Textbook List for Semester 2 2020


HIS102: The Ancient World

  • Charles Freeman, Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean, 3rd edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

HIS204: The Medieval World

  • Wim Blockmans and Peter Hoppenbrouwers, Introduction to Medieval Europe: 300-1550 (translated by Isola van den Hoven), 2nd edition, London and New York: Routledge, 2014.

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
  • Henry Kissinger, On China, Penguin, 2012

HIS302: Australian Politics, Culture and Religion

  • John Carroll, Land of the Golden Cities: Australia’s Exceptional Prosperity and the Culture that Made It, (Redland Bay, QLD: Connor Court, 2017).

LIT102: Literature of the Western World: Ancient

  • The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (trans Robert Fagles) Penguin Classics.
  • The Iliad. Translated by Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics. ​
  • On the Nature of the Universe. Trans. Ronald Melville. Oxford World Classics, 2009. ​
  • Murray, P. Classical Literary Criticism. Penguin Classics, 2000. ​
  • The Theban Plays. Trans. E. F. Watling. Penguin Classics, 1974. ​
  • Virgil. The Aeneid. Trans. Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics, 2007.

LIT202: Literature of the Western World: Milton to Modern

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad​
  • A Turn of the Screw by Henry James​
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton​
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley​
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

LIT303: Catholic Imagination

  • Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed, trans. Bruce Penman, Penguin, 1972
  • Graham Greene, Brighton Rock, Penguin, 2004
  • Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, Penguin, 2009

LIT304: Shakespeare

  • Julius Caesar. London: Penguin Shakespeare
  • King Lear. London: Penguin Shakespeare​
  • Richard II.  London: Penguin Shakespeare​
  • Romeo & Juliet. London: Penguin Shakespeare​
  • The Tempest. London: Penguin Shakespeare
  • Twelfth Night.  London: Penguin Shakespeare​

PHI102: Metaphysics

No textbooks

PHI202: Moral Philosophy

No textbooks

PHI302: Social and Political Philosophy

  • Aristotle, Politics, trans. Carnes Lord, 2nd edition, University of Chicago Press, 2013
  • Thomas Hobbes, On the Citizen, ed. and trans. Richard Tuck and Michael Silverthorne, Cambridge University Press, 1998

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

No textbooks

THE304: Public Morality and Catholic Social Ethics

No textbooks


SCI304: Darwinian Revolution

No textbooks

SCI306: Human Biology II

To be advised

SCI308: Formal Logic

No textbook required

Religious Education

RED3502: Catechesis in Sacramental Theology

The name of the text is:

History of the Kingdom of God. Part 2. Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom” by Sofia Cavalletti.

There are two ways you can obtain this text:

1.      A kindle version or a paper copy

2.      A paper copy.


Kindle Version:

The kindle version will be available immediately once you pay by credit card

If you don’t own a Kindle, you can download a free app for your computer or phone that will allow you to read the text. There are a number of websites offering this, but here is a link to one of them:


For the book itself, the following link that will take you directly to the kindle version:


The cost quoted on 22/05/2020 was: $13.95


Paper Version:

Paper versions of the text vary widely in price. The following website seems to be offering the cheapest version.

Course Related Publications

The cost quoted on 22/05/2020 is $16.95 in US Dollars (currently about $25.81 in Australian Dollars). You will also need to add on postage. I am not certain what that would be.

You will also need to be aware that the book will need to come from the US, so it would be wise to order it as soon as possible to ensure that it arrives on time. Usually allow 4-8 weeks.