• 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
    • AsPr Philip Piper
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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The course examines the relationships between the human and the plant and animal worlds.  Particular attention will be given to the concept of domestication, to the wild precursors of  domesticates, and to the exploitation, manipulation and transformation of selected plant and animal  species.

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. Engage with the literature on plant and animal domestication and adaptation and the role of humans in these processes
  2. Organise and articulate complex arguments verbally and in writing based on scientific and archaeological data about domestication and domesticates
  3. Identify basic physiological traits of wild and domestic species and discuss their appearance in the archaeological record

Indicative Assessment

3000 word essay (50%) [LO: 1-3]

15 min tutorial presentation (30%) [LO: 1-3]

2 class tests (ca. 30 min) (10% each) [LO: 1-3]

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Workload

Normally offered in alternate years.

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study for each teaching week over the semester (total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARCH2108 or ARCH6108.

Prescribed Texts

Zeder, M. Bradley,D. Emshwiller,E. and B.D. Smith (eds), Documenting Domestication: New Genetic and Archaeological Paradigms, University of California Press, 2006.

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. 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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
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
4373 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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