ARCY4102 Archaeologists in Action
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Archaeology [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- This vocational unit prepares students for a career as a professional archaeologist. Students visit archaeologists at their places of work–universities, government agencies, consulting firms, museums and the Indigenous and heritage sectors–and get first-hand advice on different vocational pathways. Students meet weekly to consider professional activities and the practical, legislative and ethical aspects of archaeology. Students receive in-seminar instruction from experts in the field in topics such as producing a CV, sitting an interview, designing an outreach activity, working with multiple stakeholders, designing an exhibition and curating a collection.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the various professional settings where archaeologists operate; (2) develop a research application demonstrating a clear understanding of project management and development and the specific writing requirements of grant applications, including the budget process; (3) achieve an understanding of the relationship between the different sectors of archaeology and related fields of practice; (4) understand the laws that apply to archaeological practice in Western Australia.; (5) understand the practical constraints within which professional archaeology is practised; (6) demonstrate participation and presentation skills during seminars; and (7) demonstrate critical reading skills and source criticism.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) seminar assignment and (2) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Sven Ouzman and Associate Professor Martin Porr
- Unit rules
- completion of a major in Archaeology with at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units
- ARCY7486 Honours Seminar 6 (Archaeology)
- Contact hours
- seminars: 3 hours per week for first 6 weeks of semester 2 (intensive mode)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.