Archaeology

Honours

Honours in Archaeology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours Seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours Thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ARCO4104 Archaeological Research Themes

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd Essay (70%), 1x1000wd equivalent Seminar presentation (20%), 1x500wd Preliminary report (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the history and development of archaeological theory in order to understand the development of archaeological research themes. Students will learn how to apply and understand theoretical frameworks in the context of their own research.
ARCO4105 Archaeological Research Approaches

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd Monograph critique (50%), 1x2000wd Thesis critique (40%), 1x10 minute Presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit provides an introduction to the methodology and epistemology of archaeological research to support the design and implementation of an independent research project. Students will learn to plan and structure their research and will acquire the skills necessary to write a successful thesis.

Honours thesis units of study

ARCO4201 Archaeology Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr contact/week, 1x1hr supervision/week Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Archaeology. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Archaeology Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarise yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
ARCO4202 Archaeology Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr supervision/week Assessment: 1x 18,000 - 20,000 wds Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit involves completion and submission of an Honours thesis of 18,000 - 20,000 words in collaboration with a supervisor approved by the Honours Coordinator. At completion, students will be eligible to obtain membership in the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI), a professional organisation for which the full membership requirement is an honours or postgraduate degree in archaeology.