Classics and Ancient History major

Classics and Ancient History is the study of the languages, literature, history, art and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations. These two cultures lie at the very foundation of the modern world, and we are surrounded by their legacy: from the Olympic Games to the alphabet, from democracy to Christianity, from theatre to the rule of law—wherever we turn we find ourselves in their debt. These uncannily familiar Greeks and the Romans struggled with many of the same crucial issues as we do: globalisation, the 'clash of civilisations' and the decline of great powers. This exciting major lets you combine the languages with the history and archaeology of the classical world to give you a holistic picture of this vibrant and eternally relevant era. UWA is the only university in Western Australia where you can study this intriguing major.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) display a knowledge of the chief eras, achievements and enduring legacies of the classical world; (2) display an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the various forms (written and material) of evidence used to study the classical world, and of the means of synthesising and analysing such diverse material; (3) display in several areas of specialised study a sophisticated appreciation of, and a basic command of research practice into, specific eras, methodologies, or classical authors; and (4) display a basic understanding of at least one of the classical languages.

Degree-specific major

Classics and Ancient History can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Classics and Ancient History is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CLAN1002 Glory and Grandeur
Incompatibility:
CLAH1103 Glory and Grandeur
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CLAN1001 Myths of the Greeks and Romans: Story, History and Reinvention
Incompatibility:
CLAH1111 Myth: from Creation to Death
S2 CLAN1101 Latin 1
Incompatibility:
LATN1151 Beginners' Latin I

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Take CLAN2201 if the Level 1 option CLAN1101 has not been taken or take both units.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CLAN2001 The Golden Age of Athens
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2202 Age of Thucydides
S2 CLAN2002 The Foundation of the Roman Empire
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH1102 Julians and Julio-Claudians
S1 CLAN2102 Latin 2
Prerequisites:
CLAN1101 Latin 1
or
LATN1151 Beginners' Latin I
Incompatibility:
LATN2201 Intermediate Latin I
S2 CLAN2103 Latin 3
Prerequisites:
CLAN2102 Latin 2
or
LATN2201 Intermediate Latin 1
Incompatibility:
LATN2202 Intermediate Latin II
S1 CLAN2201 Greek 1
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 CLAN unit
or
any Level 1 CLAH unit
Incompatibility:
GREE1151 Beginners' Greek I
S2 CLAN2202 Greek 2
Prerequisites:
CLAN2201 Greek 1
or
GREE1151 Begineers Greek 1
Incompatibility:
GREE2201 Intermediate Greek I

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CLAN3001 Ancient Epic
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2230 Ancient Epic
S1 CLAN3002 The Emergence of Greece
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2201 Emergence of Greece
N/A CLAN3003 Greek Theatre
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2281 Classical Greek Theatre
N/A CLAN3004 Alexander the Great
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2212 Age of Alexander the Great
N/A CLAN3005 Roman Archaeology
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
or
ARCY unit (except ARCY2005 Rock Art Field Unit)
Incompatibility:
CLAH2204 Roman Archaeology
N/A CLAN3006 The Roman Revolution
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2222 The Foundation of the Roman Empire
S1 CLAN3007 The Majesty of the Roman Empire
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2231 Majesty of the Roman Empire
S2 CLAN3008 Roman Britain
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
or
ARCY unit (except ARCY2005 Rock Art Field Unit)
Incompatibility:
CLAH2232 Roman Britain
S1 CLAN3104 Latin 4
Prerequisites:
CLAN2103 Latin 3
or
LATN2202 Intermediate Latin II
Incompatibility:
LATN3301 Advanced Latin I
S1 CLAN3203 Greek 3
Prerequisites:
CLAN2202 Greek 2
or
GREE2201 Intermediate Greek I
Incompatibility:
GREE2202 Intermediate Greek II
S2 CLAN3204 Greek 4
Prerequisites:
CLAN3203 Greek 3
or
GREE2202 Intermediate Greek II
Incompatibility:
GREE3301 Advanced Greek I

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Classics and Ancient History degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-CLANH

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Classics and Ancient History degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-CLANH-Generic

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Classics and Ancient History can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Classics and Ancient History can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The Classics and Ancient History second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Level 1

Second major units
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CLAN1002 Glory and Grandeur
Incompatibility:
CLAH1103 Glory and Grandeur
Second major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CLAN1001 Myths of the Greeks and Romans: Story, History and Reinvention
Incompatibility:
CLAH1111 Myth: from Creation to Death
S2 CLAN1101 Latin 1
Incompatibility:
LATN1151 Beginners' Latin I

Level 2

Second major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Take CLAN2201 if the Level 1 option CLAN1101 has not been taken or take both units.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CLAN2001 The Golden Age of Athens
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2202 Age of Thucydides
S2 CLAN2002 The Foundation of the Roman Empire
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH1102 Julians and Julio-Claudians
S1 CLAN2102 Latin 2
Prerequisites:
CLAN1101 Latin 1
or
LATN1151 Beginners' Latin I
Incompatibility:
LATN2201 Intermediate Latin I
S2 CLAN2103 Latin 3
Prerequisites:
CLAN2102 Latin 2
or
LATN2201 Intermediate Latin 1
Incompatibility:
LATN2202 Intermediate Latin II
S1 CLAN2201 Greek 1
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 CLAN unit
or
any Level 1 CLAH unit
Incompatibility:
GREE1151 Beginners' Greek I
S2 CLAN2202 Greek 2
Prerequisites:
CLAN2201 Greek 1
or
GREE1151 Begineers Greek 1
Incompatibility:
GREE2201 Intermediate Greek I

Level 3

Second major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CLAN3001 Ancient Epic
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2230 Ancient Epic
S1 CLAN3002 The Emergence of Greece
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2201 Emergence of Greece
N/A CLAN3003 Greek Theatre
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2281 Classical Greek Theatre
N/A CLAN3004 Alexander the Great
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2212 Age of Alexander the Great
N/A CLAN3005 Roman Archaeology
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
or
ARCY unit (except ARCY2005 Rock Art Field Unit)
Incompatibility:
CLAH2204 Roman Archaeology
N/A CLAN3006 The Roman Revolution
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2222 The Foundation of the Roman Empire
S1 CLAN3007 The Majesty of the Roman Empire
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
Incompatibility:
CLAH2231 Majesty of the Roman Empire
S2 CLAN3008 Roman Britain
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 CLAN unit
or
ARCY unit (except ARCY2005 Rock Art Field Unit)
Incompatibility:
CLAH2232 Roman Britain
S1 CLAN3104 Latin 4
Prerequisites:
CLAN2103 Latin 3
or
LATN2202 Intermediate Latin II
Incompatibility:
LATN3301 Advanced Latin I
S1 CLAN3203 Greek 3
Prerequisites:
CLAN2202 Greek 2
or
GREE2201 Intermediate Greek I
Incompatibility:
GREE2202 Intermediate Greek II
S2 CLAN3204 Greek 4
Prerequisites:
CLAN3203 Greek 3
or
GREE2202 Intermediate Greek II
Incompatibility:
GREE3301 Advanced Greek I

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Classics and Ancient History can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-CLANH

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Classics and Ancient History can also be taken as a degree-specific major.