Credit points


Minor available at

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
  • Online


Major can be studied in fully online mode following the schedule of unit offerings listed.

Additional information

This rich minor will focus on Ancient Israel and its material remains including landscapes, architecture, artefacts, and people. It will provide you with core instruction on archaeological evidence and theory combined with opportunities for hands-on experience in the field through a real archaeological excavation in Israel.

You will learn about ancient peoples in the Near East from earliest habitation through interactions of the ancient Israelites with the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Canaanites, Philistines, Greeks and finally the Romans. Along the way, you can choose to study related units in history, languages and science depending on your personal interest. You can broaden your experience with an intensive study trip to Rome where you will learn about its past and heritage. Top achieving students can undertake a personalised special research project and progress to honours.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A)
  2. 20cp to 30 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B)

Part A : 100-level units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ARCH100Archaeology of Ancient Israel10Recommended for ITE students
ARCH101Introduction to Ancient Languages10Not included in an ITE sequence
HIST116The Ancient Near East10

Part B : 200- and/or 300-level units

Complete 20 to 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ARCH200Archaeological Evidence and Practice10
ARCH201Canaanites, Philistines, Judahites and the Rise of the Davidic Monarchy10
ARCH202Roman Judea: Occupation and Conflict10
ARCH203Archaeological Excavation in Israel10
ARCH300Near Eastern Art, Text and Literature10
GEOG312Mapping for a Complex World10Not included in an ITE sequence
HIST240Ancient Israel: Empires and Exile10Recommended for ITE students
HIST241Persians, Greeks and Romans: Cyrus to the Caesars10Recommended for ITE students
HIST308Making History10Recommended for ITE students
HUMA319Rome Field School: Landscapes Past and Present10

Have a question?

We're available 9am–5pm AEDT,
Monday to Friday

If you’ve got a question, our AskACU team has you covered. You can search FAQs, text us, email, live chat, call – whatever works for you.

Live chat with us now

Chat to our team for real-time
answers to your questions.

Launch live chat

Visit our FAQs page

Find answers to some commonly
asked questions.

See our FAQs