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ARCO4201: Archaeology Honours Thesis 1

In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Archaeology. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Archaeology Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarise yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.

Code ARCO4201
Academic unit Archaeology
Credit points 12

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. design a research project appropriate to the scope of a 18-20000wd thesis
  • LO2. apply for ethics approval for the project, if required
  • LO3. clearly state the research problem to be addressed, the aims of the thesis and the significance of their research
  • LO4. work independently to build a bibliography and to collect and define a set of evidence to be analysed in the thesis
  • LO5. demonstrate advanced understanding of theories and methodologies used in Archaeology, appropriate to their research project
  • LO6. exhibit an advanced ability to present a clear argument, based on independent research in the subject area and a sound grasp of the approaches appropriate to work in Archaeology
  • LO7. respond appropriately to feedback given by their research supervisor(s)

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.