ancient-cultures/ug-arts-ancient-cultures

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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Clayton

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Ancient cultures explores a diverse range of societies from around the world. It is multidisciplinary and incorporates approaches drawn from archaeology, ancient history and classics to show how we attempt to understand the ancient past and its relevance to the present, and reflects the research expertise of the staff at Monash. Core studies span 250,000 years of history and incorporate pathways that focus upon Indigenous Australia, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome while encouraging cross-cultural study. Major themes include the study of complex society in all its forms, materiality, visual and literary culture, and religious diversity; contemporary theory is used to elucidate these topics. Language study and text criticism focuses upon Latin, Greek and Egyptian.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will:

  • have an ability to conduct and produce an independent research project in a written, visual or oral form, and in keeping with the methodological conventions of the disciplines
  • demonstrate the capacity to present a sustained argument based largely on primary sources
  • be a skillful team worker and have the ability to make informed oral presentations
  • possess well-developed problem solving skills
  • be aware of current philosophical, historical and cultural debates about the past
  • be able to think reflectively about different forms or genres of representation
  • be able to identify and reflect on the knowledge and skills developed in their study
  • be familiar with at least three of the disciplinary fields and have developed one area of specialisation
  • be familiar with the nature and complexity of cross-cultural interaction
  • have acquired skills in combining different disciplinary methodologies in reconstructing and interpreting the ancient past
  • where appropriate, have an extensive knowledge and understanding of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and specialised knowledge of style and genre
  • have an understanding of the evolution of specific disciplinary knowledge.

Units

Minor in ancient cultures

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in ancient cultures must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) additional elective units from the list below (12 points)

Note: Students can take the second-year cornerstone units from the major as electives.

Major in ancient cultures

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in ancient cultures must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one second-year cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2019 Perspectives on Indigenous art
  • ATS2084 Classical mythology: Themes and approaches in Greco-Roman epic and drama
  • ATS2349 The golden age of Athens
  • ATS2351 The archaeology of death in ancient Egypt: The early dynastic period to the middle kingdom

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3338 Understanding ancient cultures
  • ATS3543 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia
  • ATS3350 Kleopatra's Egypt

(d.) additional elective units from the list below (24 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third-year level.

Note: Students can take the remaining cornerstone and capstone units as electives.

Extended major in ancient cultures

Students completing an extended major in ancient cultures (60 points), must complete an additional 12 points of third-year level units from the list of electives.

Elective units

  • ATS1267 Latin introductory 1
  • ATS1269 Latin introductory 2
  • ATS2083 Bread and circuses: Understanding Roman culture
  • ATS2344/ATS3344 Archaeological fieldwork in Tuscany: Introduction to the Etruscan civilisation*
  • ATS2350 Kleopatra's Egypt**
  • ATS2352/ATS3352 Egypt's golden age
  • ATS2402/ATS3402 Ancient Greek theatre
  • ATS2748 Introductory Ancient Greek A/2
  • ATS2750 Introductory Ancient Greek B/2
  • ATS2751 Intermediate Latin 1
  • ATS2753 Intermediate Latin 2
  • ATS2924 Ancient Egyptian language: The basics
  • ATS2925 Ancient Egyptian language: Intermediary stage
  • ATS3339 Egypt: The broken reed
  • ATS3346 Imperial Rome: A study in power and perversion in early empire
  • ATS3347 Minoans, Mycenaeans and Egypt
  • ATS3349 The golden age of Athens***
  • ATS3351 The archaeology of death in ancient Egypt: The early dynastic period to the middle kingdom***
  • ATS3404 Eros and the body: Sexuality and body politics in the classical world
  • ATS3544 Archaeological field work and laboratory methods*
  • ATS3755 Intermediate Ancient Greek A/3
  • ATS3757 Intermediate Ancient Greek B/3
  • ATS3758 Latin Proficient 1
  • ATS3759 Latin Proficient 2

* This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

** If not already completed as a capstone unit.

*** If not already completed as a cornerstone unit.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts