Units of Study

Additional unit of study in Semester 1

BDES3030 Roman Architecture: Creation-Reception, available in semester 1 to Archaeology students who have met the prerequisites.




ARCA2608 - Near Eastern Ancient Civilisations

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Javier Alvarez-Mon

Description

This unit of study provides an introduction to the wide sweep of cultures that have shaped western and central Asia. Using archaeological evidence, students will learn about the development of agriculture, the first cities, the earliest forms of writing, and how civilisations developed in rich and varied ways across the ancient world. Material is based within a broad chronological framework, beginning with the growth of the first farming villages and going on to explore the rise of kingdoms and empires.

Assessments

one 1 hour mid-term exam (equivalent to 1000 words) (30%), one 1 hour final exam (equivalent to 1000 words) (30%), course journal (equivalent to 3000 words) (30%) and quizzes on reading assignments and maps (equivalent to 1000 words) (10%)

Classes

2x1 hour lectures per week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of Archaeology or 6 junior credit points of Archaeology plus 6 junior credit points of Ancient History or Classical Studies

Prohibitions

ARNE1001

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