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ARCHAEOLOGY

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AY 1002
THE HUMAN PAST: AN INTRODUCTION TO WORLD PREHISTORY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Foster

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course includes a one-day field trip, which will involve some off-road walking over gentle terrain. The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments for students with mobility issues, and any student with concerns should contact the course coordinator at the beginning of the course.  Students will be asked to make a nominal contribution towards the cost of the field trip.

This course introduces the discipline of archaeology, human origins, and world prehistory. It is structured around three themes:

2 one-hour lectures per week, excluding reading weeks, 5 one to two-hour tutorials, which will be held at biweekly intervals throughout the half-session, and a compulsory one-day field trip for which a small sum will be charged to cover the cost of the coach.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%) and in-course assessment (50%) in the form of a 1,500-word essay, and participation in tutorials and online quizzes.

Resit: 1 two-hour written exam (50%) PLUS original in-course assessment carried forward (50%).