Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Historical & Philosophical Inq




One Semester

Class contact

study tour


Students submit expressions of interests to the Course Coordinators to be included on a waitlist, the selection will be on a first come basis providing that students are in the appropriate study area.

Recommended prerequisite


Minimum 16 Maximum 24

Assessment methods

Attendance, Participation and Discussion 10%, Presentation Handouts 40% (2 x 20% each), On-Site Presentations 20 % (2 x 10% each), Final Assignment: Written/Visual Journal (30%)

Course coordinator

Dr J McWilliam

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course consists of a trip to Italy, visiting the major archaeological sites of the ancient Roman world and many of the important museums and collections. There will also be associated lectures and information sessions. Sites to be visited may include, but are not restricted to: Rome, Ostia, Tivoli, Tarquinia, Cerveteri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri and Paestum. At the completion of this course, students will not only have a greater understanding of the ancient world, but they will also experience art, monuments and culture from later periods, including the modern society of Italy. This experience will prove to be invaluable in any future studies within the Humanities which seek to foster an awareness of the European tradition to which the modern Australasian world is deeply indebted.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2014 St Lucia External Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile