Heritage Practice - ARC00007C

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Colleen Morgan
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

This module is designed to introduce first-year students to aspects of heritage practice set within the context of a wider field archaeology project (typically the excavation). By working as part of this wider project team, the heritage practitioners will be given hands-on experience of heritage tasks and practices such as desk-based and archival research, and public presentation.

Module learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the principles of desk-based and archival research
  • Recognise the role of desk-based and archival research within the context of a wider field project
  • Be able to critically assess source materials and appreciate their relevance to research questions
  • Under supervision, undertake basic desk-based and archival research, including text-based and cartographic sources
  • Understand the principles of public presentation
  • Under supervision, undertake basic public presentation including site tours and production of display materials as appropriate
  • Recount the key issues and techniques involved in desk-based and archival research and public presentation
  • Participate and co-operate in team-based work
  • Critically reflect upon the tasks undertaken
  • Communicate ideas through visual media

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Reflective Report
N/A 50
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Poster(s) for Public Display
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Reflective Report
N/A 50
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Poster(s) for Public Display
N/A 50

Module feedback

Timing of written and verbal feedback is published on our deadlines pages:

Formative assessment.

Summative assessment.

Indicative reading

Reading is published on the module web pages and VLE.



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