The purpose of the Special Topic is to allow you to study the archaeology of a well defined time, space or theme in a small group, through lectures and seminars each week. This enables you to come to grips with primary source material (material and written, as appropriate) and to apply to it the theoretical and thematic perspectives learned over your first and second years, so as to acquire a deeper knowledge of one aspect of the past than has been possible in more general courses.
You will be expected to make two seminar presentations and to write two essays during the term. You will receive feedback on your seminars which will help you improve your communication skills for the Assessed Seminars and Assessed Lecture, and you will get feedback on your essays which should help you improve your written communication in advance of the exam at the beginning of the Spring Term.
To view Special Topic option modules, click the 'Year 3' link in the sidebar.