2017 Summer School Subject List

Ancient Civilisations (ARCA1001 ) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Archaeology
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1) Dr Alison Betts - alison.betts@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Dr Alison Betts - alison.betts@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 29 Nov 2016 
End Date: 08 Dec 2016 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Description

This unit is an introduction to the great civilisations of the old world in North Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean from ca. 3000 BC-AD 300. We will explore the major achievements and characteristics of these rich cultures, as well as the fascinating interplay between them. To understand ways in which archaeologists read the past, students will study and examine ancient material evidence from some of these civilisations.

Assessment

1 x 2000wd essay (40%), 2x1hr class tests each equivalent to 1000wds (2x25%) and 1x500wd-equivalent tutorial exercise (10%).

Timetable

Start Date: 29 Nov 2016     End Date: 08 Dec 2016

Lectures:

Please attend all classes

  • Tue, Weds & Thurs: 10:00-12:00 hrs

  • Tue, Weds & Thurs: 14:00-16:00 hrs

Tutorials:

Please attend all Classes

  • Tue, Weds & Thurs: 12:00-13:00 hrs
  • Tues, Weds & Thurs: 16:00-17:00 hrs

Location:

Quadrangle Building, McRae Room S418

Texts

Scarre, C. and Fagan, B. 2008 Ancient Civilisations; Wenke, R. and Olszewski, D. 2007 Patterns in Prehistory.