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AY2508: PAST LIVES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:42


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Joshua Wright

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 36, 40
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 29 - 30

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Exam feedback on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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In class tutorial feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Poster Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Detailed poster feedback forms.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit of exam components (50%), and re-submission of coursework (poster) by arrangement (30%)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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