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AY5501: NORTHERN PEOPLES AND CULTURES (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:02


Course Overview

In a series of text based student-led seminars we study past Northern Peoples and Cultures through key topical debates, characteristic for different cultural regions and time periods. In the seminars students examine a range of northern contexts, from prehistory to more recent times all over the Circumpolar North.  Students encounter topics as versatile as animal domestication in Northern Eurasia, Scandinavian Vikings, and Colonial North America illustrating the diversity of life and thought in Northern communities. Each seminar will also explore how particular key issues have become central to the ‘identity’ of archaeological research in the respective areas

Course Details

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

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • 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)

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 text based student-led seminars we study past Northern Peoples and Cultures through key topical debates, characteristic for different cultural regions and time periods. In the seminars students examine a range of northern contexts, from prehistory to more recent times all over the Circumpolar North.  Students encounter topics as versatile as animal domestication in Northern Eurasia, Scandinavian Vikings, and Colonial North America illustrating the diversity of life and thought in Northern communities. Each seminar will also explore how particular key issues have become central to the ‘identity’ of archaeological research in the respective areas. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Archaeology of the North

Contact Teaching Time

58 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

Continuous assessment 100% (based on a 3000 word essay, and an end of term project)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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