Anthropology (ANTH) 405

Special Topics in Archaeology (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online (with eTextbook)

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: 12 credits in Anthropology and permission of course professor

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Centre for Social Sciences

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Overview

Anthropology 405: Special Topics in Archaeology is a three-credit senior-level university course that offers you the opportunity, as an advanced student in archaeology, to undertake an independent research project under the supervision of the course professor or a selected tutor.

This is a very flexible course. In conjunction with the course professor, you will, in effect, design your own specific course objectives and carry out the tasks that will enable you to accomplish those objectives. You will be guided and supported by the content in the course package, by the course professor, and by the staff in the Athabasca University Library and other libraries to which you have access. By the time you have completed this course, you will have designed and carried out a program of research on an archaeological topic, resulting in a major paper of approximately 10,000 words (50 pages, typed and double-spaced).

Outline

ANTH 405 is divided into three parts, each focusing on a particular set of tasks.

  • Part 1: Research Topic, Thesis Statement, and Resources
  • Part 2: Formal Outline
  • Part 3: Research Paper

Evaluation

To receive credit Anthropology 405, you must complete all three portions of the research paper assignment and you must achieve a minimum of D (50 percent) on each portion of the assignment, and an overall grade of “D” (50 percent) for the entire course. If you do not receive a grade of 50% or greater on an assignment, you will be given the opportunity to revise it and resubmit it for comments and grading.

Research Proposal Formal Outline Final Research Paper Total
15% 25% 60% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Textbook

Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.

Ellison, Carol 2010 McGraw-Hill’s Concise Guide to Writing Research Papers. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.

A print version of the eText can be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided in the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.

Other Resources

All other learning resources will be available online.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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Opened in Revision 2, December 2, 2014.

Updated March 16 2016 by Student & Academic Services