- Code ARCH1112
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Dougald O'Reilly
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course provides an introduction to the archaeological and biological data which reflect upon cultural history and human variation. "From Origins to Civilisations" sets up a broad framework upon which later Archaeology and Biological Anthropology courses across the University can be placed. In particular, combined with Introduction to Archaeology, it provides the necessary basis for students to continue on to a wide variety of later year units.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand the broad trajectory of human evolution;
- critically evaluate archaeological journal articles; and
- understand the rise of complex societies and recognise similarities and differences between them.
- Presentation, 10 minutes (9) [LO 1,3]
- Presentation Summary, 500 words (6) [LO 1,3]
- Critical readings x 2 (100 words each for total 200 words), (2.5% each for a total of 5%) (5) [LO 2]
- Essay, 2000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Exam, 2 hours (40) [LO 1,3]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 23 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials and laboratories; and
b) 95 hours of film screenings and independent student research, reading and writing.
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