Sub-major - Ancient History

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1141.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

1652.9 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1823.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
6021.4 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The Ancient History sub major addresses the NESA requirements to prepare students who wish to teach Ancient History in secondary schools. Students are required to take one unit of Modern History in their first year and then complete three units in Ancient History. A compulsory unit at Level 2 will introduce students to the Ancient World which can then be explored in more detail in pool units. Study of the ancient world introduces students to historical continuity through the experiences of people in different places and time periods. Historical analysis and interpretation draw on physical evidence as well as written materials to investigate the social, political, economic and cultural life in the ancient past.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal A/Prof. Carol Liston (Acting DAP
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal A/Prof. Carol Liston (Acting DAP
Penrith Campus Internal A/Prof. Carol Liston (Acting DAP

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points

102814 History of the Ancient World
100244 Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens
102835 Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient World

Choose one of

102768 When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950
102000 Modern European History and Politics

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