Monash University

Honours - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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:

  • ATS4003 SOPHIS honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4004 SOPHIS honours thesis A (12 points)and ATS4005 SOPHIS honours thesis B (12 points)

Coursework units

Students complete APG4618 Researching histories plus one of the following units:

  • 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
  • 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
  • ATS4301 Reading and writing 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
  • ATS4307 Cultures of devotion in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
  • ATS4310 Local and community history
  • ATS4311 Text and community in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (Prato)
  • ATS4313 Hidden transcripts: Cultural approaches to the past
  • ATS4314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda
  • ATS4340 Confronting death through ceremony and symbol
  • ATS4341 Interpreting the sources of Islam: The Qur'an and Hadith
  • ATS4342 Islamic thought in the modern world
  • ATS4810 Global justice: Civil and human rights after 1945

Not all units are offered each year

Gippsland, Off-campus

Offered by the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences


Students complete the following two units:

Coursework units

Students complete the following two units:

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

Contact details

Relevant courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 4090 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences