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AR4006 - Archaeological and Heritage Theory

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Essays - (50%).


Cairns, Study Period 1, Intensive
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (1 WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP - Dates to be advised)
Coord/Lect: Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Anna Willis.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 3 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.