Archaeological Studies 3 ARCH3001

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 80
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The aims of the programme are:
(1) to equip the student with a basic knowledge of archaeology suitable to a career where the specialism is a subsidiary, or 'interest only' requirement, through a broad overview of modern archaeology across a wide chronological and geographical range; and
(2) to provide the student with an appreciation of cultural resources, and the importance of issues such as their protection, conservation and appropriate exploration.

Timetable

There are typically four lectures and up to six hours of practical/tutorials weekly throughout the session. Students take the core course Recovery and Interpretation of Archaeological Data and 3 other taught optional courses (see Archaeology 3H for details). The fieldwork requirement is 3 weeks before graduation. It is expected that students will have completed the fieldwork requirement prior to entering Level 3.

Requirements of Entry

At level 1 students must obtain a minimum of 40 credits in Archaeology at an average of grade D or above. At level 2 students must obtain a minimum of 60 credits in Archaeology at an average of grade D or above.

Assessment

As for the Honours courses taken: coursework and (usually) written examination. Three-Year Degree assessment criteria used.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of the programme are:
(1) to equip the student with a basic knowledge of archaeology suitable to a career where the specialism is a subsidiary, or 'interest only' requirement, through a broad overview of modern archaeology across a wide chronological and geographical range; and
(2) to provide the student with an appreciation of cultural resources, and the importance of issues such as their protection, conservation and appropriate exploration.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, the students should
· understand the methods of collecting and interpreting archaeological data and the practice and organisation of archaeology in
Britain today;
· have gained experience in using some techniques of archaeological science and
· have acquired transferable skills in, for example, communication, IT, basic familiarity with laboratory work, and organising individual group work.

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.