• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
    Transitional
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Philip Piper
    • Dr Guillaume Molle
  • 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

The course provides for individually-tailored reading, negotiated between the student and program convenor and/or supervisor(s) within the broad area of Archaeological Science. Fortnightly mentoring on-line/via Skype supports the reading goals set by the student. Reading content is flexible. Reading may be matched to very specific goals, for example, ahead of designing a research topic or project or it may be completed as background research for a thesis in the Archaeological Science Master (Advanced) program. The course is particularly designed to assist off-campus students who are undertaking periods of distance learning.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Understand the basic theoretical and technical concepts of a particular sub-discipline of archaeological science;
  2. Critically discuss the scientific applications of the particular sub-discipline of archaeological science studied; and
  3. Combine independent research and bibliographic construction to produce a detailed archaeological background, literature review and critical evaluation of the specific aspects of archaeological science being studied.

Indicative Assessment

Annotated bibliography and literature review addressing the chosen archaeological science research topic, 3000 words  (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
Critical review of a particular application of a chosen archaeological science technique, 3000 words (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact over 12 weeks of tutorial support; and
b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

By arrangement with the supervisor.

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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
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
1742 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 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
3162 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 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
5689 01 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 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
6761 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 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
8115 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 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
9645 01 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2018 In Person N/A

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