ARCH06024 2013 WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY
Code
ARCH06024
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Chris Read
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This course will consist of a general introduction to world archaeology for the student. Most Irish archaeology students never have the chance to study the archaeology from outside of Western Europe and rarely outside the time span present in Irish archaeology (roughly the last 10,000 years). This course will introduce the student to the story of the human past. From our earliest human ancestors in Africa, to spread of the humanity throughout the Old World to the development of agriculture and the rise of the great civilisations, this course will lead the student through highlights and turning points of human prehistory.

From this course the student will achieve a wide understanding of the scope of human prehistory and the major events and developments that have helped shape the more recent past. The student will gain an appreciation of how the archaeology of Ireland fits into a wider, global context.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.
Identify and define important points in the development of early human societies.
2.
Review the range of evidence employed by archaeologists to reconstruct the prehistoric and early historic  past.
3.
Explain how archaeologists have used this evidence to understand specific aspects of the prehistoric world such as ancient technology, social organisation or economic activities.
4.
Demonstrate a basic comprehension of assigned archaeological literature.
5.

Express archaeological knowledge and concepts through written and oral mediums.

6.
Recognize the differences and similarities between prehistoric/early historic Ireland and the rest of the world.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assesment strategy will be based on 50% for the final exam and 50% continuous assessment. The continuous assessmnet will be based upon an essay, a presentation (based on the essay) and a midterm exam. IN the essay, students will be allowed to write about any element of world archaeology that interests them.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Week 1  Introduction to the course

Week 2  Early Hominids and the emergence of Homo sapiens; Chapters 2 and 3

Week 4  The Middle and Upper Palaeolithic; Chapter 4

Week 5  The Mesolithic; Chapter 11

Week 6  Introduction of Agriculture; Chapters 5, 6, 7 and 9

Week 7  Midterm! Africa and Australia; Chapters 8 and 10

Week 8 Civilisation! Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt; Chapter 12

Week 9 The European Neolithic and Bronze Age; Chapters 11 and 13

Week 10 Asia; Chapters 14 and 15

Week 11 The New World; Chapters 16, 17 and 18

Week 12  Presentations

Week 13 Presentations

Week 14 Review

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Mid-term Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 7 1,2,3,4,5
2 Presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5
3 Essay Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

The Human Past edited by Chris Scarre ISBN: 0-500-28531-4

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None