ARCH08037 2019 Special Topics in Archaeology and Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Special Topics in Archaeology and Work Placement
Transcript Title
Special Topics in Archaeology
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Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Chris Read
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Applied Archaeology

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg 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
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Selected readings will vary from year to year and be supplied by the lecturer.

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Additional Information