Edge of Empire: The archaeology of Roman Scotland ADED11695E
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: Short Courses
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course will explore the Roman campaigns in and occupations of Scotland, with a particular focus on the 1st-2nd centuries. This will involve introducing a substantial body of archaeological, textual and material evidence to explore
the character of Roman military campaigns in and control of this unique frontier region as well as cultural changes
from both the Roman and indigenous perspectives. Two fieldtrips to accessible sites will be scheduled during the
2 hours per week for 10 weeks
Plus two fieldtrips
Requirements of Entry
25% Worksheets (linked to lectures and fieldtrips); 50% essay (1500 words); and 25% oral presentation (10 minutes) - an alternative assessment can be arranged for students who are uncomfortable with the oral presentation format.
This course aims to:
■ Explore the Roman military campaigns in and occupations of Scotland during the 1st-2nd centuries;
■ Introduce students to critical approaches to historical and archaeological sources; and
■ Familiarise students with evidence of cultural change from both Roman and indigenous perspectives.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Discuss the mechanisms of Roman campaign in and control of Scotland;
■ Critically analyse primary textual and archaeological data;
■ Interpret and discuss evidence of cultural changes that influenced the indigenous population and the region's contacts with the wider world.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.