Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
College College Arts and Law
School History and Cultures
Department Classics, AH and Archaeology
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Ancient History and Archaeology Full-time
Programme Code 0785
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme To develop an innovative range of subject specific and transferable skills in research, analysis and presentation through the study and understanding of the human past in different periods and regions through material and written evidence, and through the application of archaeological and historical methods in fieldwork and interpretation;
To facilitate intellectual development by encouraging independence and critical thinking;
To provide a foundation for research into and further study of the past.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The origins, development and current social and academic context of Ancient History and Archaeology as a discipline
Theory and practice of the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of archaeological data through fieldwork and secondary sources
Theory and practice of the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of archaeological data through fieldwork and secondary sources
Histories, archaeologies and environments of specific regions and periods through study and personal experience
Culture process in the ancient world and its interpretation
Basic archaeological field techniques
Lectures, seminars, small group project work, field work, presentations, independent research (dissertation)
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, project work, reports
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Coherent written presentation supported by references and illustration as appropriate
Oral presentation supported by appropriate illustrative material
Research, describe and analyse archaeological and literature-based evidence and construct an informed synthesis from it in relation to current knowledge
Independent research to a timetable and deadlines
Team work on tasks requiring a variety of collaborative skills to a timetable and deadlines
Identify problems and questions and critically evaluate solutions and answers in theoretical and practical aspects of research into the ancient world
Exploit C&IT skills (web, word processing, standard data base) in research, analysis and presentation
Lectures, seminars, independent study and research:
essays at levels 1 and 2, dissertation at level 3.
Group project work: informally at level 1 (project), assessed at level 2 (Seminar II and Study Tour).
Oral presentations: informally at level 1 (project), group presentation at level 2 (Seminar II), individually at level 3 (Seminar III).
Fieldwork: as part of teams at level 1.
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, project work