Ancient History, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0262

Previous Code: SM1141.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Ancient History minor addresses the NESA requirements to prepare students who wish to teach Ancient History in secondary schools. Students are required to take one unit of Modern History in their first year and then complete three units in Ancient History. Study of the ancient world introduces students to historical continuity through the experiences of people in different places and time periods. Historical analysis and interpretation draw on physical evidence as well as written materials to investigate the social, political, economic and cultural life in the ancient past.

Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal A/Prof. Carol Liston (Acting DAP)
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal A/Prof. Carol Liston (Acting DAP)
Penrith Campus Internal A/Prof. Carol Liston (Acting DAP)

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete 40 credit points
Select one of the following:10
Modern European History and Politics
When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950
And three of the following subjects 30
Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens
Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient World
History of the Ancient World
Medieval Europe from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation
Thought and Action in Greece and Rome
Choose one of
Total Credit Points40