• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Research
    Specialist
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Timothy Denham
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
    First Semester 2015
    Autumn Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    Spring Session 2015
    See Future Offerings

This course underpins the research-led teaching framework which is central to the Masters in Archaeological Science program. The student designs and builds an individually tailored course program to address their particular interests, skills requirements and vocational training objectives. It allows students to gain skills which are not taught as part of regular classroom teaching at the graduate level, normally working closely alongside an individual staff researcher selected according to their specialist research focus. The selected researcher acts as chair supervisor and mentor for the project. The project may be either laboratory based, or based on combinations of supervised fieldwork followed by tuition in analysis and data interpretation.  The project can include working with a specialist on fieldwork abroad or in Australia, and in topic areas too specialized or cross-disciplinary to be normally formally taught as electives. It may involve working with a specialist to gain skills in an area that is not usually formally taught at the ANU. Examples might include aspects of faunal analysis, midden or residue analysis, palynology, rock art research or advanced geological, GIS, or earth science techniques. The course coordinator arranges teaching for this course in consultation with the student and with available colleagues across contributing Colleges.  The course has the same structure, and is complementary to, ARCH8031 Archaeological Science Project 2. The course allows skill development and progression from core frameworks introduced in the compulsory core course ARCH8032, which is a prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

 

  • Scope, design and implement a research training plan in a specific topic area of Archaeological Science (or cognate areas eg. Quaternary Science).
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in skills self-identified as training objectives at the concept stage of the project.
  • Self-appraise the outcomes of the project critically and make recommendations as to improvements and "next-steps''.
  • Present results from the project to a high professional standard and/or to a scholarly pre-publication standard.

Indicative Assessment

Research report or reports (total max.6000 words) based on laboratory/fieldwork studies engaged in (100%). A variety of media may be employed in the assessed portfolio as appropriate to the topic chosen eg portfolios of digital maps; annotated image library; analysed and interpreted questionnaire or survey results; laboratory data within summary report, a poster paper to a standard adequate for conference presentation.

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Workload

Supervised laboratory/fieldwork archive research, and/or reading course over 12 weeks

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 $4146
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1425 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1917 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1454 01 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2015 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1483 01 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2015 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1991 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1361 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015 In Person N/A

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