MODULE DESCRIPTION 2017-18

ACADEMIC YEAR

60 CREDITS

AAP6077 DISSERTATION IN ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN
CO-ORDINATOR: PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
OTHER TUTORS: N/A

MODULE OUTLINE

This module requires students to plan, execute and write up an original research project. This dissertation project is chosen with, and approved by, the Course Director. Dissertation topics must be based on original research and on the students' own ideas: they must be worthwhile, affordable, manageable within time limits, capable of supervision within the Department and related to the subject matter of the MA Archaeology of the Classical Mediterranean.


BROAD ACADEMIC AIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIT

This unit aims to:

  • To provide training and experience in the execution and presentation of original archaeological research on some aspect of the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world
  • To provide an understanding of the use and citation of written and electronic sources of information
  • Where appropriate to provide experience in handling archaeological data from field and/or laboratory and/or museum study

MEASUREABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this module students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • the execution and presentation of original archaeological research on some aspect of the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world
  • the critical evaluation, productive use and accurate citation of written and electronic sources of information
  • (where appropriate) the handling of archaeological data from field and/or laboratory and/or museum study

EXAMPLES OF LECTURE/SEMINAR TITLES/TUTORIALS

  • Identify research topic, question, supervisor; plan and present dissertation outline
  • receive feedback on dissertation outline
  • Submit sample chapter and receive feedback


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS ACQUIRED

  • Ability to formulate, plan and undertake original research
  • Ability to synthesise and summarise substantial amounts of data
  • Ability to produce extended argument in written form
  • Ability to document and illustrate written argument
  • Planning and organisation of a large project
  • Critical analysis

STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND INDEPENDENT STUDY

Type

Hours

Tutorials 4
Independent Study (including preparation for assessments) 596

ASSESSMENT

Method

% of marks

Hours/Length

Dissertation 100% 15000 words