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 – a 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

Choose a study plan

  • Archaeobotany and Zooarchaeology
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ AGRC2080 Plants and Archaeology: Food, fuel, foraging and farming in the human past

    BIOL2010 Ecology
    2

    ARCS2168 Human Evolution 1 ]


    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ERTH2002 Palaeobiology
    ARCA2025 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands ]

    BIOL2203 Plant Biology
    BIOL2204 Zoology
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCA3100 Critical Studies in World Prehistory

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ ARCS3020 Animals and Archaeology 2
    ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology3

    CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
    BIOL3209 Organism Diversity and Evolution
    2

    GEOS3107 Plants, People and the Environment ]


    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past3
    BIOL3227 Plant Identification and Vegetation Classification

    1. Semester offering subject to change
    2. This course is offered every second year.
    3. Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here

  • Artifact Analysis
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2 Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCS2010 Ancient Technologies 1
    ARCS2011 Lithic Analysis 1 ]


    ARCS2050 Historical Archaeology
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCA3100 Critical Studies in World Prehistory

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology2
    ARCS3020 Animals & Archaeology: Analytical Approaches to Understanding Past Human-Ani
    BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
    ERTH3205 Geochemistry and Geochronology

    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2

    GEOS3107 Plants, People & the Environment ]


    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past2

    1. This course is offered every second year.
    2. Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here

  • Geoarchaeology
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ERTH2003 Sedimentary Petrology & Stratigraphy

    GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems
    GEOM2000 Introduction to Remote Sensing of Environment
    2

    ARCA2025 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands
    GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology ]


    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCS2011 Lithic Analysis 1
    ARCS2060 Archaeology Field School 2 ]

    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCA3100 Critical Studies in World Prehistory
    ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology3
    ERTH3103 Sedimentary Environments
    CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
    2 ARCS3010 Field Archaeology ARCS3000 Predicting the Past3

    1. This course is offered every second year.
    2. Semester offering subject to change
    3. Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here

  • Human Evolution
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology BIOM2020 Human Anatomy
    2 BIOL2201 Evolution
    ARCS2168 Human Evolution 1
    BIOL2202 Genetics
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCA3100 Critical Studies in World Prehistory

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ BIOL3209 Organism Diversity and Evolution
    PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour

    BIOM3002 Human Biomedical Anatomy
    2

    ARCS3020 Animals and Archaeology 2
    ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology3 ]


    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
    BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics & Disease
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past3

    1. Semester offering subject to change
    2. This course is offered every second year.
    3. Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here

  • Human Osteology and Palaeopathology
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCS2070 Bioarchaeology: Human remains and ancient disease

    ARCS2003 Forensics: The Archaeology of Death & Crime Scenes
    BIOM2020 Human Anatomy
    2

    BIOL2201 Evolution ]


    ARCS2168 Human Evolution 1
    BIOL2202 Genetics
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCA3100 Critical Studies in World Prehistory

    Choose at least 4 units:

    [ ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology2
    ARCS3020 Animals & Archaeology: Analytical Approaches to understanding Human-Ani
    BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
    ERTH3205 Geochemistry & Geochronology

    BIOM3002 Human Biomedical Anatomy
    2

    GEOS3107 Plants, People & The Environment
    PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour ]


    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
    BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics & Disease
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past2

    1. Semester offering subject to change
    2. Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here