Study of anthropological and other scientific and sociocultural ideas as they relate to, inform, and frame archaeological research and practice. Theory in archaeological history.
This course is focused on the development of theoretical capacity and sophistication in postgraduate archaeology students. Students will review, evaluate and debate the intellectual foundations and ideas of, and behind, archaeology. These ideas cover some of the most important intellectual developments in recent human history including feminism, postcolonial theory, and evolutionary and environmental theory. Students also consider important and influential theorists in archaeological history and the contemporary discipline of world archaeology. Strategically, this course should inform and support postgraduate archaeology students as they frame research questions and design.
|Paper title||Archaeological Theory|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,583.82|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,967.53|
- 72 300-level ANTH or ARCH points
- ANTH 426, ARCH 404
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MArchP
- May not be credited together with ANTH410 passed in 2012 or ARCH410 passed in 2013.
- More information link
Please visit the Programme of Archaeology
- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ian Barber
Contributing lecturer: Dr Tim Thomas
- There is no single set textbook for ANTH427. The course is taught from a variety of e-journal articles, book chapters and books held by the University of Otago library.
- Course outline
- Will be available on Blackboard at the beginning of the course.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this course will have:
- Acquired knowledge and confidence to design their research from a theoretically informed base;
- Developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of the range of ideas that have influenced archaeological practice and research historically, and today.
Participation in this course will also contribute to the development of the following graduate attributes:
- Global perspective through world case studies and cross-cultural perspectives
- Lifelong learning
- Communication, especially orally through seminars and group discussion
- Critical thinking and writing
- Information literacy
- Theoretically informed and coherent research