• 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
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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The course provides an introduction to independent research in archaeology and to the preparation of a research thesis. Coursework will be framed around the enrolled students' individual honours projects, and course meetings will include a mix of formal instruction and group-based discussion. Readings will include papers and books on archaeological and research methodology, academic readings relevant to individual honours projects and scholarly theses.

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. Analyse and interpret complex texts relevant to their research;
  2. Present logical, structured and supported arguments;
  3. Communicate effectively with peers and colleagues about sophisticated archaeological concepts in seminar and presentation contexts;
  4. Design, develop and carry out initial research for an honours thesis project.

Indicative Assessment

Annotated bibliography (20%) - LO: 1, 4 ca. 1000 words

30 minute Presentation (15%) with 2 page summary ca. 750 words (15%) concerning background to and methodology for honours thesis - LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

3-4000 word Literature Review chapter for honours thesis (40%) - LO: 1, 2, 4

Participation in seminar discussion (10%) - LO: 3

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Workload

One 2-hour seminar per week for 13 weeks.  Students are expected to commit a further 8 hours of independent study per week over the duration of the semester for a total 130 hours work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS), Bachelor of Archaeological Practice Honours (HAPRC), or completed 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR)

Prescribed Texts

Connah, G. 2010. Writing about archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major

Specialisations

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3417 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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