Making Sense of the Past (Critical Thinking in Archaeology)

Module code: AR1010
Module co-ordinator: Dr Oliver Harris

In this module you will interpret physical evidence to assess the development of Leicester. This will not only give you a far better appreciation of your new home town, it will also provide you with a robust understanding of the process of research and interpretation involved in the study of standing buildings, historical documents and maps. It will prepare you for your fieldwork and for the more demanding and interpretative level 2 courses. Additionally this project will develop your independent learning skills, and other transferable skills in time management, project organisation and the use of resources.

Teaching and learning methods

  • 6 one-hour lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars (8 one-hour and 1 two-hour seminar)
  • 14 hours of student-led group workshops
  • 120 hours guided independent study

Assessment methods

  • Group Wiki, 2,000 words (60%)
  • Group presentation (40%)
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