ARCY4140 Archaeology Honours Dissertation 1

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Archaeology [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content
Students undertake a program of supervised research on a given topic over two semesters and submit a thesis. In the first semester of their thesis the first steps in the research process include developing a research proposal, conducting a literature review, designing appropriate methods, obtaining all OHS, ethics and related clearances, and presenting their research proposal in a seminar. Students report formally to their Supervisors and to the Honours Co-ordinator on their progress at the end of this semester.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a research question; (2) conduct appropriate background research; (3) understand the process of developing appropriate methods; (4) present their research in written and oral outputs; and (5) obtain all OHS, ethics, permit and other clearances for dissertation research.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: a dissertation that is graded at the completion of 24 points of dissertation units. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of a major in Archaeology with at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units. agreement by UWA Archaeology staff that the student's proposed research topic is viable and that staff are able to offer appropriate supervision.
Incompatibility:
ARCY7479 Honours Dissertation 1 (Archaeology)
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