EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME:
The programme will a) introduce the range of areas in which archaeology has relevance to the wider public,
b) provide the student with an understanding of how archaeology is used in the public arena, and provide information on each of these areas to enable students to both understand and be in a position to interpret the different forms of application and manipulation c) to equip students with both the theoretical and practical knowledge to apply this knowledge to areas of public archaeology.
PROGRAMME OUTCOMES: The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
the range of applications that archaeology has in the public arena
the ways in which policies towards archaeology are developed and created nationally and internationally, and applied, and the various forms of legal instruments that result, as well as the political significance of archaeology.
the ways in which archaeology is presented in the media ( in all its forms), and the influences that affect these presentations
The economics of archaeology in terms of funding and income based approaches.
The historical changes in the role of archaeology in terms of both the developed and the developing world.
The development and motivation behind the alternative approaches to archaeology with particular reference to modern societies.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies: 1-7 Through a series of formal two hour lectures, seminars with student presentations, video viewings, and a series of visiting lecturers with first hand experience giving seminars on their work. In addition a series of field trips to relevant sites and developments which involve two weeks in total.
B: Skills and other attributes
Intellectual (thinking) skills:
developing a critical and questioning approach towards the purpose of archaeology
ability to analyse the motivations behind the presentation of archaeology
consideration of the political motivations behind the development and control of archaeology in different situations.
Reflection on the costs and the 'product' of archaeology and its sustainability and purpose both economically and socially.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies: Acquisition is enabled and developed throughout the course by introducing and presenting information that requires critical assessment. This in turn leads to active questioning and analysis of different motivations and approaches.
Field trips are used to question approaches and examine conflicting values of presentation.
Presentation and discussion is encouraged in both seminars and lectures.
Assessment: Assessed essays and dissertation. The former are aimed particularly at critical analysis. The dissertation is emphasised as a vehicle for original research.
the programme specifications for UCL degree programmes in relevant subjects (where applicable);
UCL teaching and learning policies;
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed by the College and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Programme Organiser(s) Name(s):
Tim Schadla-Hall/ Gabriel Moshenska
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