Units of Study | School of Humanities

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

Study 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

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

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HIST165 Europe and the New World

HIST303 Witch Hunting, 1400-1700 (Includes an optional on campus residential school)

HIST332/432 History as Film

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

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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

T3: Special Option Units