Ancient Historiographical and Historical Studies: Foundation
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22 Feb 2021
26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
On successful completion, a student will be able to:
Acquire knowledge of a range of ancient cultures in their geographic and chronological contexts above undergraduate level.
Understand how past societies developed and interacted worldwide and some of the principles, concepts and techniques used in the study of their history and/or archaeology above undergraduate level.
Read ancient sources and literature from different historical and/or archaeological disciplines and interpret written and material evidence with appreciation and understanding above undergraduate level.
Plan and present written arguments about ancient cultures and material in coherent and documented form above undergraduate level.
Apply and adapt knowledge of a range of issues, questions and problems relating to the contemporary understanding of the past above undergraduate level.
Demonstrate critical engagement with a variety of modern scholarly opinions.
Students will undertake historiographical and historical studies relevant to their field of interest. This unit provides students with fundamental introductory knowledge and understanding in ancient history and modern scholarship relevant to their field of interest. The students will acquire knowledge of a range of ancient cultures in their geographic and chronological contexts, understand how past societies developed and interacted worldwide, read ancient sources and literature from different historical and/or archaeological disciplines and interpret written and material evidence with appreciation and understanding. It is a foundational unit for students who do not have a degree with a major in the field of ancient world and archaeological studies.