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AR4006 - Archaeological and Heritage Theory

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available only to students enrolled in the BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), BSocSc(Hons)

This subject surveys theoretical frameworks within the discipline of archaeology. A key aim is to guide students towards the development of theoretical perspectives for their research projects. Students are required to undertake intensive reading and discussion of literature in the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire the skills required to engage in research associated with higher degree research projects;
  • cultivate a critical understanding of key debates in areas of research theory and/or methodology;
  • demonstrate the students knowledge of the discipline.


Cairns, Study Period 1, Block
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (1 WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP IN MARCH - Dates to be advised)
Coord/Lect: Dr Christian Reepmeyer.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - Workshop to be held in March - Dates to be advised
  • 3 hours - Week 1 Online 3 hr workshop
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (50%); 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.