• 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, Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Philip Piper
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
    First Semester 2018
    Autumn Session 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    Spring Session 2018
    See Future Offerings

This course permits the student to design and build an individually tailored course program to address their particular interests, skill 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 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 specialist laboratory research, fieldwork abroad or in Australia. 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 a similar structure, and is complementary to other Archaeological Science Project courses. The course allows skill development and progression throughout the Archaeological Science Masters degrees.

Where the project involves travel outside of Canberra (including to other parts of the ACT), students will only be permitted to undertake this travel upon completion of ANU required documentation and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Explain and discuss the key theoretical and scientific foundations underpinning the research project undertaken;
  2. Critically assess the outcomes of the research project and interpret the results; and
  3. Effectively present the research science project in publication or report format to a high professional standard.

Indicative Assessment

Annotated Bibliography, 1500 words (30%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2]
Research report or publication based on an archaeological science laboratory or field project, 5,000 words (70%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of contact over 12 weeks of tutorial support; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARCH8032, or with permission of the convenor.

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:
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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1375 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2755 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5414 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6430 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7813 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9341 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person

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