Units of Study | School of Humanities

Our wide range of units in ancient history, archaeology, classics, history, politics, peace studies, international studies, and religion are listed below according to study area and the trimester when they're available.

Units offered in 2017

Trimester 1 units

T1: Ancient History

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ANCH110 Introduction to Ancient Greece

ANCH304/404/504 Society and the Individual in Classical Greece

ANCH318/418/518 The Romans from Cradle to Grave

T1: Archaeology

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ARPA104 Archaeology: Principles and Practices

ARPA309 Zooarchaeology

ARPA343/543 Archaeology in the Field

ARPA352/552 Public Archaeology and Management

ARPA359/559 Advanced Analytic and Interpretative Methods

ARPA381/581 Prehistory of SE Asia

ARPA384/584 Stone Tools: Analysis and Interpretation

T1: Classics

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CLLA101 Introduction to Classical Languages

CLLA201 Intermediate Classical Languages

CLLA301 Advanced Classical Languagess

CLLA304/404 Classical Verse Texts

T1: History

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HINQ100 What is History?

HINQ200 History: Uses and Abuses

HIST111 Medieval Europe

HIST150 Colonial Australia

HIST308/508 Crusader Europe, 1095-1453

HIST310 Being Bad: Sinners, Crooks, Deviants and Psychos

HIST328 Modern Europe in War and Peace, 1918 to yesterday

HIST337/437 History and Museums

HIST361/561 The Cold War and Popular Culture

HIST595 Understanding History

T1: Indigenous Studies

Aboriginal flag in front of Parliament House in Canberra.

IDIG102 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

IDIG311/511 Indigenous Peoples and Colonisation: Land and Nature

T1: Peace Studies

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PEAC100 Introduction to Peace Studies

PEAC303/403/503 Active Resistance: Contemporary Nonviolence

PEAC352/452/552 Building Peace in Post-Conflict Situations

PEAC373/473/573 Globalisation as if People and Ecosystems Matter

T1: Political and International Studies

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PAIS101 Beyond Lies and Spin: Why Politics Matters

PAIS314/514 21st Century International Relations

PAIS316/516 Paradise Lost? Governance in the Pacific

PAIS390/590 Politics in the Developing World

T1: Philosophy

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PHIL151 Intro to Philosophy A: The Examined Life

PHIL303/503 Epistemology: The Enlightenment and Beyond

PHIL306/506 European Philosophy I: The 19th Century

PHIL343/543 Aesthetics

PHIL366/566 The Ethics of Environmentalism

T1: Studies in Religion

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RELS180 Exploring the Sacred

RELS381/581 Chinese and Japanese Religion: A History

RELS392/592 Meditation in Eastern Religions

T1: Humanities and Special Option Units

Trimester 2 units

T2: Ancient History

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ANCH111 Introduction to Ancient Rome

ANCH312/412/512 Rome of the Caesars

ANCH324/424/524 Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids

T2: Archaeology

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ARPA107 Bones and Stones: Archaeology and Human Evolution

ARPA300/500  Debates in Archaeology

ARPA301/501  Maritime Archaeology

ARPA302/502  Aboriginal Archaeology

ARPA356/556 Archaeology in the Laboratory

T2: Classics

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CLLA102 Classical Languages Through Reading

CLLA202 Intermediate Classical Texts

CLLA302/402 Advanced Classical Texts

CLLA303/403 Classical Prose Texts

T2: History

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HINQ101 The Historian

HINQ201 Researching and Applying History

HIST151 Modern Australia

HIST165 Europe and the New World

HIST324 Ashes to Ashes: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1945

HIST335/435 Heritage Conservation

HIST338/438 Australian Frontiers: Rural and Regional Histories

HIST339/439 The Family in History

HIST343 Islam in the Modern World

HIST512 Cities of the Ancient and Modern World

HIST542 British India: From Clive to Kipling to Gandhi

HIST595 Understanding History


T2: Indigenous Studies

Aboriginal flag in front of Parliament House in Canberra.

IDIG103 Indigeneity: A Global Experience

IDIG301/501 Analysing Change in Indigenous Societies: Politics and Public Policy

IDIG306/506 Indigenous Health

T2: Islamic Studies

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ISLM363/563 Women in Islam

T2: Peace Studies

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PEAC102 Environmental Peace

PEAC308/508 Creating Cultures of Peace

PEAC388/488 Constructing Aliens: Refugees in Contemporary Australia

T2: Political and International Studies

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PAIS103 International Relations: An Australian Perspective

PAIS302/502 Political Ideologies

PAIS352/552 International Human Rights

PAIS363/563 Women, Family and the State in Asia

PAIS365/565 Politics and the Environment: Intersecting Crises

T2: Philosophy

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PHIL101 Bioethics

PHIL102 The Art of Good Thinking

PHIL150 Introduction to Metaphysics: The Search for Reality

PHIL307/507 European Philosophy II: The 20th and 21st Centuries

PHIL308/508 Friendship, Love and Sex

PHIL323 Philosophy of Social Science

PHIL342/542 Ethical Theory

PHIL375/575 Social Philosophy: issues in applied Ethics

T2: Studies in Religion

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RELS182 World Religions Today

RELS386/586 Buddhism: A History

RELS395/595 God in Their Sights: The Arguments of  New Atheism

T2: Humanities and Special Option Units
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HUMS103 Controversies:  Foundations of Critical Social Analysis

For HUMS301 , HUMS505 , HUMS507 or HUMS508 please see Humanities Special Option, Reading and Research Project Units.

Trimester 3 units

T3: Ancient History

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ANCH112 Introduction to Egyptian and the Near East

ANCH307/407/507 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World

T3: Archaeology

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ARPA100 Great Excavations: Key Discoveries in Archaeology

T3: History

Early colonial painting

HINQ100 What is History?

HIST308/508 Crusader Europe, 1095-1453

HIST329/529 Australia and the World: An International History

HIST351 Convict Australia

HIST510 Massacre and Genocide: Histories of Atrocity

T3: Indigenous Studies

Aboriginal flag in front of Parliament House in Canberra.

IDIG103 Indigeneity: A Global Experience

IDIG305/505 Indigenous Business and Community Development

T3: Peace Studies

a woman carrying a chld along a railway track.

PEAC304/404/504 Environmental Security and Peaceful Futures

PEAC328/428/528 Resolution or Transformation of Conflict

PEAC354/454/554 Post-Conflict Justice and Reconciliation Processes

T3: Political and International Studies

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PAIS101 Beyond Lies and Spin: Why Politics Matters

PAIS361/561 Sex, Crime and Corruption

T3: Philosophy

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PHIL102 The Art of Good Thinking

PHIL304/504 Philosophy of Science

PHIL330/530 Elementary Logic

T3: Studies in Religion

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RELS184 Magic and the Supernatural in History and Culture

RELS384/584 Religions of the Ancient Near East

RELS388/588 The Pagan Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome