ARCH07021 2019 Project Management and Commercial Archaeology
This is the only module in Commercial Archaeology to be offered as part of an archaeology degree program in the Republic of Ireland. As 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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate knowledge of the National Monument Acts and other legislation relevant to commercial archaeology.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Lectures will cover a range of topics with approximately one third of the class time devoted to group work linked to their assignments. The final submitted work will involve the production of a detailed desk based report.
Module Assessment Strategies
iThe 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.
Topics covered will include: The Planing Process and Legislation; Money! Costings and Tenders; Licence Applications and Method Statements; Testing Layouts; Consultation Skills; Report Writing: Best Practice; Analysis of a number case studies in Irish Commercial Archaeology including the M3 motorway.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|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
|Group Learning||Flat Classroom||Group Learning||2.5||Weekly||2.50|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||4.5||Weekly||4.50|
Required & Recommended Book List
https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/publications/framework-and-principles-for-protection-of-archaeological-heritage.pdf National Monuments
20/06/2019 https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/publications/excavation-reports-guidelines-for-authors.pdf National Monuments
20/06/2019 https://www.archaeology.ie/sites/default/files/media/publications/code-of-practice-agreed-between-tii-ahrrga-eng-1.pdf National Monuments
Numerous policy documents published by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the heritage Council and the NRA.
To maximise the efficacy of the group learning mode, this module requires being time tabled into weekly 2.5 hour blocks.