ANCH402H Ancient History Dissertation

Updated: 19 February 2016
Credit Points 24
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Year Long Honours - Period 1 Off Campus
Armidale Year Long Honours - Period 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)
Start Finish Attendance Notes
Mandatory 5 days in each trimester [ie 10 days in total]. By arrangement.
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites ANCH401H (part-time students)
Co-requisites ANCH401H (full-time students)
Restrictions ANCH400

Honours candidates only

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Clemens Koehn (
Unit Description

Candidates complete an extended research dissertation on an Ancient History research topic of their choice (subject to availability of supervision). They will work under the guidance of a supervisor to write a 17 000 word dissertation, based upon the student's own question and independent research. This involves formulating a research question and utilising higher order independent research skills and advanced analysis to combine a broad range of research materials. Candidates will also demonstrate a broad knowledge of the overall subject area and an understanding of methodological issues relating to Ancient History.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

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Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Dissertation 100% 17,000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply advanced critical thinking skills and well developed judgement to formulate intellectually significant questions pertaining to a selected area of ancient history;
  2. demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology and apply initiative and judgement to independently and execute a piece of ancient history research;
  3. apply advanced critical analysis of a broad range of research materials from various resources in order to answer their dissertation question; and
  4. generate solutions to the student's own question and research and write an extended research dissertation presenting a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas.