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AY5001: NORTHERN WORLDS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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 Jennifer Jones

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 Science In Cultural And Creative Communication 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 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. 


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

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

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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