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 2024 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)
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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

  • ARCH100Archaeology of Ancient Israel10 CP

    Recommended for ITE students

  • ARCH101Introduction to Ancient Languages10 CP

    Not included in an ITE sequence

  • HIST116The Ancient Near East10 CP

Complete 20 to 30 credit points from the following:

  • ARCH200Archaeological Evidence and Practice10 CP
  • ARCH201Canaanites, Philistines, Judahites and the Rise of the Davidic Monarchy10 CP
  • ARCH202Roman Judea: Occupation and Conflict10 CP
  • ARCH204Archaeological Excavation in Israel20 CP

    Approval of Head of School or Course Coordinator

  • ARCH300Near Eastern Art, Text and Literature10 CP
  • GEOG312Mapping for a Complex World10 CP

    Not included in an ITE sequence

  • HIST240Ancient Israel: Empires and Exile10 CP

    Recommended for ITE students

  • HIST241Persians, Greeks and Romans: Cyrus to the Caesars10 CP

    Recommended for ITE students

  • HIST308Making History10 CP

    Recommended for ITE students

  • HUMA319Rome Field School: Landscapes Past and Present10 CP

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