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Sem 2 2024 Textbooks & Readers

ORIENTATION

Semester 2 2024

Please see below for a list of textbooks required for each unit.

Most units also require a unit reader. Readers cost $15-45 each and will be available for purchase at the start of the semester.

A limited number of book grants are available for undergraduate students halfway through the year. Please keep an eye on your student email for further details from the Associate Dean of Studies at this time.

HIS102: The Ancient World

  • TBA

HIS204: The Medieval World

  • Wim Blockmans and Peter Hoppenbrouwers, Introduction to Medieval Europe, 300-1550 (Routledge) – either the 3rd edition (2017) or the 4th edition (2023)
  • Reader

HIS301: Topics in Twentieth-Century History

  • Richard Pipes, A Concise History of the Russian Revolution, Vintage Books, 1996
  • Ian Kershaw, The Nazi Dictatorship, 4th edition, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
  • Steven Lawson and Charles Payne, Debating the Civil Rights Movement 1945-1968, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006
  • Reader

HIS302: Australian Politics, Culture and Religion

LIT102: Literature of the Western World: Ancient

  • TBA

LIT202: Literature of the Western World: Milton to Modern

  • TBA

LIT303: The Catholic Imagination in Modern Literature

  • Arbery. Will. Heroes of the Fourth Turning. Theatre Communications Groups, 2023. ISBN: 978-1559369886
  • Eliot, T.S. Collected Poems (Faber, 2002). ISBN: 9780571105489
  • Greene, Graham. The End of the Affair. Vintage. ISBN: 9780099478447
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley. Poems and Prose. Penguin. ISBN: 9780140420159
  • Shanley, Patrick. Doubt. (Theatre Communications Group, 2005). ISBN: 9781559362764
  • Undset, Sigrid. Kristin Lavransdatter: 1. The Wreath.  (trans T. Nunnally). Penguin. ISBN: 9780141180410 (This translation of The Wreath is essential).
  • Waugh, Evelyn. Brideshead Revisited. Penguin. ISBN: 9780241472736

LIT304: Shakespeare

  • TBA

PHI102: Metaphysics

No textbooks

PHI202: Moral Philosophy

No textbooks

PHI302: Social and Political Philosophy

No textbooks

PHI304: 20th Century Analytic Philosophy

No textbooks

THE102: The Development of Revelation

No textbooks

THE202: Fundamental Moral Theology

No textbooks

THE302: Bioethics and the Catholic Tradition

TBA

THE304: Public Morality and Catholic Social Ethics

No textbooks

SCI304: Darwinian Revolution

No textbook required

SCI306: Human Biology II

  • TBA

SCI308: Formal Logic

No textbook required

RED501: Historical Context of Catholic Teaching

Refer to the DropBox link in your Orientation letter

RED502: Catechesis in Sacramental Theology

Refer to the DropBox link in your Orientation letter

RED503: Challenges and Strategies in Religious Education

Refer to the DropBox link in your Orientation letter

RED504: Introduction to Biblical Studies

Refer to the DropBox link in your Orientation letter

LAN311: Virgil

[Please note that LAN302 Pagans and Christians from Augustus to Augustine will not be offered in 2023]

If you are reading an ancient text for the first time, the best translation is the one which engages your attention.  Guidance on specific translations has already been given. Please contact your lecturer for more information.

We will be reading Virgil’s Eclogues. A copy of the Latin text will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

You will be required to show knowledge of Virgil’s other two major works, in particular the Aeneid. In order of importance, you should read the following.

VIRGIL, The Aeneid

VIRGIL, The Georgics

HOMER, The Odyssey

THEOCRITUS, Idylls (esp. 1, 3-11, 20, 27)

A general history of Rome with good coverage of the period in which Virgil was writing is Mary Beard’s SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Profile Books, 2016).

LAN204

The only compulsory text is Ashley Carter, Latin Momentum Tests for GCSE (BCP, 2003; now Bloomsbury, 2018) which you should already possess. You should read as much as possible about the history of ancient Rome. A good general history to start with is Mary Beard’s SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Profile Books, 2016).

GRE302: The Genres of Greek Literature

If you are reading an ancient text for the first time, the best translation is the one which engages your attention.  Guidance on specific translations has already been given. Please contact your lecturer for more information. We will be using the same unit reader as the one prescribed for GRE301 in semester 1.

HOMER, The Odyssey

HERODOTUS, The Histories

AESCHYLUS, The Oresteia

A good general history of Greece is A. R. Burn’s Pelican History of Greece (1966), later republished as The Penguin History of Greece (1990).