Research in Ancient World Studies

Subject ANCW40014 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours: 3 x 2-hour seminars; 3 x 4-hour seminars; and 1 x 6-hour mini-confernece in week 12.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to fourth-year Honours or Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in Ancient World Studies.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Parshia Lee-Stecum


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

Learning Outcomes:

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 due in week 17 (40%)
  • A 1000-word research presentation due in week 21 (20%)
  • A 2000-word research grant proposal due in the end of semester examination period (40%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • Students must attend 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: 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.

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
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient World Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Ancient World Studies
PC-ARTS Ancient World Studies
PD-ARTS Ancient World Studies

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