The Founding of Scotland, 11th to 13th Centuries ARCH4017

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

·to develop the intellectual and analytical skills acquired during the first two years, whether in History or Archaeology
·to explore new methodological approaches and techniques of analysis, as applied to the political and social development of Scotland in the period 11th-13th centuries
·to introduce historical and literary debates and interpretations, as well as new ideas derived from current research
·to encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiatives, personal choice, and group discussion

Timetable

2 x 1 hr sessions (lectures, seminars, workshops)

Requirements of Entry

Subject to the appropriate Faculty regulations, entry into Honours Archaeology is at the discretion of the Head of Department and requires 40 archaeology credits at Level 1 which must include Archaeological Practice, and 60 archaeology credits at Level 2 which must include The Archaeology of Europe and the Mediterranean (9ZAV), Field Archaeology in Theory and Practice (9CRV) and either Analytical Archaeology (0AJV) in the case of Science Faculty students, or Interpreting Archaeology (9CSV) in the case of Arts Faculty students. Students should normally have achieved a C average for those Level 2 modules, obtained without recourse to resits. Also, all students must have completed at least 15 days of fieldwork experience and preferably at least 25 days before entering Junior Honours (see Fieldwork section below). It is also a requirement that students have passed the University basic IT course before entering Honours.

Assessment

50% from a two hour/two question examination; 40% from the essay; 10% from the seminar presentation and participation.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

·to develop the intellectual and analytical skills acquired during the first two years, whether in History or Archaeology
·to explore new methodological approaches and techniques of analysis, as applied to the political and social development of Scotland in the period 11th-13th centuries
·to introduce historical and literary debates and interpretations, as well as new ideas derived from current research
·to encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiatives, personal choice, and group discussion

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

·to discuss and analyse the sources available for the study of political power in Scotland in the period 11th-13th centuries
·to outline the historical, political and social development of Scotland in the in the period 11th-13th centuries
·become familiar with the social and political significance of the major archaeological resources for the study of medieval Scotland
·to demonstrate awareness of current scholarly debates and formulate and express opinions concerning them
·to demonstrate how the variety of resources can be integrated into historical and social enquiry

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.