ARCH08037 2019 Special Topics in Archaeology and Work Placement
Students are required to undertake a period of Work Placement in a relevant Company/Organisation at the end of 3rd Year and make a presentation to their peers and staff for examination. Students must also present a written report on their Placement for evaluation. There will be a number of seminars on selected topics involving directed reading and discussions.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Contribute fully to the day-to-day operations of a relevant work setting.
Present and engage in debate relating to general archaeological issues.
Demonstrate the ability to read critically.
Behave ethically and responsibly, in a range of work settings.
Communicate archaeological information in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The class time will be devoted to students reflecting on and sharing their various experiences from the work placement. They will also be led through readings on key archaeological topics and will discuss their critiques and personal views in a moderated format. They will do a formal presentation and written submission related based on their work experience.
Module Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed on their performance during their work placement, their presentation and written submission related to the same. They will also be assessed on their ability to read critically, discuss their views and debate with their classmates.
This module will involve a work placement after the end of third year, with a minimum duration of 4 weeks, in a work setting related to archaeology, heritage or cognate scientific disciplines. Within the class students will present and discuss their critical reading related to relevant issues in archaeology. They will also discuss with their classmates their various work experiences, leading to a detailed presentation of their work.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Presentation||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||20 %||Week 8||2,5|
|2||Report on Work Experience||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||30 %||Week 13||1,4,5|
|3||Discussion and Debate||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||20 %||OnGoing||2,3,5|
|4||Work Placement Evaluation||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||30 %||Week 2||1,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Seminar||Flat Classroom||Class Time||2.5||Weekly||2.50|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Reading||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Work Placement||150||Once Per Module||10.00|
Selected readings will vary from year to year and be supplied by the lecturer.