2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CLAS1650 Introduction to Classical Archaeology
20 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Sam Gartland
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Module replacesCLAS1501 Introduction to Greek & Roman Archaeology 1CLAS1502 Introduction to Greek & Roman Archaeology 2
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module is suitable for all students, regardless of whether they have any prior knowledge of the ancient classical world. The aim of this module is to provide and introduction to the theory and practice of the archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome.
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
i) demonstrate, both orally and in writing, a basic grasp of the theory of the history , development and practice of archaeology as pertaining to the Greek and Roman World.
ii) demonstrate a basic grasp of the theoretical application of the principal techniques for the discovery, surveying and excavation of Classical sites;
iii) demonstrate a range of subject-specific skills, including an ability to analyse critically the various forms of archaeological data (literature, epigraphy, pottery, coinage, building remains, environmental evidence, etc.) and relate them to each other where appropriate;
iv) demonstrate a range of transferable skills, including verbal and written expression, the organisation of personal study and the use of IT resources.
On successful completion of this module, students are expected to have obtained a basic grasp of the history, development and current practice of archaeology in relation to the Classical world. They are expected to have gained an appreciation of the many and varied types of archaeological evidence and to be able to assess their relative value in comparison one with another.
On successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
i) demonstrate a range of subject-specific skills, including an ability to analyse critically various forms of archaeological evidence (literature, inscriptions, pottery, coins, etc.) and relate them to each other where appropriate;
ii) demonstrate a range of transferable skills, including verbal and written expression, the organisation of personal study and the use of IT resources.
The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the theory and practice of the archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome.
The module has three main parts: Part 1 Survey of Classical Archaeology, Part 2 Archaeological Techniques, and Part 3 Archaeology and Society.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||177.00|
|Total Contact hours||23.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading to support learning sessions = 60 hours
Preparing the two assignments = 60 hours
Preparing for the two-hour exam = 60 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackVia seminar discussions; via first piece of coursework (submitted mid-term).
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||2 hr||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
The format of this examination may be subject to change should the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic allow. Students will be informed well in advance if this becomes the case. Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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