Research in Classics

Subject CLAS40033 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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

170 hours


Admission to fourth year honours or postgraduate diploma in Classics.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Completion of Latin language studies equivalent to Latin 4 or higher and completion of Ancient Greek language studies equivalent to Ancient Greek 4 or higher

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Parshia Lee-Stecum, Dr James Chong-Gossard


Parshia Lee-Stecum

James Chong-Gossard

Subject Overview:

This subject supports the development of the skills and knowledge required to undertake research in the field of Classics. 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 Classics will also be explored. Students will evaluate and utilise a number of different approaches to the study of classical texts and culture as well as develop practical skills needed for a research career in the field.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

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

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

Prescribed Texts:

Subject readings will be available on line

David M Schaps, Handbook for Classical Research (Routledge, 2011)

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Classics

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