CLAS402H Classics Hons Dissertation

Updated: 04 April 2019
Credit Points 24
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Year Long Honours - Period 1 Online
Armidale Year Long Honours - Period 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites CLAS401H (part-time students)
Co-requisites CLAS401H (full-time students)
Restrictions CLAS400 or LATN400 or GREK400

Honours candidates only

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Sarah Lawrence (
Unit Description

In this unit students will write a dissertation on any topic concerning the ancient world or the Classical Tradition approved by the Convenor of Classical Languages, and the supervisor of the thesis. Students will be expected to demonstrate in the thesis an advanced knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, familiarity with the modern scholarship and the ability to argue a sophisticated case.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply advanced reading skills to complex, unpredictable and extended Greek and Latin texts in pursuit of an autonomous research project thereby showing their ability to transform knowledge;
  2. independently apply advanced cognitive skills to generate and transmit solutions to sophisticated questions of the student?s own devising;
  3. critically analyse and evaluate complex, unpredictable texts using an appropriate metalanguage to complete a range of activities within the confines of an extended research project;
  4. transmit advanced skills and knowledge in their development of a research question thus demonstrating well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a student of Classics; and
  5. demonstrate advanced technical and theoretical knowledge of an ancient language as well as specialist knowledge about a particular author/authors and modern responses to their work.