Viking Movements ARCH4048

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will selectively examine the impact of the Scandinavian peoples in a number of different regions. These will include: Anglo-Saxon England; Ireland; Iceland; and Baltic and Russian Areas.

Timetable

2 hour session per week over 10 weeks

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

Assessed coursework 50%; one written examination 50%

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

This course will selectively examine the impact of the Scandinavian peoples in a number of different regions. These will include: Anglo-Saxon England; Ireland; Iceland; and Baltic and Russian Areas.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should achieve an understanding of:
·The nature and limitations of archaeological evidence to the study of this subject.
·The contribution and limitations of primary historical sources and place-names to the study of this subject.
·The relationship of the incoming Scandinavians to the native peoples in these areas.

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.