The Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) requires 1 year of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Applicants must normally have a Bachelor of Archaeology or another qualification which the Dean (Education) agrees is equivalent and an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or above.
A student who has completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Archaeology, or another qualification which the Dean (Education) agrees is equivalent, may be accepted as a candidate for the honours degree providing a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements for the bachelors degree.
This honours degree aims to increase the theoretical knowledge, research skills and applied skills required to develop depth of understanding of issues in a number of specialisations in archaeology while extending students' ability to think, speak and write about archaeological theories and issues in a critically-engaged, and ethically responsive manner and providing students with the necessary knowledge, theoretical understanding and study skills to research and present, both orally and in writing, an extended piece of research.
On completion of this honours degree students will be able to:
- critically evaluate complex ideas, concepts and approaches in archaeological research at an advanced level
- develop research activities and prioritise their work independently
- effectively discuss their research, both orally and in writing
- create an extended piece of research, which includes interpreting and applying ethical considerations
- model their skills in a practical setting.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Core - Year 1 topics
27 units comprising:
HASS7001 Research Communication in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HASS7010A Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010B Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010C Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010D Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7003 Understanding Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (4.5 units)*
Option - Year 1 topics
Plus 9 units from the following topics
CREA7001 Exegesis (4.5 units)**
CREA7002 Professional Practice for the Creative Arts (4.5 units)
ENGL7702 Reading Literature, Reading the World (4.5 units)
HASS7000 Industry or Community Placement in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HASS7002 Honours Special Project in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HIST7056 Critical Theory: Past and Present (4.5 units)
HIST7057 Making History: Current Directions in Historiography (4.5 units)
INDG9000 Indigenous Research Methodologies (4.5 units)
PHIL7340 Creativity and the Imagination (4.5 units)
SOCI7031 Research Design: Principles and Practices (4.5 units)
Or up to 9 units of honours appropriate topics with the approval of the Honours co-ordinator
*With Honours co-ordinator approval students can replace HASS7003 Understanding Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences with CREA7100 Understanding Research Methods in the Creative Arts (4.5 units)
**Students undertaking a creative work as part of thesis must select CREA7001 Exegesis