Units of Study


ARCA4011 - Archaeology Honours A

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 12

Coordinator: Roland J Fletcher

Description

The Honours program in Archaeology consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours (or equivalent) each for Semester 1.


The thesis should be of 18,000-20,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6,000 words of written work or its equivalent.


The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%.


The following seminars are on offer in 2011:


History and Philosophy of Archaeology (Dr Sarah Colley)
Approaches to Archaeological Research (Prof Roland Fletcher)


For more information, contact Dr Ted Robinson (Chair of Department).

Assessments

a thesis of 18000-20000 words and 6000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar

Classes

two seminars, each seminar meets weekly for 2 hours for one semester (or equivalent)

Prerequisites

Credit average or better in 48 senior credit points in Archaeology (including cross-listed units for students doing Honours in Heritage Studies topics (see separate Heritage Studies entry).


Additional Information

These exact pre-requisites will be waived where students are unable to meet the new requirements due to curriculum changes. Students who intend to specialise in Classical Archaeology at Honours should normally have obtained (a) credit or better result in ARCA3602 or ARCA 3603 or ARCA 3604, (b) credit or better results in ARCA2612 and ARCA2615 (c) credit average results in any two of ARCA2610, ARCA2611, ARCA2613, ARCA2614, ARCL2605, and (d) credit average results in any three other senior Archaeology or Heritage Studies units (including those in the list above and senior Archaeology exchange units); reading knowledge of French, German, Italian or Modern Greek is recommended. Students who intend to specialise in Near Eastern and/or West Asian Archaeology at Honours should normally have obtained (a) credit or better result in ARNE3691, and (b) credit average results in 2 of the following: ARCA2604; ARCA2608; ARCA2609; ARNE2601; ARNE2602; ARNE2603; ARNE2606; ARNE2607, ARNE2691, and (c) credit average results in 5 additional senior units of Archaeology units (including those listed above and senior Archaeology exchange units). Students who intend to specialise at Honours in other regional archaeology (e.g. Australia, Asia, Pacific), Heritage Studies or a thematic topic should normally have obtained (a) credit or better results in ARCA3600 or ARCA3601 (b) credit or better results in at least two of the following hands-on practical units ARCA2601, ARCA2602, ARCA2606, ARCA2607, ARPH2602, ARPH2617 (or equivalent), (c) credit or better results in at least two of the following ARCA2603, ARCA2605, ARCA2616, ARPH2603, ARPH2612, ARPH2616 (or equivalent), and c) credit average results in any three other senior Archaeology or Heritage Studies units (including those listed above and senior Archaeology exchange units). The Department will only approve Honours research topics which are considered appropriate to the content of senior units of study obtained by the student.
Please contact relevant Department staff for advice and assistance. All students with credit or above results are encouraged to apply for Honours.

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