AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROFESSIONAL WORK PLACEMENT ARCH5002

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

To relate and apply relevant knowledge from the first two terms of the course to the practical aspects of the work of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
To gain experience of the practical aerial photographic and related work of RCAHMS, the primary archaeological survey and record body in Scotland
To gain experience of the working environment and the need for good communications and personal relations with the people therein.
To perform a job of work which is of real value and benefit to RCAHMS.

Timetable

8.30am-5.00pm Monday -Thursday for 9 weeks. Friday is left free for writing up the weeks work to build up the portfolio.

Assessment

Seminar presentation and two essays

Course Aims

To relate and apply relevant knowledge from the first two terms of the course to the practical aspects of the work of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
To gain experience of the practical aerial photographic and related work of RCAHMS, the primary archaeological survey and record body in Scotland
To gain experience of the working environment and the need for good communications and personal relations with the people therein.
To perform a job of work which is of real value and benefit to RCAHMS.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of the placements students should:
have gained familiarity with the major aspects of the practical aerial photographic work of RCAHMS;
be able to undertake archaeological aerial photographic cataloguing, cover searches, classification and transcription to professional standards.