Undergraduate Course: Archaeology in Practice (ARCA10065)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||'Archaeology in Practice' has two parallel aims: firstly to develop student understanding and experience of the contemporary practice and issues of Archaeology with the UK and internationally and secondly to introduce students to the range of research resources available to students in Edinburgh and elsewhere. The course aims to improve and extend subject specific skills and understanding, to develop wider generic skills - in project design and presentation, information literacy and analysis, intellectual independence and decision-making - that will are desirable for future employers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites: Archaeology 2A and 2B, or Honours entry to degrees in Classics, or equivalent.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Archaeology courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be assessed through a portfolio of work worth 100% of the course mark. The portfolio will be equivalent to a long essay and can include the following elements:
1. Class Test based on the lectures throughout the term. (10%)
2. Comparative Review of two popular archaeology magazine (max 1000 words each) (20%)
3. Longer essay considering a major theme (2500-3000 words) 70% of the overall assessment mark
|No Exam Information
| After successful completion of this course, students will have gained:
* Skills in locating a range of sources in libraries, online and in museums and archives.
* Understanding of the contemporary practices and issues in world archaeology.
* Knowledge of the range of approaches to heritage management.
* Awareness of the ethical problems and conflicting principles encountered in archaeological research and in conservation management.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Arch in Practice
|Course organiser||Prof Jim Crow
|Course secretary||Ms Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782
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