Research in Classics

Subject CLAS40033 (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 the Graduate Diploma (advanced) 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:

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


Associate Professor Parshia Lee-Stecum


Dr K.O. 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.
  • 2000 word article/chapter analysis due, in week 8 of semester (40%);
  • 1000 word research presentation, due in Week 12 of semester (20%);
  • 2000 word research grant proposal, due in the examination period (40%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • students must attend a minimum of 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 five 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

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

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