Ancient History Capstone
Travel back to the ancient world and develop a publication project that showcases your language studies, archaeology and epigraphy knowledge. Learn from ancient sources using modern methods. Chart your progress as you go.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of historical processes and fundamental historical developments in the ancient world
- understand and apply developed sophisticated research skills
- evaluate source material and, in particular, the ability to critically use ancient sources and evaluate modern interpretations of those sources to an advanced level
- formulate arguments and articulate ideas to an advanced level
- demonstrate a substantial appreciation of the larger issues that engage historians of the ancient world.
- 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
- Publication project
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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.
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%)
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