Archaeology and Aboriginal Studies - 2016

Unit summary

ABT35

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Assessment: Essay - 2250 words (50%) , Essays - 3 Short Essays 1500 words each (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Students will be able to build awareness of the nature of archaeology and the kinds of interpretation upon which the archaeological view of Australia's past has been constructed and also examines the nature of the relationship between archaeology, Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal studies.

At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. be able to show an awareness of the nature of archaeology and the kinds of information and interpretations upon which the archaeological view of Australia's past has been constructed
  2. have a broad knowledge of the archaeological perceptions of Australia's past
  3. be able to critically examine the nature of the relationship between archaeology, Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal studies.
  4. demonstrate an awareness of the nature of the legislation which governs Aboriginal heritage nationally within their state
  • Essay — 2250 words (50%)
  • Essays — 3 Short Essays 1500 words each (35%)
  • Paper — 750 words (15%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Nature and history of archaeology
2What archaeology is currently saying about human evolution
3Human occupation in Australia in context of environment
4Archaeological perceptions of Australia's past
5Relationships between Aboriginal communities and archaeology

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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