Archaeology Honours A (ARCA4011)


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 in 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 2014:  History and Philosophy of Archaeology (Prof Alison Betts) Approaches to Archaeological Research (Prof Alison Betts, Dr Ted Robinson and others).  For more information, contact Professor Roland Fletcher (Chair of Department). 

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2x2-hr seminars/week, each seminar meets weekly for 2 hours for one semester (or equivalent)


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

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of Archaeology (up to 18 credit points of cross-listed units admissable), inclusive of ARCA3601 or ARCA3602.

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