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AR2410 - Archaeology of the Near East, Egypt and the Classical World

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

The foundations of much of the Western World lie in classical societies such as Greece and Rome. In this subject students will undertake an introductory survey of ancient state societies, focusing on economic systems, political institutions, religious aspects and general world views. The subject will range widely, encompassing archaeological evidence relating to landscapes, architecture, houses, roads, temples, art, trade, coinage, pottery and subsistence. Major themes to be explored include urban development, emergence of complex civilisations, agriculture, trade, art, economic life, technology and the archaeology of death.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire a broad knowledge of different societies from the Ancient World;
  • develop an understanding of the processes involved in the emergence of state societies;
  • develop an understanding of the role of archaeological evidence in the writing of history;
  • expand library and web based research skills.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AR3410

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Shelley Greer.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); presentations (20%); essays (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Shelley Greer.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); presentations (20%); essays (50%).

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.