• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mathieu Leclerc
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course offers students the opportunity to focus on a number of core anthropological methods that characterise the way the the discipline collects information and uses it in the production of ethnography.
The course also builds knowledge about the relationship of methods to the core aims and orientations of the discipline. Students will have the opportunity to gain practical skills in anthropological methods, including taking field notes, creating genealogies, conducting life history interviews, and developing an understanding of the ethical issues involved in anthropological research.

This course is restricted to students enrolled in HDR programs.

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. Critique research theses and evaluate the quality of research.
  2. Undertake quantitative analysis including statistical analysis.
  3. Present and interpret data in oral and written academic forums.
  4. Develop a research proposal.

Indicative Assessment

Thesis Critique: 1500 words 20% (LO 1, 4)

Laboratory Portfolio: 2000 words 30% (LO 2, 3)

Conference-style Presentation: 10-15 minutes 10% (LO 2, 3)

Research Proposal: 2500 words 40% (LO 1, 4)

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of laboratories; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must not have completed ARCH3000, ARCH6500, BIAN3014 and BIAN6516.

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

Prescribed Texts

Drennan, R. 2010 Statistics for Archaeologists: A Common Sense Approach. Springer; 2nd ed. edition

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
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9353 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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