• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dougald O'Reilly
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course will provide an introduction to the archaeological and biological data which reflect upon cultural history and human variation. From Origins to Civilisations sets up a broad framework upon which later Archaeology and Biological Anthropology units across the University can be placed. In particular, taken with the other first year unit, Introduction to Archaeology (ARCH 1111), taught in the 1st semester each year, it provides the necessary basis for students to continue on to a wide variety of later year units within our School.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 

  1. Understand the broad trajectory of human evolution.
  2. Critically evaluate archaeological journal articles.
  3. Understand  the rise of complex societies and recognize similarities and differences between them.

Indicative Assessment

Presentation (10 minutes duration) and presentation summary (500 words max) (9% and 6%) Addresses Learning Outcomes 1, 3.

Critical reading (100 words/reading x 2 readings) (2.5% each for a total of 5%) Addresses Learning Outcome 2.

Essay 2000 words in length (40%) Addresses Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.

Exam, 2 hours in length (40%) Addresses Learning Outcomes 1, 3.


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Workload

2, one hour lectures,1 hour tutorial/laboratory and 7 hours private study per week per week. Additionally, films may be shown but are not compulsory.


Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with PREH1112

Preliminary Reading

Scarre, C. ed The Human Past, Thames and Hudson, 2010.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6350 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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