ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS
Credit points: 15
This subject reviews what archaeology has discovered about the world's great civilisations. We investigate how civilisations developed and the implications of this knowledge for our own survival. We embark on a survey of the variety of complex human societies that have arisen in the last 6,000 years: in Egypt and the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Western Europe, China, South and Southeast Asia, Mesoamerica and South America. This subject addresses the Global Citizenship essential.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPhillip Edwards
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning Activities Identify research questions appropriate to a particular ancient civilisation. Write an essay answer to address those questions; demonstrate integration of themed knowledge in examination, Write a medium-length essay to address a substantive research question, In tutorials, develop self-conscious critiques of the human rights records of ancient civilisations and compare them to modern Western concepts, Tutorial sessions on transferable academic methods and theoretical skills, Study the relationship between variables in graphical data presented in lectures and utilise this understanding to effectively answer quiz questions
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The Human Past
AuthorScarre, C. (ed.)
PublisherTHAMES & HUDSON, LONDON
ISBNISBN10 0500294208, ISBN13 9780500294208
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhillip Edwards
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Eight on-line quizzes (1,000-word equivalent) Eight on-line quizzes will be assessed with multiple submissions for each one possible until the deadline
|Quizzes||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO6|
One 1,500-word essay The essay will be evaluated as summative assessment.
|Assignment||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
One 1.5-hour examination (1,500-word equivalent) The examination will be evaluated as summative assessment. The final examination promotes review of key knowledge and interpretations.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2|