ARCH07021 2013 PROJECT MGT AND COMMERCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
PROJECT MGT AND COMMERCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
COMMERCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Code
ARCH07021
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
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_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This is to the first course in Commercial Archaeology to be offered as part of an archaeology degree program in the Republic. As the many of the jobs in archaeology are in the commercial sector, this course has been designed to provide the student with the type of knowledge that is generally gained through hard won experience in the field of commercial archaeology. This course will be taught primarily through the medium of student directed learning, providing the students with the opportunity to tackle real issues through directed problem solving exercises.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.
Demonstrate familiarity with the Irish Planning system and the role played in it by archaeology.
2.
Choose appropriate mitigatory measures for the potential impact on archaeology by commercial developments.
3.
Demonstrate knowledge of the national Monument Acts and other legislation relevant to archaeology.
4.
Produce a costing/tender for different types of commercial archaeology jobs.
5.
Prepare an archaeological assessment, licence application and method statement.
6.
Discuss the various roles of the consultant archaeologist, their obligations to state bodies, their clients and their commitment to best practice.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessments will be based on both indivudual and group based problem solving exercises dealing with real life situations. The final assessment will lead to the production of a high quality archaeological report.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Week 1          Introduction to commercial archaeology

Week 2          The planing process and legislation

Week 3          The planning process and legislation, Guest lecturer

Week 4          Money! Costings and tenders

Week 5          Assignment 1

Week 6          Assisgnment 1/2

Week 7          Assignment 2

Week 8          Case  Study 1 The Tara/Skreen Valley

Week 9          Project Management

Week 10        Report Writing

Week 11        Case Study 2 Urban Archaeology in Ireland

Week 12        Assignment 3

Week 13        Assignment 3

Week 14        Review

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 5 1,2,3,6
2 Group Project 2 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 9 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Written Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Learning 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Numerous policy documents published by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the heritage Council and the NRA.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

To maximise the efficacy of the group learning mode, this module requires being teimtabled into weekly 2.5 hour blocks.