Bachelor of
Science:

Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Compulsory
ARCA1000 Discovering Archaeology1 Prerequisite for major
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture1 Recommended
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Recommended

1. Course is available in both semester 1 and 2.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
ARCS1001 Doing Archaeology Prerequisite for major
GEOS1100 Environment & Society1 Recommended
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Recommended

1. Course is available in both semester 1 and 2.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 ARCA2020 Archaeology of Australasia
ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

Choose at least 4 units from:

[ ARCS2003 Forensics: The Archaeology of Death & Crime Scenes
ARCS2070 Bioarchaeology: Human Remains and Ancient Disease
ARCS2080 Plans and Archaeology: Food Fuel, foraging and farming in the human past1
ERTH2003 Sedimentary Petrology & Stratigraphy
ERTH2005 Mineralogy
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems
GEOS2100 Environmental Systems

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2

ARCA2025 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands (not offered in 2018)
ARCA2118 Cultural Heritage Management
ARCS2010 Ancient Technologies 1
ARCS2011 Lithic Analysis 1
ARCS2050 Historical Archaeology
ARCS2060 Archaeology Field School1, 2
BIOL2201 Evolution
ERTH2002 Palaeobiology
GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology ]


ARCS2168 Human Evolution 3
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Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 ARCA3100 Critical Studies in World Prehistory

Choose at least 6 units from:

[ ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology4
ARCS3020 Animals and Archaeology 1
BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
ERTH3103 Sedimentary Environments1
ERTH3205 Geochemistry and Geochronology 1
PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour

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2

ARCA3000 Predicting the Past4 ]


ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
GEOS3107 Plants, People and the Environment
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1. This course is offered every second year.
2. Students enrol for semester 2 and field trip is taken during the mid-year break.
3. Semester offering subject to change
4. Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here