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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Note: Ancient Greek will not be offered in 2012

Description

Monash offers students a vibrant and engaging introduction to the life, culture and language of the ancient Greeks and Romans. No prior knowledge of classical studies is expected when undergraduates enter the program.

First-year level sequences are offered in Latin, Ancient Greek and classical cultural studies incorporating classical mythology and Greek and Roman life and culture (all texts are studied in translation).

Completion of a major or minor provides students with the opportunity to further their language studies in Latin and Ancient Greek, or develop their studies in classical culture through units on ancient Greek theatre and ancient Greek epic, Eros and the body, and performing Rome. Studies at honours level are also available which complement students' competence in the classical languages with detailed studies in ancient religion and myth, drama, erotic poetry and/or ancient political propaganda.

Course 3928 Diploma in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin) is also offered to students who are interested in teaching Latin (upon completion of a Graduate Diploma of Education) or wish to study the classical languages outside the structure of a degree.

Classical language streams

It is possible to study up to 36 points of Latin (if all levels from introductory to advanced Latin are completed) and/or a maximum of 24 points of Ancient Greek (introductory to intermediate).

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in classical studies must complete a combination of two first year units (12 points) chosen from the following:

  • ATS1265 Classical mythology and ATS1266 Life and culture in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • ATS1267 Introductory Latin A/1 and ATS1269 Introductory Latin B/1
  • ATS1271 Intermediate Latin A/1 and ATS1273 Intermediate Latin B/1

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in classical studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the compulsory units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory

  • ATS2401/ATS3401 Ancient Greek epic
  • ATS2402/ATS3402 Ancient Greek theatre
  • ATS2403/ATS3403 Performing Rome: From comedy to the Colosseum*
  • ATS2404/ATS3404 Eros and the body: Sexuality and body politics in the classical world*
  • 12 points of language units (if not completed at first-year level)

* Not offered in 2011.

Language streams

Electives

Units not offered in 2011

Core:

  • ATS2403/ATS3403 Performing Rome: From comedy to the Colosseum
  • ATS2404/ATS3404 Eros and the body: Sexuality and body politics in the classical world

Electives:

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 3786 Diploma in Arts (Classical Studies)
  • 3928 Diploma in Classical Languages (Greek, Latin)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing