Ancient Mesopotamia (ARNE2602)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will examine the archaeology and early history of Mesopotamia, focussing on: climate and the evolution of landforms; evidence for early settlement; subsistence and natural resources; production; kinship; religion; mortuary practices; writing; and contact with adjacent peoples, particularly concentrating on Iran, the Gulf, and the Indus Valley.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points of Archaeology or (6 Junior credit points of Archaeology, and 6 Junior credit points of Ancient History or Classical Studies)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.