Research in Ancient World Studies

Subject ANCW40014 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

10 hours per week: total time commitment 120 hours


Admission to fourth year honours or postgraduate diploma or in Ancient World Studies



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Tony Sagona

Parshia Lee-Stecum

Subject Overview:

This subject supports the development of the skills and knowledge required to undertake research in the field of Ancient world Studies. Students will investigate current issues, tools and methodologies in the field, and work on formulating and presenting a research project related to their thesis. Future research pathways and the current international context for the study of antiquity will also be explored. Students will evaluate and utilise a number of different approaches to the ancient culture as well as develop practical skills needed for a research career in the field. Classes in some weeks will be divided into archaeology and classical studies streams. Students will be able to select a stream, with coordinator approval, at the commencement of the subject


Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • understand current issues and methodologies in the field of ancient world studies.
  • be knowledgeable about the current careers pathways for researchers in the field of ancient world studies and the state of the field internationally.
  • be able to formulate, evaluate and undertake effective research projects in ancient world studies.

A 2000-word article/chapter analysis 40% (due in week 8 of semester), a 1000-word research presentation 20% (due in week 12 of semester) and a 2000-word research grant proposal 40% (due in the examination period).

Hurdle requirement: Students must attend 75% of classes in order to pass this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per day; after 5 working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject readings will be available on line

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be skilled in research.
  • possess advanced skills of critical thinking and analysis.
  • possess an ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly, economically and effectively.
  • have an understanding of social, ethical and cultural context.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient World Studies

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