Women and Gender in the Ancient World
Enrolments for this year have closed. Keep exploring subjects.
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.
QS RANKING 2021
Times Higher Education Ranking 2021
On successful completion you will be able to
- Acquire and demonstrate knowledge of the evidence relating to the life experiences of women and concepts of gender in the ancient world.
- Evaluate ancient source material and modern interpretations of that material at an advanced level.
- Formulate arguments, express ideas and respond to the views of staff and peers in both oral and written form at an advanced level.
- Appreciate historiographical theories and how historical information (in the broadest sense) may be extracted from ancient texts and archaeological remains.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
completed 20cp in AHIX units at 2000 level or above
No special requirements
This unit is a study of sexuality and gender in the Egyptian, Near Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean worlds, but with special emphasis on Ancient Greek and Roman society. It also looks at the convergence of classical traditions and Judaeo-Christian thought in late antique Rome. The unit draws upon the contributions of women's history and feminist scholarship to the study of antiquity, paying particular attention to the role of historiography in understanding past worlds.
- Seminar paper (20%)
- Essay (40%)
- online examination (40%)
Bachelor of Arts
- Major in English
- Major in Ancient History
- Major in Modern History
- Major in Philosophy
- Major in Politics
- Major in Sociology
- Major in Creative Writing
- Major in Indigenous Studies
- Major in International Relations
- Major in Applied Ethics