MODULE DESCRIPTION 2018-19

SPRING SEMESTER

15 CREDITS

AAP6083 HERITAGE, MUSEUM & FIELD: ARCHAEOLOGY IN PRACTICE
CO-ORDINATOR: JANE REMPEL
OTHER TUTORS:

MODULE OUTLINE

An introduction to work-based, practical skills. Students undertake a two-week placement in a museum, archive, laboratory, or excavation. NB This option not available to students who intend to take the 60 credit work placement module. It is the responsibility of the student to organise their own placement, in consultation with the module-co-ordinator.


BROAD ACADEMIC AIMS AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIT

This unit aims to introduce graduate students to the field-based research skills necessary for the completion of their MA dissertation in archaeology. Students will undertake a two-week independent placement in a museum, archive or excavation of their choice, as well as participate in a series of seminars which will address the processes of project design and management of a research project.


MEASUREABLE LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Have undertaken a two week placement approved by the module coordinator
  • Completed a risk assessment
  • Reflected on their learning experiences during the course of their placement
  • Used their experience to actively enhance their research skills

STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND INDEPENDENT STUDY

Type

Hours

Seminars 3
Work Placement 96
Independent Study (including preparation for assessments) 50

ASSESSMENT

Method

% of marks

Hours/Length

Essay 20% 800 words
Essay 80% 2500 words