Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of historical processes and fundamental historical developments in the ancient world
  2. understand and apply developed sophisticated research skills
  3. evaluate source material and, in particular, the ability to critically use ancient sources and evaluate modern interpretations of those sources to an advanced level
  4. formulate arguments and articulate ideas to an advanced level
  5. demonstrate a substantial appreciation of the larger issues that engage historians of the ancient world.
  • Topics

    • Introduction
    • Aims and methods 1: history and historiography
    • Aims and methods 2: language studies
    • Aims and methods 3: archaeology
    • Aims and methods 4: epigraphy
    • Aims and methods 5: numismatics
    • WIP: work-in-progress - interviews and outlines
    • Key themes 1: social history
    • Key themes 2: cultural history
    • Career development
    • Reflection
    • Publication project
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-HST390


AHIX399 is a capstone subject that ties all previous Ancient History subjects together and must be the last subject taken for this field of study.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as HST390 Ancient History Capstone.

This subject is specially designed and will be offered in the form of a publication project on a set of approved topics relevant to Ancient History. Students collect, assess, analyse and interpret relevant evidence in the light of current historical thinking. In addition to seminar participation (regular discussion, a bibliographical portfolio, a learning journal, and a brief work-in-progress interview and outline), the subject culminates in a coherent paper, 5000 words in length, which conforms to the standards of research and writing guidelines expected in peer-reviewed scholarly publications in the field of ancient world studies.

  • Project — Publication Project (50%)
  • Report — Work-in-Progress Report (20%)
  • Seminar — Seminar Forum (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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Related Degrees

undergraduate MAQ-ART-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Ancient History
  • Major in English
  • Major in Modern History
  • Major in Philosophy
  • Major in Politics
  • Major in Society and Culture
  • Major in Sociology