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AR2405 - Archaeology in Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Archaeology is an innately practical discipline and this subject provides an opportunity for undergraduate students understand the relationship between practical work and academic research questions. The Archaeology in Practice subject requires students to join ongoing research projects - whether field or laboratory-based - where they will gain practical experience and be asked to consider issues such as: the theoretical approaches behind the practice; the valued and significance of the sites or artefacts to stakeholders; ethical issues; specific fieldwork or laboratory approaches, techniques and constraints. The subject will involve additional costs to cover fieldwork or laboratory expenses.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an appreciation of the relationship between practice and theory in archaeology;
  • develop an awareness of ethical and practical issues that must be addressed when working with archaeological sites, artefacts or other related materials;
  • practice and demonstrate practical skills specific to the project.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AT LEAST 12-CREDIT POINTS OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDY AT TERTIARY LEVEL
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AR3405

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 11-Jul-2019
Face to face teaching (one week block during Study Period 7 - dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Christian Reepmeyer
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 8 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars
  • 38 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: practical work and exercises (30%); assignments (30%); written project report (40%).

Townsville, Block, Study Period 6
Census Date 27-Jun-2019
Face to face teaching (one week block during Study Period 6 - dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Christian Reepmeyer
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 8 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars
  • 38 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: practical work and exercises (30%); assignments (30%); written project report (40%).

Townsville, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching (one week block during Study Period 11 - dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Christian Reepmeyer
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 8 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars
  • 38 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: practical work and exercises (30%); assignments (30%); written project report (40%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 11-Jul-2019
Face to face teaching (one week block during Study Period 7 - dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Christian Reepmeyer
Lecturer: Dr Nigel Chang.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 8 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars
  • 38 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: practical work and exercises (30%); assignments (30%); written project report (40%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 6
Census Date 27-Jun-2019
Face to face teaching (one week block during Study Period 6 - dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Christian Reepmeyer
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 8 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars
  • 38 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: practical work and exercises (30%); assignments (30%); written project report (40%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 11
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching (one week block during Study Period 11 - dates TBA)
Coordinator: Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Christian Reepmeyer
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 8 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars
  • 38 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: practical work and exercises (30%); assignments (30%); written project report (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.