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AY2509: PAST LIVES (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 18:01


Course Overview

Archaeology is ultimately the study of human social lives.  This course provides students with a detailed introduction to archaeological approaches to the study of human society. Through case studies and key texts we will investigate how archaeology can generate detailed insights into the richness and diversity of the diverse human communities and individuals of the past.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Joshua Wright

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • One of AY1503 Caves to Kingdoms: an Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology (Passed) or AY1504 Caves to Kingdoms: an Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology (Dl) (Passed) or Certificate in Science (Archaeology) or Archaeology Iss
  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5 or Certificate in Science (Archaeology)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Distance Learning
  • One of AY1003 Archaeology in Action: an Introduction (Passed) or AY1004 Archaeology in Action: an Introduction (Dl) (Passed) or Certificate in Science (Archaeology)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AY2503 Archaeologies of Social Life (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides students with a detailed introduction to archaeological approaches to the study of human society. Through case studies and key texts we will investigate how the archaeological record can generate detailed insights into the richness and diversity of past social life.  Students exploring Past Lives will be exposed to a wide range of ideas and leave the course with the knowledge and freedom to choose how they want to approach the past and the tools to ask how past lives were like, or unlike, our own.

Further Information & Notes

 

 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Certificate in Science (Archaeology)
  • MA Archaeology (Distance Learning)

Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); Tutorials (20%), Poster (30%).

Resit: Resit of exam components (50%), and re-submission of coursework (poster) by arrangement (30%). No resit for tutorials possible.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Detailed poster feedback forms; in class tutorial feedback; exam feedback on request

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