Units of Study | 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 2018

Trimester 1 units

T1: Ancient History

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ANCH110 Introduction to Ancient Greece

ANCH315/515 The Shadow of Vesuvious: Pompeii and Herculaneum

ANCH326/526 Art and Architecture of the Ancient World

T1: Archaeology

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ARPA104 Archaeology: Principles and Practices

ARPA343/543 Archaeology in the Field

ARPA352/552 Public Archaeology and Management

ARPA356/556 Archaeology in the Laboratory

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

HIST309/509 Heretics and Dissenters in Medieval Europe, 1000-1500

HIST313 Crime, Protest and Reform in the British World, 1780-1840

HIST330/430 Local and Community History

HIST357 War, Nations and Empires: Modern Europe, 1789-1914

HIST368 The Swinging Sixties: The 1960s in America, Britain and Australia

HIST554 Imagining Australia: Empire, Nation, Sovereignty

HIST556 Public History

HIST595 Understanding History

T1: Indigenous Studies

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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

PEAC303/503 Active Resistance: Contemporary Nonviolence

PEAC352/552 Building Peace in Post-Conflict Situations

PEAC373/573 Globalisation as if People and Ecosystems Matter

T1: Political and International Studies

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PAIS101 Beyond Lies and Spin: Why Politics Matters

PAIS306/506 Avoid Economic Deception: Study Political Economy

PAIS314/514 21st Century International Relations

PAIS318/518 Australia's Relations with Asia

PAIS320/520 Classical Political Thinkers

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

RELS387/587 Earliest Christianity: Social Context and Sacred Text

T1: Humanities and Special Option Units

Trimester 2 units

T2: Ancient History

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ANCH111 Introduction to Ancient Rome

ANCH313/513 Augustus and the Roman Revolution

ANCH324/524 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

ARPA307/507 Experimental Archaeology

ARPA309/509 Zooarchaeology

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

HIST329/529 Australia and the World: An International History

HIST331/431 War and Australian Society in the 20th Century

HIST343 Islam in the Modern World

HIST363 The First World War, 1914-1918: History & Memory

HIST510 Massacre and Genocide: Histories of Atrocity

HIST513 Empires: Conquest and Conflict


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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ISLM344 Islam and the West: the Clash of Civilisations?

T2: Peace Studies

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PEAC102 Environmental Peace

PEAC308/508 Creating Cultures of Peace

PEAC388 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

PAIS315/515 Contemporary Challenges to Global Security

PAIS365/565 Politics and the Environment: Intersecting Crises

PAIS370/570 Contemporary  Issues in  Australian Politics

T2: Philosophy

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PHIL101 Bioethics

PHIL102 The Art of Good Thinking

PHIL150 Introduction to Metaphysics: The Search for Reality

PHIL342/542 Ethical Theory

PHIL323 Philosophy of Social Science

T2: Studies in Religion

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RELS182 World Religions Today

RELS385/585 Women, Gender and the World's Religions

RELS386/586 Buddhism: A History

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 Ancient Egypt and the Near East

ANCH325/525 New Kingdom Egypt

ANCH328/528 Towns and Cities of the Ancient World

ANCH351/551 Warfare in the Ancient World

T3: Archaeology

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ARPA100 Great Excavations: Key Discoveries in Archaeology

T3: History

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HIST301/501 Power and Propaganda in the European Reformations  -  includes  optional on campus study experience

HIST354 Aboriginal History since the Late 18th Century

HIST376/476 Oral History

T3: Indigenous Studies

Aboriginal flag in front of Parliament House in Canberra.

IDIG103 Indigeneity: A Global Experience

IDIG305/505 Indigenous Business and Community Development

IDIG311/511 Indigenous Peoples and Colonisation: Land and Nature

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

PAIS375/575 Mass Media and Politics

T3: Philosophy

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PHIL102 The Art of Good Thinking

PHIL385/585 Reason and Choice: Individual, Social, Political

T3: Studies in Religion

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RELS184 Magic and the Supernatural in History and Culture

RELS300/500 New Religions, Cults & Popular Spiritualities