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AR3008 - Peoples of the Coast and Sea

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject explores maritime societies and industries through the ages. It examines the range of underwater and terrestrial archaeological resources available, including shipwrecks and their contents, submerged settlements, Indigenous maritime sites, evidence for past trade, defence and navigation networks, as well as canals and sites on inland waters. Various techniques for archaeological, documentary and ethnographic research on maritime themes are reviewed and in particular the notion of cultural 'seascapes' is considered as a means of investigation and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a knowledge of current practice, history and theoretical approaches in maritime archaeology;
  • demonstrate an ability to adapt research and theoretical approaches to a range of applications in maritime contexts;
  • the ability to communicate effectively in a manner appropriate to the discipline;
  • the ability to critically discuss issues in the development of maritime societies and industries in a variety of times and regions;
  • understand and apply basic archaeological research techniques.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of AR subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AR5007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Dr Shelley Greer
Lecturer: Dr Nigel Chang.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); lab work/presentations (20%); essays (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Professor Sean Ulm
Lecturers: Dr Shelley Greer, Dr Nigel Chang.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 50%); lab work/ presentations (% - 20%); essays (% - 30%).

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.