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Interpreting Historic Buildings - ARC00011M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Kate Giles
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • To train students in the specialised skills required in the interpretation of the historical function and meaning of a range historic building types
  • To provide students with a critical understanding of the ways in which historic building types can be interpreted

Module learning outcomes

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

Subject content

  • Analyse and phase the historical development of a range of historic building types
  • Engage critically with current academic debates about the form, function and meaning of a range of historic building types
  • Synthesise knowledge of the archaeology of buildings with other areas of archaeological and historical knowledge
  • Demonstrate the development of transferable skills in small group work and oral presentations

By the end of the module, students should:

Academic and graduate skills

  • Have developed transferrable skills of independent research, written and verbal communication and small group work and visual/verbal presentation

Other learning outcomes (if applicable)

  • Understand the range of employment opportunities open to students with buildings analysis skills and the inter-relationship of professions within the field


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Interpreting Historic Buildings
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Interpreting Historic Buildings
N/A 100

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