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AY5001: NORTHERN WORLDS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:02


Course Overview

In a series of research-led lectures and seminars, students investigate what characterises the Archaeology of the North from environmental, socio-cultural, and ideological aspects. We examine several inter-locking themes, from the first colonisations of the North tracing how these earlier populations established the cultural, ethnic and religious diversity that define later periods. Students will be introduced to the ecological characteristics of higher latitudes, and examine the diverse ways in which communities have made the Northern World their home. We also examine how human communities have responded to climate changes in the past, resilience and adaptation, technology, and spirituality amongst Northern peoples

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kate Britton

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Archaeology (AY) (Studied) or History (HI) (Studied) or Music (MU) (Studied) or Master of Letters in Museum Studies (Studied) or Master of Letters in Scandinavian Studies (Viking & Medieval Studies) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In a series of research-led lectures and seminars, students investigate what characterises the Archaeology of the North from environmental, socio-cultural, and ideological aspects. We examine several inter-locking themes, from the first colonisations of the North tracing how these earlier populations established the cultural, ethnic and religious diversity that define later periods. Students will be introduced to the ecological characteristics of higher latitudes, and examine the diverse ways in which communities have made the Northern World their home. We also examine how human communities have responded to climate changes in the past, resilience and adaptation, technology, and spirituality amongst Northern peoples. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Archaeology of the North

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

Continuous assessment 100% (based on field notebook and assessments during fieldwork [50%], and a 3000-word essay [50%]).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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