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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (School of History and Classics)

Postgraduate Course: Archival Internship (PGHC11277)

Course Outline
School School of History, Classics and Archaeology College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Postgraduate (School of History and Classics) Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description A supervised internship in an archive or museum to provide a practical introduction to collections and the ways that they can be used for and supported by research. The student will work on a small research project that will be supervised by both academic and archival/curatorial staff.

The internship will take place in Semester 2 over ten weeks between Weeks 2 and 11 inclusive. There will be a project-briefing meeting in Week 1 of Semester 2 when an Internship Briefing Document will be provided by the Archive/Curatorial Supervisor. There are no scheduled hours, but students are expected to spend approximately 12 hours per week (1.5 days equivalent) on the project. Hours will be arranged in consultation with Archive/Curatorial Supervisors.

Internship Supervision:
Weekly supervision will be undertaken by the Archive/Curatorial staff. There will be two mid-course supervision meetings (Weeks 3 and 7) with the Degree Programme Co-ordinator.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Additional information There are no scheduled hours but students are expected to spend the equivalent of 12 hours (one and half days) work per week on the internship. The hours worked will be arranged in consultation with the archival staff.
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be given an insight into the collection and management of various types of archival material. They will develop skills in using collections and archives for research and also to identify further possibilities for producing research projects based on the material contained in the collections. They will be required to present their material in a clear and appropriate format.
Assessment Information
The internship will be assessed by means of a Written Report of 2000 words to be submitted within one week of the end of the Internship, and a presentation of 15 minutes (supported by a PowerPoint or Poster) to take place within a fortnight of the end of the Internship.
Both Report and Presentation will outline the aims and objectives of the Internship, describe and illustrate the methodology used to complete it and critically assess the outcomes of the work that has been undertaken relative to the original Internship Brief.
The Presentation will comprise 40% of the final mark and the Report will comprise 60% of the final mark. The Internship Diary will not be assessed, but must be submitted along with paper copies of the Presentation PowerPoint or Poster document.
The assessment panel for the Presentation will comprise two academic staff members and two staff members from the institution in which the internship has been undertaken.
The assessment of the Report will be undertake
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Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiser Dr Stana Nenadic
Tel: (0131 6)50 3839
Course secretary Mrs Lindsay Scott
Tel: (0131 6)50 9948
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