutorial participation (15%), 1x1500wd research exercise (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Delphic oracles, epic stories of heroes, graceful temples, tales of lust and tyranny - the Greek world has much to delight and surprise. This unit of study will introduce you to the study of ancient Greek history and culture and provides a springboard for further studies in history, archaeology and literature. It is informed by a cross-disciplinary approach that combines a variety of perspectives to achieve a holistic view of the ancient world.
ANHS1601 Foundations for Ancient Rome

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ANHS1004 or ANHS1005 Assessment: 1x500wd exercise (10%), participation (15%), 1x1500wd research exercise (35%) and 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From Spain to Turkey, from Britain to Africa, ancient Rome has left physical and cultural reminders of its role as ancient superpower. This unit of study will introduce you to the city of Rome itself, its turbulent history, its empire and its vibrant culture. It will provide a springboard for further studies in history, archaeology and literature. It is informed by a cross-disciplinary approach that combines a variety of perspectives to achieve a holistic view of the ancient world.
ANHS1602 Greek and Roman Myth

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Early Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: CLCV1001 Assessment: tutorial quizzes (15%), Tutorial participation (10%), 1x1500wd written assignment (35%), and 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Stories about Greek and Roman gods, heroes, and monsters occupy an important place in Western culture. Greco-Roman mythology is the fount of inspiration for masterpieces of art, music, and literature. This unit examines these enduring ancient narratives, symbols, and mythical ideas in their historical, cultural and religious context. Learn about the manifold meanings of myth, its transformations and transgressions, its uses and abuses from antiquity to the present day.
ANHS2602 Law, Disorder and Ideology in Rome

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Early Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Greek (Ancient), Latin or History) OR (6 junior credit points of Ancient History AND 6 junior credit points of History, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Philosophy or Archaeology) Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
We live in an era in which the interests of national security are constantly balanced against the rule of law. In Rome too, crisis and emergency, whether genuine or the product of partisan rhetoric, could threaten the rule of law. This unit explores the idea that the collapse of the rule of law engendered the collapse of the Republic, whilst also seeking to promote stimulating and topical discussion about the rule of law in democratic societies like our own.
ANHS2603 Ancient Greek Democracies

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History or History OR (6 Junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points of either Classical Studies, Latin, Greek (Ancient), or Archaeology) Prohibitions: ANHS2003 Assessment: 1x2 hour exam (40%), 1x2500 word class paper (50%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies the rise and working of democracy in ancient Greece, examining Athens from the time of Solon through the fifth century and into the fourth century B.C. We shall look at the history of Athens and her relation to other cities, and evaluate the evidence of historians and of inscriptions. Athenian political institutions and social history, including the role of the theatre, looking at both tragedy and comedy, the role of other festivals and the law and the lives of the elite and the "forgotten people", such as women and slaves, will be considered.
ANHS2605 Ancient Greek Religion

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Julia Kindt Session: Semester 2,Summer Early Classes: 2x1-hr lectures and 1x1-hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Classical Studies, Ancient Greek or History OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), Classical Studies, History, Philosophy, Archaeology (Classical) or Archaeology (Near Eastern) Assessment: 1x2000wd class paper (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%), 1x500wd reading journal (15%) and participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores Greek religion as a defining feature of what it meant to be Greek. We will investigate similarities and differences between religious beliefs and practices throughout the ancient Greek world and trace how religion changed over time. Topics addressed include sacrifice, religious festivals and games, the use (and abuse) of divination, and shared notions of purity and pollution.
ANHS2606 The City of Rome: History and Landscape

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Welch Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 6 junior credit points of ANHS and 6 credit points of Ancient History, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Greek (Ancient) or Latin Assessment: 1x500wd site analysis (15%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1x1500wd reading journal (25%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
'The city, stick to the city, and live in its light.' (Cicero) This unit will explore the rich history of Rome's urban landscape from the middle Republic (c.200BCE) to the early fourth century CE. We will examine the ways in which the physical city interacted with and even affected the political, religious and cultural life of the Romans and how the great monuments of Empire were eventually destroyed, recovered and reinvented by later ages.
ANHS2609 Alexander and the Hellenistic World

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Richard Miles Session: Semester 1,Summer Early Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points of ANHS or HSTY OR 6 credit points of ANHS and 6 credit points of ARCA, GRKA, HSTY, LATN or PHIL Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The legacy of Alexander the Great is often defined as one of military conquest. However it was also an age when scholars revolutionized the way poetry was written, artists found new ways of representing the body in extraordinarily life-like terms and radical new philosophies competed for hearts and minds. From Greece to Afghanistan we will explore a wonderfully diverse and vibrant world that was as much united by culture and learning as it was statecraft and steel.
ANHS2610 SPQR: The Senate and the People of Rome

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History, History or Classical Studies OR (6 Junior credit points of Ancient History or Classical Studies and 6 Junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), History or Archaeology) Assessment: 1x2000 word class paper (40%), 1x500 word assessment task (10%), 1x2 hour exam (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What kind of society produced the Roman Republic? How did its political institutions develop and to what extent were they unique? How did they stand up to the pressures of external threat, social change, internal dissention and the impact of empire? We will study the partnership of senate and people from 287 to 88BC and ask the Romans whether a society always gets the politicians it deserves.
ANHS2614 The Emperor in the Roman World 14-117 AD

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Roche Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Classical Studies, Ancient Greek or History) or (6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), Classical Studies, History, Philosophy, Archaeology (Classical) or Archaeology (Near Eastern)) Assessment: 1x2500 word essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The first century AD is a fascinating and important period of tension and negotiation between the emperor, senate, and people of Rome. The empire expanded to its physical apogee, and new avenues of power and arenas of competition emerged to transform politics. This unit examines the period 14-117 AD, comprising the reigns of the Julio-Claudians (Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero), Flavians (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian), Nerva, and Trajan. It will treat politics, court culture, the imperial family, foreign policy, conspiracy and propaganda.
ANHS2616 Tragedy and Society in Greece and Rome

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Robert Cowan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points of ANHS, GRKA, HSTY or LATN OR 6 credit points of ANHS and 6 credit points of ARCA, ENGL, GRKA, HSTY, LATN or PHIL. Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), tutorial presentation (10%), 1x500wd review of performance (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Oedipus, Agamemnon, Medea - tragedy as a genre and as a worldview was invented in Classical Athens and has dominated Western culture ever since. This unit will explore all aspects of tragedy in Athens and Rome from the poetry of its language to the theatricality of its staging, but with particular emphasis on how it reflected and shaped the societies in which it was performed, and engaged with those societies' central concerns: gender, religion and politics, war, justice and ethnicity.
ANHS2618 The Later Roman Empire (AD 286-474)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History, Greek (Ancient), Latin or History OR (6 Junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points of either History, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Philosophy or Archaeology) Assessment: 1x2500 word Essay (50%), 1x2 hour exam (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will focus on the transformation of the Classical Mediterranean into the radically different world of Late Antiquity. Through the exploration of topics such as the growth of imperial bureaucracy, the development of court ceremonial, the displacement of polytheism by Christianity, the emergence of new styles of art and literature and the growing prominence of barbarians - the unit will reveal the vibrancy of a society often erroneously dismissed as a period of decline and fall.
ANHS2619 The World of Ancient Epic

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1 hour lectures and 1x1 hour tutorial per week Prerequisites: (12 credit points of ANHS, GRKA, HSTY or LATN) or (6 credit points of ANHS and 6 credit points of ARCA, ENGL, GRKA, HSTY, LATN or PHIL) Assessment: 1x1000 word tutorial paper (20%), 1x1500 word essay (30%), 1x2 hour exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ancient epic helped shape the European cultural imagination. These masterpieces treat issues of universal concern: life, death, love, war, fate, the supernatural, and journeys of experience. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are both entertainment and serious explorations of social values. Vergil's Aeneid recounts the foundations of Rome, and considers the individual's plight amid unstoppable historical and supernatural forces. Lucan's Civil War presents a disturbing vision of a world descending into chaos. This unit explores in detail these brilliant and influential poems.
ANHS2622 Herodotus and His World

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History or History OR (6 Junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), History, or Archaeology) Prohibitions: ANHS3609 Assessment: 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (30%), 1x1000wd reading journal (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Have you ever heard of the riches of the Lydian king Croesus? Or of the gold-digging ants of India? In this unit of study you will encounter these and other famous aspects of Herodotus' Histories, a text that blends history, literature, ethnography, geography and religion. You will explore the different intellectual worlds Herodotus inhabited and relate them to the world he created in his Histories - a key source for the study of the transition between the archaic and the classical periods in the history of ancient Greece.
ANHS2634 Julius Caesar and the Roman Republic

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Greek (Ancient), Latin or History) or (6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of History, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Philosophy or Archaeology) Assessment: 1x500wd textual commentary (15%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x2000wd formal exam (35%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Julius Caesar, politician, general, author. Loved and hated, the story of Caesar still inspires strong debate. This unit interrogates the narrative of first-century BCE Rome and Caesar's place within it. Why did Caesar and the 'Fall of the Republic' have such an impact on Western culture?
ANHS2635 Augustus and the Roman Revolution

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: "2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Greek (Ancient), Latin or History) or (6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of History, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Philosophy or Archaeology) Assessment: 1x1000wd textual commentary (20%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Roman 'revolution' of the First Century BCE involved civil wars, political chaos, lawlessness and violence against civilians. From it emerged a regime which celebrated peace, political harmony, law, justice and the happiness of the citizens. Augustus was at the heart of this change. This unit explores the transformation of the Republic in his lifetime.
ANHS3608 The Peloponnesian War and Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 senior credit points of ANHS and 6 senior credit points of ANHS, HSTY, ARCA, PHIL, GRKA or LATN Assessment: 1x4000wd class paper (50%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), classwork (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Peloponnesian War dominates the Greek world in the second half of the fifth century BC. At the same time, throughout this period, we see art and culture flourish as never before. This unit of study aims to trace these two features and examine the relationship between them. It looks at the stimulus war provides to culture, and the way culture responds to war's anxieties. It also examines the position that the Peloponnesian War has occupied in western European thought.
ANHS3632 Livy: Republics Past and Present

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 Senior credit points from History) Assessment: 1x3000wd Research essay (60%), 1x500wd reading commentary (15%) and 1x1hr exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This senior unit encourages students to examine the ways in which historians writing during the transition from Republic to autocracy thought about the Republican past. Students will be encouraged to think about the possible ways in which Livy's contemporary experience is echoed in his account of Rome's foundation and growth. Questions of censorship and self-censorship will be examined alongside an investigation into the historian's hopes and aspirations. What are the historian's responsibilities and what is her/his role in a time of political, cultural and ideological change?
ANHS3635 Historiography Ancient and Modern

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 Senior credit points from History) Prohibitions: ANHS2691 or ANHS2692 or ANHS2612 Assessment: 1x3000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1000wd student-led exercise (30%), 1x500wd writing journal/online discussion board (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From Herodotus to Robert Darnton; from Thucydides to John Mearsheimer; from Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar to Barack Obama's autobiography. In this unit of study you will compare ancient and modern ways of writing history. You will study relevant key texts, theories, and methods - both ancient and modern - and use them in your own historiographic practice. Brace yourself for an unusual, insightful, and challenging journey from ancient Egypt, via Greece and Rome, to modern France and Australia. Looking at history will never be the same again.
ANHS3636 Hannibal, Carthage and Rome

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 senior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 senior credit points from History) Assessment: 1x3000wd research essay (60%) and 1x1.5hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will specifically investigate the back-story to one of the greatest confrontations in the history of the Ancient World: the rivalry between Carthage and Rome. It will explore the extent to which it is possible to reclaim the history of Carthage from the grip of hostile Greek and Roman historians. What will emerge is a vibrant and dynamic civilisation that dominated much of the southern and western Mediterranean for over three centuries.
ARCA2610 Minoans and Mycenaens

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture and 1x1-hr tutorial per week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), tutorial presentation (15%), tutorial work (5%), 2x1hr exams (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Archaeological research since the 19th century discovery and excavation of Knossos and Mycenae continues to expand our understanding about the rich prehistoric cultures of Greece but dimly remembered in later times. Recent shift of attention from palace centres to the economic, social and religious life of the ordinary person is aided by such discoveries as the Cycladic town at Akrotiri. The three main cultures of Bronze Age Greece (ca. 3000-1100 BC) are explored with focus on their characteristic features.
ARCA2611 Ancient Mediterranean Lives

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Archaeology or (6 Junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089) Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), 2x0.5 hour test (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The archaeology of Greek urban settlement encompasses the range from early Iron Age villages through the complex planned cities of the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Such themes as house design and interior, evidence for the religious life of the polis, streets, evolution of public architecture, and the extent to which social structure can be deduced from archaeological remains, are addressed.
ARCA2612 A Greek Odyssey: The First Millennium BC

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), tutorial/workshop based exercises (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Between 1050 and 146 BC the Aegean world underwent radical transformation. The changes which took place not only affected all aspects of ancient Greek society, but also established the foundations on which modern western civilization would later build. This unit traces the history and development of the Greek world as evidenced by the surviving material culture of the first millennium BC. The unit also examines the resonances of the ancient Aegean still evident in contemporary Australia.
ARCA2613 Athenian Art, Architecture and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Early Classes: 2x1-hr lectures and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089) Prohibitions: ARCL2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay, 1xslide test and 1x2hr exam Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
"Athenian art and architecture are examined within their topographical and socio-political context. The chronological focus of study is the Archaic and Classical periods, a time of great and dynamic cultural and socio-political change. Lectures are complemented by regular ""hands-on"" tutorials in the Nicholson Museum."
ARCA2614 Contact and Exchange in South Italy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%) and 2x1hr class tests (equivalent to 1,000 words each) (40%) and tutorial exercises (equivalent to 500 words) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ancient South Italy existed at a vital crossroads between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. From the arrival of the earliest settled farmers in the 7th millennium BC to its conquest by the Romans, the region experienced repeated waves of migrants, visitors, colonists and conquerors, and developed a distinctive and vibrant culture as a result. The Unit will begin its survey in the Neolithic period, but concentrate especially on the Greek/Italian colonial interactions of the first millennium BC.
ARCA2615 Etruscans and Romans

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), and tutorial/workshop based exercises (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Etruscans were one of the superpowers of the Archaic Mediterranean, but the reconstruction of their civilization falls mainly to Archaeology, since so little Etruscan literature survives. This unit will begin by surveying Etruscan civilisation, concentrating on social, economic, political and artistic developments. Similar themes will be pursued for the Romans, but the scale of the enquiry will increase vastly as the Romans take control of Italy, the Mediterranean, and lands far beyond.
ARCA3605 Dialogue of Civilizations: East and West

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 Senior credit points of Archaeology, including ARCA2635 Prohibitions: ARNE2005 Assessment: 1x4500wd Research Paper (60%), 1x500wd equivalent Class presentation (5%), 1x1000wd equivalent Class presentation (25%), Continuous Discussion of reading (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The interaction between cultures within the ancient Mediterranean and West Asia is explored against the background of reception theory and utilizing a range of approaches. Through focused study of specific artefact classes and regions, students engage in the practical application of archaeological evidence to address issues of interculturation.
ENGL2607 Drama: Classical to Renaissance

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (12 Junior credit points from Ancient History) Prohibitions: ENGL2007 Assessment: 1x1000wd Essay (25%), 1x1500wd workshop account (30%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to the study of dramatic texts by examining plays from two significant periods in the history of western theatre: classical Athens and Renaissance England. Classes focus on the relationship between dramatic text and performance; the details of how specific scenes may have been realised on stage; the language of scripted drama; and the physical and social conditions of theatre from both periods. We examine two Greek plays in translation, and four plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare.
GRKA2600 Intermediate Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Greek or GRKA1601 or GRKA2621 Prohibitions: GRKA2603 Assessment: Weekly assignments equivalent to 2500wd in total (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit consolidates the knowledge of Greek acquired in GRKA1601, GRKA2621 or by advanced study of Greek at school. It involves both formal language study, including practice in unseen translation and prose composition, and the close reading of extended extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts. Increasing attention will be paid to the literary qualities, style, generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to their grammar and syntax.
GRKA2601 Intermediate Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 Assessment: Weekly assignments equivalent to 2500wd in total (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds further on language knowledge and translation skills acquired in GRKA2600, and develops skills in the literary study of Greek texts. It will involve the close reading of extended extracts from classic works of Greek prose and/or poetry, as well as practice in writing in Greek. Attention will be paid to style, literary and narrative technique, and the generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to the intricacies of grammar and syntax.
GRKA2620 Reading Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA1600 or GRKA1001 or GRKA2611 or HSC Classical Greek Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Greek literature, philosophy, culture, and history. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Greek through the study of grammar, and is valuable for students interested in all aspects of European history, archaeology, language, literature and philosophy.
GRKA2621 Reading Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: GRKA2620 or GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA1601 or GRKA1002 or GRKA2612 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRKA2620, enabling senior-level students to read Greek texts in the original. It concentrates particularly on additional morphology, reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Greek, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of selected extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts.
GRKA3600 Advanced Greek

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2601 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 10x200wd language assignments (45%), class participation (450wd equivalent) (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit offers advanced study in the literature and language of ancient Greek. Reading and translation skills will be honed by classes in which a wide selection of prose and poetic authors will be studied, and through regular translation of unseen passages. Short exercises in translation into Greek will further develop knowledge and appreciation of literary Greek. The unit will involve close reading and analysis of classic works of Greek prose and/or poetry, paying close attention to style and diction, to literary and narrative technique and to aspects of versification.
GRKA3601 The Language of the Greek Bible

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 or (MGRK2675 and MGRK2676) Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students wishing to do a Greek (Ancient) major or honours are advised to take this unit concurrently with GRKA2601.
This is a unit designed for those who have already completed at least two semesters of Greek, whether Ancient or New Testament. We will focus on extending grammatical knowledge and syntax, in addition to reading selections from a number of important biblical texts. Interpretation as well as translation will play a major part in the unit.
GRKA3602 Greek Epic

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (50%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Iliad, the Odyssey and the poems of Hesiod are the classics of the classics. This unit offers an introduction to the language, style and content of the Greek epics which served as the foundations of Greek cultural identity and are the primary textual sources for Bronze Age, Geometric and Archaic Greek language, religion, history and thought.
GRKA3603 Greek Oratory and Historiography

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The histories of Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon and the speeches of Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Lycurgus, and Demades are our primary sources for the political and social history of Athens and Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. This unit offers a close reading of historical and rhetorical texts and detailed analysis of the rhetorical and ideological construction of truth in Classical Athens. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3604 Greek Philosophical Texts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit offers a close reading in the original Greek of select classics of Greek philosophy with particular attention to the genres of philosophical expression and the linguistic, cultural and ideological background to Greek philosophical thought. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3605 Greek Drama

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander have a performance tradition in antiquity of nearly a thousand years and remain the enduring classics of the modern theatre. This unit offers a close reading in the original Greek of one or more Greek plays and an introduction to the literary, social and performance contexts of the ancient theatre, its language and its genres. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3606 Classics of Greek Literature

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit we undertake advanced study of select genres of Greek literature, such as choral lyric, epinician, mime and the novel. It is intended for students with a firm command of Greek literary language and close familiarity with two or more other poetic or prose genres. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation. Texts will be advised in advance on the Department of Classics and Ancient History website.
HSTY2304 Imperialism, 1815-2000

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x250wd Essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Empire is one of the key topics in human history, and we continue to live with the consequences of Europe's imperial age. This unit will examine imperialism, resistance to foreign rule, and decolonisation from 1815 to the present. It will look at particular cases of expansion (especially the French and British examples), and examine the theories used to understand imperialism. Among specific themes that will be covered are the ideologies of empire and culture, gender, race, the environment, and imperialism and nationalism.
HSTY2602 Tablet to iPad: A History of Information

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (12 Senior credit points of Digital Cultures) Assessment: 1x1500wd journal (30%), 1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay outline (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How has information technology shaped our past? This unit investigates the history of the Western world's technologies of literacy and organisation of knowledge. We start with ancient materials - clay, wax, skin, paper - and the organisation and circulation of information from antiquity to the Renaissance. How did pre-modern networks function? Who was the public? The author? We compare Western systems with those of China, the Islamic World, and the Americas, and conclude with the new challenges of the digital age.
HSTY2605 Contemporary Europe

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (6 senior credit points of European Studies) Prohibitions: HSTY2005 Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial exercise (15%) and 1x2500wd research essay (40%) and 1x1500wd exam (30%), and tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the 21st century Europe is economically, politically, and culturally, the most dynamic continent on earth. But it also remains a continent replete with paradox. This unit surveys Europe's contemporary history since WWII, from its status as the pariah continent, to the forefront of thinking and planning on issues as diverse as democracy, diversity, social justice, climate change, and international cooperation. The unit draws on film as well as current news, and themes such as war, peace, memory, multiculturalism.
HSTY2606 China's Last Dynasty: The Great Qing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies) Prohibitions: HSTY2006 Assessment: 1x500wd source analysis (5%), 1x500wd essay proposal (5%), 1x2500wd research essay (45%), 1x1000wd take-home exercise (30%), tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies the Qing Dynasty from its founding in 1644 to the last emperor's abdication in 1912. At its height, the Qing was a flourishing empire: its military campaigns created the map of China today; an agricultural revolution saw the population boom; and the court drew scholars from around the world. Yet in the nineteenth century, foreign gunships and domestic rebellions threw the empire into crisis. An analysis of that crisis is crucial to our understanding of China today.
HSTY2607 Approaches to the Arab Israeli Conflict

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Dirk Moses Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points in History, Arabic and Islamic Studies, or Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies Prohibitions: : JCTC2008 or GOVT2772 Assessment: 1x3500wd essay (50%) and 1x1hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will provide students with a grounding in the historical context of and reasons for conflict in Israel/Palestine. It will enable them to identify the causes of conflict and attempted avenues for peace, as well as making them aware of the politicised nature of much of the scholarship on the region. The unit commences in the Ottoman period and traces the rival of aspirations of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, as well as the geopoitical dimensions of the conflict. The unit will enable students to gain detachment from the dominant narratives about the issues so they are equipped to form their own judgements.
HSTY2608 European Film and History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr film screening/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (6 Senior credit points of European Studies) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: HSTY2008 Assessment: 1x2500wd Research essay (50%) and 1x2hr formal examination (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Using a number of significant films from across the continent of Europe, the unit examines the way in which films can both create the past and transform existing ideas about the past. The unit examines a range of different kinds of films: "historical" films which set out self-consciously to construct a version of the past as well as those in which film-makers have confronted the contemporary problems of their own society.
HSTY2609 African-American History and Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x500wd Essay Proposal and Bibliography (10%), 1x2500wd Research essay (45%), 1x1.5hr Exam (35%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From fashion, food, and music, to speech patterns and protest methods, African-American culture has had a profound effect both on America and the wider world. In this unit, we survey race relations after the end of slavery, focusing on the emergence of black communities across the North and South; the spread of black music, literature, and film; the history of the civil rights and black power movements, and the role of race in the contemporary America.
HSTY2611 America in World Affairs: A History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd historiography assignment (30%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the ideas and ideological assumptions that have shaped America's approach to the world from the Revolution until the presidency of Barack Obama. It explores how the leading politicians and policymakers in Washington have projected power overseas, and how their decisions have played out in the public sphere. Key topics include: isolationism and internationalism; Communism and the Cold War; the challenge of unipolarity; terrorism; and the underlying historical forces shaping US policy, especially American national mythology.
HSTY2612 High Renaissance

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nicholas Eckstein Session: Semester 2,Summer Late Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Assessment: 1000wd document exercise (20%), 2500wd essay (50%), 1000wd reading journal (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Europe after 1500 saw conflict, companionship, refinement and squalor. Beginning in opulent Rome, we discover a cast of Renaissance men and women, from Machiavellian political theorists and crafty swindlers to prophets and scientists, artists and poets. This was a world of bustling towns, sumptuous artefacts, bitter religious disputes, and electric debates over politics and learning. Europeans travelled to Italy, which in turn nourished culture and ideas around Europe: this unit follows these many pathways.
HSTY2613 Russia's Revolutions: 1905 to Present

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x250wd Essay Proposal (5%), 1x250wd Bibliography (5%), 1x2500wd Research essay (45%), 1x1500wd Take-home Exercise (35%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course surveys the history of the revolutionary project in Russia from the first clash with tsarism in 1905, through the twin revolutions of 1917, Stalin's dictatorship and World War II, and the break-up of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Out of the Russian empire the Bolsheviks claimed to be building a new socialist utopia, a scene of radical social and cultural experimentation. How successful were they, and what legacy have they left for the post-Soviet world?
HSTY2614 Living in Modern Australia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Winter Main Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2014 Assessment: 1x500wd research bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay outline (10%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the lives of ordinary Australians from the temperate south to the tropical north as they came to terms with the social transformations of the twentieth century. Social and geographic position, age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity shaped their experience of the traumatic disturbances of the Great War, the Depression and World War II, and their response to profound changes to Australian society wrought by mass immigration, the post-war economic boom, the Cold War and the demise of White Australia.
HSTY2615 Australia: Environment, Place and History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Assessment: 1x 500wd proposal research essay (10%), 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit offers students the opportunity to understand the environmental history of Australia in a way that will deepen their understanding of contemporary debates around environmental issues. What is environmental history? How did Indigenous ideas of country differ from settler concepts of the environment? What is the historical importance of place and environment to ideas of belonging and national identity? What of the history of fire and drought? How, when and why did an environmental consciousness emerge in Australia?
HSTY2616 The Human Rights Revolution

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd Bibliography & Proposal (15%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr Exam (30%), Tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What accounts for the spectacular rise of human rights movements and norms from 1945 to the present? This unit investigates the causes and consequences of this radical global transformation in transnational activism, foreign policy and international law. The first portion of the unit explores the early history of natural rights, minority rights, women's rights and humanitarianism. The second portion examines the impact of domestic politics, gender politics and geopolitics on the postwar 'human rights revolution'.
HSTY2618 Mediterranean World in High Middle Ages

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2018 Assessment: 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x250wd research bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines aspects of the history of the Mediterranean world from the eleventh through the fourteenth century. Topics may include 'culture clashes' between Christianity and Islam, the Crusades and European expansion, the decline of Byzantium and the rise of the Latin West, and selected other cultural, social and political developments in Europe and neighbouring regions.
HSTY2619 Living in Colonial Australia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY2019 Assessment: 1x500wd Proposal (5%), 1x2500wd Essay (55%), 1x1.5hrs Formal Exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
If "the past is a foreign country", how did people live in colonial Australia? Taking a fresh perspective on Australia's history by focusing on everyday life, we question our assumptions that Australia was settled by people not that different from ourselves. Considering the economic, social and cultural impact of colonization and exploring the contested aims of diverse groups within this emerging society, we will discover why colonial Australia was stranger and more fascinating than you ever imagined.
HSTY2626 Fascism and Antifascism

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Judith Keene Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY2026 Assessment: 1x2500wd research essay (50%) and 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%) and 1x1hr formal exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine the origins and development of the movements of the New Right that emerged in Europe after World War One paying particular attention to their political, social and cultural manifestations as well as the movements on the left that attempted to confront what was seen as a new political phenomenon. The unit will use primary material of literature, diaries, cinema and photography as well as the more conventional sources of political and historical analysis.
HSTY2628 BOOM! The History of War

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay proposal (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) and 1.5hr exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Enlightenment promised to make war a thing of the past, replacing brute force with diplomacy and law. So why has the resort to arms been so depressingly persistent? How have societies rationalised war over time and how have ways of making or experiencing war changed? And to what extent has war been a driving force in history, propelling technological, medical, or social transformations? Examining one of humankind's most intractable problems, this unit presents war's surprising, troubling, and complicated history.
HSTY2629 Sex and Scandal

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2029 Assessment: 1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd proposal (10%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%) and 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What makes a scandal? This unit examines a number of sensational case studies from England, America and Australia, beginning with the outrage surrounding Marie-Antoinette and then weaving through the increasingly strait-laced nineteenth century, in which scandals abounded, destroying reputations, rulers and families. It was not behaviour itself, but the ever-changing interpretations of behaviour that gave rise to condemnation and scandalised indignation. Examining occasions when social rules have been flouted allows us to consider the ways in which such rules are themselves constituted, maintained and challenged.
HSTY2631 Sin City? A History of Sydney

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History or 12 Junior credit points of Socio-Legal Studies Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x250wd Research essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Research essay outline (5%), 1x2500wd Research essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From its beginnings as a convict colony, Sydney had to deal with an unsavoury reputation. This course explores the history of the city we live in, its people and its places. Distinct communities and neighbourhoods emerged as battles were fought over who belonged in Sydney, and how they should behave. Topics include Aboriginal resistance, convict scandals, poverty and plague, the 'Razor Gang Wars', Mardi Gras protests, the 'Emerald City' excesses of the 1980s, and the Cronulla riots.
HSTY2632 Love and Death in the Middle Ages

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x500wd research bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay outline (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the Middle Ages, love and death were constants in life. Medieval people loved as we do now. Married love, sensual love, spiritual love all co-existed in a world where death was likewise ever-present. Medieval people prepared for death, and they longed to make a good death. Dying was understood both spiritually and socially, as reward or punishment. The unit covers such cultural practices as courtly love, spiritual charity, familial love, rituals of love and death, death as spectacle.
HSTY2638 Modern China's Wars, 1895-1953

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History Assessment: 1x500wd Research Exercise and Commentary (10%), 1x2500wd Research Paper (40%), 1x1.5hr Exam (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Much of modern China's early twentieth century history was inevitably tied to war. Ranging from humiliating wars against foreign imperialism to the protracted domestic struggle between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek, war became inextricably linked to ideas of nationhood and survival among the Chinese population at large. Through discussion of case studies between 1895 and 1953, this unit will consider the ways in which war shaped China's political, social and cultural history.
HSTY2640 Twentieth-Century China

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies) Prohibitions: HSTY3071 or HSTY3072 Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x250wd research bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the 1920s, China was likened to a sleeping lion - one whose roar would shake the world when it awoke. This prediction has already proved true more than once. Why was China ever said to be "asleep"? How did a whole nation awaken, to what, and with what results? This unit of study traces the forces of nationalism and revolution through China's tumultuous twentieth century. We focus upon making sense, in Chinese terms, of events that outsiders have found baffling.
HSTY2642 Beyond The Great Wall: China's Frontiers

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies) Assessment: 1x250wd quiz (5%), 1x250wd Essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2250wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The relationship between China and neighbouring peoples such as the Mongols and Tibetans is one of the great themes in Chinese history. This unit explores Chinese ideas about the "barbarian", the relationship between nomadic and sedentary societies, and the influence of trade and migration on culture and religion in China. The unit will look at non-Chinese dynasties such as the Mongol Yuan and the Manchu Qing, and examine the place of the "ethnic minorities" in China's modern transformations.
HSTY2645 Venice Floating City: Myth and History

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nicholas Eckstein Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2045 Assessment: 1x500wd essay outline (10%), 1x500wd essay bibliography (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1hr exam (20%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Venice is famous for grandiose spectacle and cultural achievement; and notorious for vice, the sexual licence of Casanova, for cinematic imaginings of horror and death. This unit traces Venice from medieval origins in a muddy Adriatic lagoon, through the rise and decline of its mighty early-modern empire, to emergence as a 21st-century global tourist Mecca. It investigates Venice's extraordinary impact on everything from republican thought to understanding of how human beings inhabit the city environment.
HSTY2647 Renaissance Italy

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2047 Assessment: 1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay outline (10%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit uses a special study of Florence to investigate the extraordinary cultural flowering that occurred in Italy between the 14th and 16th centuries. Major themes embrace parallel developments in Venice, Rome, Siena and other city-states; the social context of art; neighbourhood; community; gender; sexuality; the family; poverty; rebellion; religion; and intellectual life. Students use a wide variety of textual and visual sources to critique the concept of the Renaissance, its modern image and its impact on our own age.
HSTY2651 Spanish Civil War

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Judith Keene Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History, Asian Studies or Spanish Language Prohibitions: HSTY2051 Assessment: 1x2500wd research essay (50%) and 1x2hr formal examination (40%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Spanish civil war (1936-1939) was a critical event in modern Spanish history and in international relations. The conflict in Spain elicited an enormous response from intellectuals and activists of the Left and Right around the world. As well, some hundred thousand foreigners enlisted in Spain, most with the Republican International Brigades in what, politically and militarily, was the curtain-raiser to World War Two. This unit enables students to study this important and fascinating twentieth-century event in depth.
HSTY2652 Genocide in Historical Perspective

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2052 Assessment: 1x1000wd Bibliography & Proposal (15%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr Exam (30%), Tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit we aim to come to an historical understanding of genocide in the modern era, that is, in approximately the last 250 years. We do so in a chronological, i.e. historical manner, and thereby seek not only to compare genocides, but determine how they may be related to one another. This unit begins by exploring the concept of genocide and concludes with post-1945 attempts to prevent it, as well as to prosecute its perpetrators under international law.
HSTY2656 A House Divided: The American Civil War

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Frances Clarke Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY2056 Assessment: 1x500wd essay proposal (10%) and 1x2000wd research essay (40%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (35%) and tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Civil War had momentous consequences for America - realigning the nation's political culture, ending slavery and forever transforming millions of lives. This unit analyses the social, cultural and political history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. We begin by looking at combat experience, civilian mobilization and state formation, the war's effects on gender and race relations and the causes for Reconstruction's failure, and we end by focusing on how and why this war continues to resonate in American culture.
HSTY2660 Violence in Italy

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY2060 Assessment: 1x500wd Bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay Outline (10%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x1hr Exam (20%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Violence is a feature of all human societies in every era. This unit examines the cultural significance of violence in Italy, from the Ancient Roman amphitheatre to the language of twentieth-century Fascist violence and post-war Italy's confrontation with left and right-wing terrorism, the 'years of lead', and Italy's continuing struggle with the Mafia. Themes include urban violence in Medieval, Renaissance and Early-Modern Italy, religious, gender and sexual violence, crime and punishment, and nationalist representations of violence in the nineteenth century.
HSTY2662 Atlantic World in the Age of Empire

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Prohibitions: HSTY2062 Assessment: 1x250wd Essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Between 1450 and 1825, the nations of Europe began building a series of overseas colonies and empires that fundamentally shaped the world in which we now live. This unit will survey the creation and development of the new Atlantic World that resulted. Starting with the voyages of Columbus, and focusing on the experiences of natives, settlers and slaves, we'll explore early encounters, immigration, the slave trade and finally independence movements and revolutions that created the new nations of the Americas.
HSTY2664 Medieval Cultures

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Julie Ann Smith Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY2064 Assessment: 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd exam (30%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a unit about people and cultures. Women and men, merchants and monks, Christians and Jews all formed the cultures, classes and statuses which constituted late medieval European society. The study themes of this unit focus on the means by which ideas, cultures and expectations were constructed and transmitted, and include topics such as healthcare, civic life, the body, gender and sexuality, religious beliefs and practices, otherness, death, political theory, art and architecture, travel.
HSTY2665 Festivals and Faith

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY2065 Assessment: 1x500wd Annotated Bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay Outline (10%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd Examination (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
A lively and accessible survey of late medieval popular beliefs and religious practices. Topics include devotional practices, mysticism, festivals, saints' cults, pilgrimage, and heretical movements. The unit locates religious practice in contexts such as medieval doctrine and liturgy, the development of affective piety, gender and the parish. Expressions of lay piety are to be found in a variety of primary sources including written texts, art works, and architecture, and students will have the opportunity of working with these remarkable resources.
HSTY2667 Politics and Cultures of US Imperialism

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2067 Assessment: 1x250wd bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, public debate about American power has been dominated by the question: is the United States an empire? Taking this debate as a starting point, students examine: the expansion of American power across the continent and then overseas; political, economic and cultural forms of domination and the subsequent transformation of societies overseas and the US itself; and the value and limits of applying the concept of imperialism to US power.
HSTY2670 Black Manhattan

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Assessment: 1x500wd essay outline (10%), 1x500wd essay biblography (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd take-home exercise (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the twentieth century Harlem was the black metropolis, the black capital of the world. This unit will explore the history of African Americans in New York City, from its beginnings as a Dutch settlement down to today. We will look at the people, images and events that defined Black Manhattan, paying particular attention to everyday life in Harlem in the twentieth century.
HSTY2671 Law and Order in Modern America

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Assessment: 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x250wd Essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores crime in the United States from Civil War to the present. It begins by examining historical approaches to crime, using murder as a case study. We look at the development of the criminal justice system, focusing on the police, the FBI, and extra-legal justice and lynching, and explore specific crimes: morals offenses; sex crimes; white-collar crime; and organized crime. Our focus is on the changing incidence, definitions and representation of crime in modern American culture and society.
HSTY2672 Britain and the World: C.1837-1914

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd draft essay (20%), 1x2000wd final essay (40%), 1x1500wd take home exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the political, social and cultural significance of Britain's foreign engagements c.1837-1914, including war (e.g. Crimean War, Afghan Wars, Maori Wars, Boer War), 'gunboat diplomacy' (e.g. the Royal Navy in the Pacific) and colonial rule (especially India, Ireland and Australia). Special emphasis will be given to the role these engagements played in fostering or challenging a sense of British identity among a wide range of men and women, both in Britain and the wider world.
HSTY2676 Australia's World

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x1000wd historiographical debate (20%), 1x250wd Essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd Essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines Australia's relations with the world in the post-war era. It explores the historical themes which shaped Australia's response to the world: loyalties to race and empire; communities of interest and culture; the 'Free' versus the 'Communist' worlds; the rise of Asian nationalism, ANZUS and Australian military engagements from Korea to Vietnam. It also investigates the making of Australia's foreign and defence policy from the 1980s to the present, including debates over engagement with Asia and the American alliance.
HSTY2677 Australia: Politics and Nation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd Short Paper on Research Skills (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr Exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the intersection between political culture and nationalism in Australia, with particular attention to the question of when (and if?) Australia became an 'independent' nation. It examines the content and character of British race patriotism in Australia before 1945 and the gradual unravelling of this British myth in the post-war period. Among other issues, the unit explores the end of 'White Australia', the rise of multiculturalism, engagement with Asia, Aboriginal reconciliation and republicanism.
HSTY2682 Portraits of Medieval Women

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY3696 Assessment: 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd exam (30%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Prostitutes, nuns, saints, mothers, mystics, alewives, pilgrims - the lives of medieval women in the 12th-15th centuries were rich and varied. Their experience and contributions to their medieval worlds come alive through insights into such broad categories such as family and marriage, intellectual and spiritual life, as well as through focused case studies. Students in this unit engage with the lives of medieval women through an array of textual and iconographic portraits as well as through a splendid scholarly literature.
HSTY2687 Alliance Anxiety: Australia-USA-Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Assessment: 1x1000wd historiographical debate (20%), 1x250wd essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the history of Australian-American relations in the Asia-Pacific from the early twentieth century to today. Topics covered include the respective US and Australian approaches to the region and the world, the creation of ANZUS, the West New Guinea crisis, Vietnam, and the recognition of China. Among other questions, the unit asks whether the alliance relationship has been one of simple subservience, or whether politicians and policymakers have tried to use the alliance to further Australia's own national interests.
HSTY2689 Civility and Squalor: 18 C. British Isles

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cindy McCreery Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of junior History, Ancient History or Asian Studies Prohibitions: HSTY3699 Assessment: 1x1000wd draft essay (20%) and 1x3000wd essay (60%) and 1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Eighteenth-century British and Irish society displayed stark contracts: conspicuous consumption jostled with abject poverty, humanitarian campaigns co-existed with capital punishment, and major treatises on political liberty were published alongside drinking manuals. This unit uses contemporary sources like newspapers, magazines, cartoons and pamphlets to trace major cultural, political, economic and social themes in Britain and Ireland, eg aristocratic leadership and decadence, political liberty and repression, religious faith and doubt, women's private and public lives, urbanization and unemployment, fashion and leisure.
HSTY2691 Writing History

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Prohibitions: HSTY2901 or ANHS2691 Assessment: 1x1000wd journal review (30%), 1x2000wd reflective Essay (30%), 1x3000wd diary (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to the practices and problems of historical inquiry. It surveys the most recent historiographical debates, and the social (and historical) contexts shaping contemporary discussions, and arguments, about history. Students will learn about the history of History, the place of theory in the discipline, and the practical aspects of writing history. Students also become familiar with the research and writing of members of the Department. This unit is recommended for students who are majoring in History, and is a requirement for entry into Honours in History.
HSTY2692 International and Global History

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x1000wd document assignment (20%), 1x250wd research bibliography (10%), 1x250wd Essay outline (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%), 1x1000wd exam (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The new history is investigated on a global scale, but international history has been around for more than a century. This unit explores the international and global dimensions of the past. It focuses on the history of internationalist thinking since the seventeenth century, varieties of internationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the intersecting modern histories of internationalism and nationalism, and the historical development of international institutions. It also offers students an understanding of the latest scholarship on international and global history, and the chance to investigate the international past for themselves through the use of primary sources.
HSTY2693 Frontier Violence in Modern Memory

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: "2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x500wd proposal and bibliography (10%), 1x1500wd exam (30%), 1x2500wd research essay (50%), in-class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The myth of the frontier is a foundation stone of national identity in the United States, where it gave birth to a global film genre, the Western. In Australia, where 'history wars' are waged over the level of violence and the legality of colonial expansion, the very existence of a frontier is disputed rather than romanticised. This unit compares the significance of the frontier in each country's history and popular memory from the perspective of both settlers and indigenous peoples.
HSTY2698 Free Speech: An International History

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x1000wd dossier analysis (20%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines political, legal, and cultural struggles over freedom of expression since the late eighteenth century. We will examine how concepts of freedom of speech and freedom of the press have changed over time. In the process we will explore changing ideas about citizenship and about the effects of words and ideas. The unit ranges over Australia, South Africa, India, France, and Russia, with special attention to Britain and the United States.
HSTY2699 Global Epidemics: From Black Death to Ebola

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History Assessment: 1x500wd essay outline with bibliography (10%), 1x2500wd research essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Through the ages, human societies have understood epidemic diseases as results of Providence, pollution, or proliferation of germs. Today, chronic conditions and 'diseases of civilisation' like obesity and drug addiction are seen as epidemics. What are the social, political, cultural, economic, and health implications of such `plagues¿? Tracing histories of epidemics from pre-modern outbreaks of Black Death and smallpox to recent pandemics such as AIDS and Ebola, this unit investigates the moral panics and public health measures they have inspired.
HSTY2700 Australia's People since 1901

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial /week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of HSTY or ANHS Assessment: 1x750wd essay outline (10%), 1x2250wd research essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Who are Australia's people? How best to protect, preserve and build Australia's population has long been a national obsession. A desire for growth fuelled maternal welfare and immigration programs. Images of a cohesive population lay behind exclusionary policies from 'white Australia' to Border Protection, but have also prompted inclusive multicultural initiatives. From Indigenous Australians to asylum seekers, from empty desert to crowded city, from baby health to aged care, from censuses to sex, demography lies at the heart of Australia's history.
LATN2600 Intermediate Latin 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Latin or HSC Latin Extension or LATN1601 or LATN2621 Prohibitions: LATN2603 or LATN1101 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit consolidates the knowledge of Latin acquired in LATN1601, LATN2621 or by advanced study of Latin at school. It involves both formal language study, including practice in unseen translation, and the close reading of a wide variety of shorter and extended extracts from Latin verse and prose texts. Increasing attention will be paid to the literary qualities, style, generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to their grammar and syntax.
LATN2601 Intermediate Latin 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN2600 Prohibitions: LATN1102 Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent language assignments (30%), 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit develops skills in the literary study of Latin texts, and builds further on language knowledge and translation skills acquired in LATN2600. It will involve the close reading of classic works of Latin prose and/or poetry, to be advised in advance on the Department of Classics and Ancient History website. Attention will be paid to style, literary and narrative technique, and the generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to the intricacies of grammar and syntax.
LATN2620 Reading Latin 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week,1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: LATN1001 or LATN1600 or LATN2611 or HSC Latin Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of the literature, culture, history and long legacy of the Latin-speaking world ruled by Rome. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Latin through the study of grammar and, using a wide variety of short and longer readings from a range of Roman authors, provides an introduction to Latin literature.
LATN2621 Reading Latin 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: LATN2620 or LATN1600 Prohibitions: LATN1002 or LATN1601 or LATN2612 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in LATN2620, enabling senior-level students to read more complex Latin texts. It concentrates particularly on reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Latin, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of a wide variety of longer extracts from Latin prose and verse texts.
LATN3600 Advanced Latin

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN2601 Prohibitions: LATN3607 Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent language assignments (30%), 2x750wd analysis exercises (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit offers advanced study and practice in the literary language of Latin. Reading and translation skills will be honed by weekly language classes and the translation of unseen passages; exercises in Latin composition will further develop knowledge and appreciation of literary Latin. The unit will also involve the close reading and analysis of classic works of Latin prose and/or poetry, paying close attention to style and diction, and to literary and narrative technique.
LATN3601 Ovid's Metamorphoses

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: LATN2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%) and participation in class discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ovid's Metamorphoses is the most sophisticated and playful poem from antiquity. This unit will examine its stylistic, literary and narrative technique through the reading of either an entire book or selected passages from the whole epic. It is particularly suitable for students who are in their second or third year of Latin, but will be of interest, profit and enjoyment to anyone interested in Latin poetry.
LATN3602 Virgil's Aeneid

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: LATN2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%) and participation in class discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Virgil's Aeneid is the central text of Roman civilization and arguably of Western culture. This unit will examine its stylistic, literary and narrative technique, and its historical and political context, through the reading of either an entire book or selected passages from the whole epic. It is particularly suitable for students who are in their second or third year of Latin, but will be of interest, profit and enjoyment to anyone interested in Latin poetry.
LATN3603 Latin Imperial Poetry

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: LATN3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit expands students' knowledge of the poetry of the Roman Empire through study of one or more important texts from this vital period in Rome's literary development. The focus of the unit will be on the interpretation, literary appreciation and generic and/or historical background of the texts. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
LATN3604 Latin Republican Poetry

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week Corequisites: LATN3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit expands students' knowledge of the poetry of the Republic and Augustan era through study of one or more important texts from this influential period in Rome's literary history. The focus of the unit will be on the interpretation, literary appreciation and generic and/or historical background of the texts. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
LATN3605 Latin Republican Prose

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit expands students' knowledge of the prose literature of the Republic and Augustan era through study of one or more texts from this influential period of Roman literature. The focus of the unit will be on the interpretation, literary appreciation and generic and/or historical background of the texts. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
LATN3606 Latin Imperial Prose

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week Prerequisites: LATN3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit expands students' knowledge of the prose literature of the Roman Empire through a study of one or more important texts from this vital period in Rome's literary development. The focus of the unit will be on the interpretation, literary appreciation and generic and/or historical background of the texts. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
PHIL2613 Plato and Aristotle

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (6 junior credit points of Philosophy and ANHS1600) Prohibitions: PHIL3013 or PHIL2013 Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (60%) and 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
An examination of the major philosophical themes to be found in the works of Plato and Aristotle, with close attention to a few central works. The course emphasises understanding the ways these philosophers think rather than learning a body of doctrine.
PHIL2614 The Presocratics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (ANHS1600) Prohibitions: PHIL2014, PHIL3014 Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (60%) and 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
A critical examination of the first developments in philosophy among the early Greeks, emphasising two emerging traditions of philosophy, in Ionia and the Italian peninsula respectively. The main emphases are on the origin of thought about being and the development of different philosophical methods through the activities of criticism and response prevalent among the Presocratics. These activities are particularly well exhibited in the argumentative challenges of Parmenides and Zeno, and the responses made by the fifth-century B.C. thinkers.
PHIL2634 Democratic Theory

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (6 Junior credit points of Philosophy and ANHS1600) Prohibitions: PHIL2514 or PHIL3514 Assessment: presentation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) and 1x2000wd Take-home exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
A unit in normative political philosophy. The unit will examine ideas of democracy, as well as historical foundations of these ideas, and it will do so in order to address key issues in contemporary democratic theory, such as the tension between republican and liberal ideas, the relationship between justice and democracy, the challenges of social and cultural pluralism, the limits of democratic inclusion, and, importantly, the nature of political legitimacy and the challenge of a suitably inclusive justification of political principles.
PHIL2649 The Classical Mind

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (6 Junior credit points of Philosophy and ANHS1600) Prohibitions: PHIL2613 or PHIL3639 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1xin-class test (15%), 1x1500wd Essay (25%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
An introduction to the philosophical outlook, conceptions, and arguments of Classical Greek philosophy. This unit will survey the rich period of Greek thinking from 600 BCE to the beginning of the Common Era, examining the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers. This unit will demonstrate the incredible originality of Greek philosophy, and reveal both its legacy in and differences from philosophy today.
PHIL3639 Hellenistic Philosophy

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anstey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture and 1hr tutorial per week. Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Philosophy Prohibitions: : PHIL3023, PHIL3039 Assessment: Essay and exam. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course will cover the period from the death of Aristotle up to the beginnings of Christian philosophy. It is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of the Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics. Approximately half the course will be devoted to questions in Hellenistic metaphysics, epistemology and logic. The other half of the course will be devoted to Hellenistic ethics and psychology.
RLST2624 The Birth of Christianity

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion) or (6 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANHS1602)) Prohibitions: RLST2024 Assessment: 1x1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit discusses the textual, archaeological and socio-cultural evidence for the origins of Christianity; with a particular purpose to analyse how cults centred on the charismatic figure of Jesus of Nazareth led to the construction of such a powerful religious tradition. Tensions within that emergent tradition will be considered, and especially its struggle towards self-identity with both Judaism and the Greco-Roman world.
ANHS4011 Ancient History Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: two seminars, each seminar meeting for 2 hours per week for one semester Assessment: A thesis of 18,000-20,000 word and 6,000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
ANHS4012 Ancient History Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ANHS4011 Assessment: Refer to ANHS4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ANHS4011
ANHS4013 Ancient History Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ANHS4012 Assessment: Refer to ANHS4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ANHS4011
ANHS4014 Ancient History Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ANHS4013 Assessment: Refer to ANHS4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ANHS4011