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Course Overview

Archaeology is a contemporary discipline and the focus in archaeological questions, subject areas and theoretical debates constantly change with time. In this course we focus on some of the topics that are important for the ongoing research within our department, from domestication and climate change to community archaeology and relating to death. The different issues are discussed in text-based seminars, where the students themselves are responsible for presenting the topic and leading the seminars. The course aims to explore and challenge current trends in the archaeological discourse.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Kate Britton

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

  • Archaeology (AY) (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course integrates various components of Archaeological study to date, and students are expected to draw together, and build on, their knowledge from previous courses to tackle challenging and perhaps unfamiliar topics through analysis, discussion and open debate. Students will consolidate their skills as confident and autonomous learners and communicators through oral presentations and written work.

Further Information & Notes

For flexible/distance learning student, a CLL course (KL 4528) , will substitute this module and is taken instead of this course.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Archaeology
  • BSc Archaeology-Geoscience
  • MA Anthropology-Archaeology
  • MA Archaeology
  • MA Archaeology - Celtic and Anglo-Saxon
  • MA Archaeology-Geography
  • MA Archaeology-History
  • MA Archaeology-History of Art

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (based on a portfolio of coursework as described above) (100%).

Resit: No resit is possible.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Detailed essay feedback and presentation feedback forms: in class seminar feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes


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