• 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
    • Dougald O'Reilly
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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.

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 broad trajectory of human evolution.
  2. Critically evaluate archaeological journal articles.
  3. Understand  the rise of complex societies and recognize similarities and differences between them.

Indicative Assessment

Presentation, 10 minutes (9%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
Presentation Summary, 500 words (6%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
Critical readings x 2 (100 words each for total 200 words), (2.5% each for a total of 5%) [Learning Outcome 2]
Essay, 2000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Exam, 2 hours (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
 

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Workload

130 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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed PREH1112.

Preliminary Reading

Scarre, C. ed The Human Past, Thames and Hudson, 2010.

Majors

Minors

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
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
7101 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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