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Monash University Handbook 2011 Honours - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland


  • The units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries below. Also available via off-campus mode.


Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the history honours coordinator.



Offered by the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies


Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4800 History dissertation
  • ATS4801 History dissertation part 1 and ATS4802 History dissertation part 2

Coursework units

Students complete two of the following units:

  • ATS4278 Religion and secularism in the quest for European integration*
  • ATS4285 Dante's medieval world: Politics, religion and the city
  • ATS4286 Final journey: Life and death of European Jews 1900-1945*
  • ATS4287 Israelis and Palestinians between war and peace
  • ATS4288 Angels and demons: Rome, the papacy and the world
  • ATS4289 Medieval dialogues: Reason, mysticism and society
  • ATS4290 Holocaust memories: Landscape, mourning, identity
  • ATS4291 Fantasies of the flesh: The body in history*
  • ATS4293 Genocidal thought*
  • ATS4295 History and the museum*
  • ATS4296 Imagining Europe: Representations and images of a continent
  • ATS4297 Recording oral history: Theory and practice
  • ATS4299 History and heritage
  • ATS4300 Reading renaissance letters
  • ATS4301 Reading and writing Australian history **
  • ATS4302 Interpreting the Bible: Jewish and Christian perspectives*
  • ATS4303 Issues in environmental history: Images of the natural world
  • ATS4304 Colonial encounters: Ideas of race and 'otherness'
  • ATS4305 History and memory: Interpreting and life stories**
  • ATS4306 Reading and writing biography and life stories*
  • ATS4307 Cultures of devotion in Renaissance Italy*
  • ATS4308 The highland clearances: Displacement, migration and memory in Scotland*
  • ATS4309 Family history and genealogy*
  • ATS4310 Local and community history*
  • ATS4311 Text and community in Renaissance Italy (Prato)
  • ATS4312 History, biography and autobiography*
  • ATS4313 Hidden transcripts: Cultural approaches to the past*
  • ATS4314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda
  • ATS4319 Zionism: The argument
  • ATS4321 Jewish literature of subversion
  • ATS4339 Sustainability and the sacred*
  • ATS4340 Confronting death through ceremony and symbol*
  • ATS4342 Islamic thought in the modern world
  • ATS4343 Religion and ceremony in Australian society*
  • ATS4797 Research methods in biography and life writing**
  • ATS4810 Global justice: Civil and human rights after 1945
  • ATS4849 Medieval women and their world: Literacy, authority and spirituality

* These units are not offered in 2011.

** These units are considered 'methodological'.

Gippsland, Off-campus

Offered by the School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences


Students complete the following two units:

  • ATS4805 HUMCASS honours dissertation part 1
  • ATS4806 HUMCASS honours dissertation part 2

Coursework units

Students complete the following two units:

  • ATS4794 Research writing in history and politics
  • ATS4807 HUMCASS selected topics in theory and practice

Contact details

Relevant Courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0204 Honours degree of Bachelor of Letters
  • 0082 The honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws