Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 06/05/2015
College College Arts and Law
School History and Cultures
Department Classics, AH and Archaeology
Partner College and School African Studies & Anthropology
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Archaeology and Anthropology with Year Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 424B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This programme aims to develop students’ interest in and knowledge and understanding of archaeology and social and cultural anthropology in their broadest terms. The programme aims to develop an innovative range of transferable skills in research, analysis and presentation through the study and understanding of both past and present human cultures from around the world. The programme will facilitate intellectual development by encouraging independent and critical thinking. As a single honours programme students, can have extensive freedom in their final year of study to specialise in either archaeology or anthropology. The year abroad will also offer opportunities in both disciplines for students to widen their knowledge and understanding of cultures overseas.
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 scope, range and history of archaeology and social and cultural anthropology
The sources and nature of archaeological and anthropological evidence and primary means of data collection and analysis
The multifaceted nature of these fields and their complex relationships to other disciplines
The use and critical interrogation of a range of primary and secondary written, and/or oral and/ or visual/ electronic sources
Theoretical and interpretative frameworks in archaeology and social and cultural anthropology
Research methodology and appropriate analytical and interpretative approaches
Lectures, classes, field school training, and student-directed group work; individual research
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, project work, reports; dissertation
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:
Be able to produce coherent written presentation supported by references and illustration as appropriate
Be able to undertake team work on tasks requiring collaborative working practice (e.g. group presentation or report) to a timetable and deadlines
Be able to carry out individual study requiring collection and presentation of information accurately
Be able to give an oral presentation supported by appropriate illustrative material
Be able to describe and analyse critically archaeological and anthropological evidence and present informed syntheses in relation to current knowledge
Be able to undertake work involving key methods of anthropological work and/or archaeological field and laboratory work and the recording of primary data acquired
To achieve an enhanced awareness of differing approaches to and interpretations of archaeological and anthropological ideas and modes of study through direct interactions with academic enquiry, society and institutions in another country
Be able to identify problems and questions, and critically evaluate theoretical, interpretative and practical aspects of archaeological and anthropological research
Be able to undertake independent individual research to a timetable and deadlines
Project, seminars, lectures and their associated classes; field school; dissertation or extended essay; year abroad
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, project work; year abroad module (assessment as required by host institution).