RICE, RITUAL AND EMPIRE: ASIAN ARCHAEOLOGIES

ARC3RRE

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Asia is the largest of the continents, home to over half the world's population, and historically the birthplace of some of the world's first civilisations, of global religions, and multiple independent centres of plant and animal domestication. Adopting a thematic approach, this subject presents a comparative overview of the archaeologies of several different regions of Asia, with specific focus upon China, the Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia.  From the Bronze Age civilisations of China and South Asia, to the mediaeval empires of Cambodia and Sri Lanka, this subject will teach you about the full range of Asian archaeologies.   

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed at least 60 CP - or by permission of the subject coordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and characterise the development of diverse past human societies across Asia

Activities:
Watching short video presentations; Directed and self-guided readings; Completion of online quizzes; engagement on online
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically appraise the application of archaeological methods and theories across Asia.

Activities:
Watching short video presentations; Directed and self-guided readings; Completion of online quizzes; engagement on online forums; team production of a podcast; researching and writing an essay; completion of the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Appreciate the diverse nature of archaeological data and argumentation, often through the study of the culture history of specific regions or periods of Asia.

Activities:
Watching short video presentations; Directed and self-guided readings; Completion of online quizzes; engagement on online forums; team production of a podcast; researching and writing an essay; completion of the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

04. Critique the modern social and political values of archaeological heritage.

Activities:
Watching short video presentations; Directed and self-guided readings; Completion of online quizzes; engagement on online forums; completion of the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

05. Locate and synthesise a range of relevant digital data sources in order to answer research questions relating to Asian archaeologies.

Activities:
Directed and self-guided readings; Completion of online quizzes; Engagement on online forums; Team production of a podcast.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Summer, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
Forty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (800 words Equivalent)Short weekly online quizzies20 01, 02, 03, 04
Group podcast (1200 words Equivalent)Group work assessment30 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (2000 Words)Written assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Summer, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
Forty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (800 words Equivalent)Short weekly online quizzies20 01, 02, 03, 04
Group podcast (1200 words Equivalent)Group work assessment30 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (2000 Words)Written assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Summer, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
Forty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (800 words Equivalent)Short weekly online quizzies20 01, 02, 03, 04
Group podcast (1200 words Equivalent)Group work assessment30 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (2000 Words)Written assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2020, Summer, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
Forty 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (800 words Equivalent)Short weekly online quizzies20 01, 02, 03, 04
Group podcast (1200 words Equivalent)Group work assessment30 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (2000 Words)Written assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2020, Summer, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
Ten 3.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (800 words Equivalent)Short weekly online quizzies20 01, 02, 03, 04
Group podcast (1200 words Equivalent)Group work assessment30 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (2000 Words)Written assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04