• 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
    • Duncan Wright
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the principles by which archaeological projects are devised and executed. It will deal with the issues of finding a topic to research, defining its scope and limitations, developing a research bibliography and data inventory, devising a methodology by which the topic becomes a research question, and elaborating a research design.This course is a pre-requisite for Honours in Archaeology or Archeological Practice

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critique archaeological theses and evaluate the equality of research;
2. Apply essential research skills for writing thesis chapters or academic papers.
3. Undertake quantitative analysis including statistical analysis;
4. Present and interpret data in oral and written academic forums.

Indicative Assessment

1000 word thesis critique (20%; LO 1).
Laboratory portfolio (30%; LO 3).
10-15 minute oral presentation (10%; LO 2,3,4)
2000 word short report (40%; LO 2,3,4)


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Workload

Three hours of contact time, including 2 hour lectures and 1 hour practical laboratories over a 13 week period. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each week over the semester (total workload 130 hours).


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol you must have completed ARCH1111/ARCH1112 and 18 units of 2000 or 3000 level Archaeology (ARCH) Anthropology (ANTH) or Biological Anthropology (BIAN) courses or with permission of Convener. Must not have previously completed ARCH6500 or ARCH8102

Majors

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

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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
6011 28 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 07 Nov 2014 In Person N/A

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