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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Clayton - Dr Gillian E. Bowen


Previously coded AAH1020


An overview of the cultures of the Mediterranean from the end of the Bronze Age to the triumph of Christianity. The major focus is upon the classical cultures: Greece and Macedon, Hellenism and Rome; also surveyed are Egypt, Iraq and Persia. Themes and source material as ATS1247.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. Acquired a basic knowledge of those cultures of the ancient Mediterranean studied.
  2. Developed an awareness of the different political, social, economic and religious systems which each of these cultures developed.
  3. An awareness of the cultural exchange which operated in the Mediterranean region.
  4. An awareness of the range of material - monuments, artefacts, texts - available for use in the reconstruction of ancient societies.
  5. An understanding of the basic methods of archaeology and ancient history.
  6. Acquired basic training in the development of a critical appraisal of source material of all kinds.


Written work: 60% (3000 words)
2 hour exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Gillian E. Bowen

Contact hours

2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour lecture per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Archaeology and ancient history