ARCH08027 2013 ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURAL BIOGRAPHIES

General Details

Full Title
ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURAL BIOGRAPHIES
Transcript Title
CULTURAL BIOGRAPHIES
Code
ARCH08027
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
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)
Billy Fitzgerald, Fiona Beglane, Sam Moore
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology Add On SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

Monuments and landscapes can change in appearance and meaning through time. This module examines how places in the past and in the present can be re-appropriated for political, social and religious reasons. It looks at a range of monument and landscape studies to explore their life-histories or biographies from their conceptions through to the present. One of the features of this module is the public's view of the past especially relating to national identity and the difficulty of seperating the relationship between folklore, early myth/legends and the realities of the archaeological record.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical considerations regarding a monument's or landscape's life-history 

2.

Evaluate how monuments can be altered through social, political and religious change.

3.
Evaluate the potential interpretive role to be played by folklore/tradition in archaeological enquiry.
4.

Demonstrate the ability to critique the perception of certain monuments within the public imagination

5.

Recognise the possible social values encoded within landscapes and monuments through time

6.

Exprress ideas concerning archaeology and cultural biographies through both written and oral media.

Module Assessment Strategies

An exam tests the abiliity of the student to retain and express information gained during the course while continuous assessment provides ongoing opportunities to demonstrate learning outcomes.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Exploring theoretical aspects on the life-history of monuments and landscapes by critically examining how a monument, or group of monuments can be perceived through time.

Developed ritual landscapes.

Placenames, mythology and folklore

Holywells, holy stones pilgrimage and patrúns.

Calenders and assemblies.

Popular perceptions as aspects of a monument's life history.

Monuments, landscapes and cultural identity.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 10 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Essay Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures and seminars 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bradley, R and Williams, H 1998 (eds) The Past in the Past: the Reuse of Ancient Mounuments World Archaeology 30 (1)

Gazin-Schwartz, A. and Holtorf, C. 1999 (eds) Archaeology and folklore, London.

 

Other Resources

Further reading will be suppied

Additional Information

None