ARA8108 : Independent Study Project in Archaeology 2
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Eric Tourigny
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
A 20-credit module for MA (Archaeology and Roman Frontier Studies) students that is designed to allow deep analysis of a subject/topic chosen initially by the student and then developed in consultation with an appropriate supervisor.
The module aims to provide an opportunity to investigate selected problem/problems (including
the appraisal of selected source material and the critical examination of current historiography).
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus content will depend on what topic the student chooses.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||0:30||0:30||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||97||1:00||97:00||50% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||50||1:00||50:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Introduction Seminar|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||49||1:00||49:00||25% of Activity independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||5||0:30||2:30||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Tutorials provide in-depth feedback and offer an opportunity for some one-to-one discussion.
In the tutorial(s) the student may discuss possible topics and receive advice about them and their suitability and obtain some feedback.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||100||One essay of 4,000 words, including notes but excluding bibliography|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students will develop advanced experience in a particular area, which may have been identified as a training need. Students will be able to develop more tailor-made research opportunities for their taught MA programme prior to the dissertation.
This might be relevant for stronger students going on to PhD study for whom in-depth training is needed in a specific subject area beyond those offered within the taught MA modules and where a 4,000 word project will provide additional foundation, prior to undertaking further research on a different area in the dissertation.
No variation of deadline will be allowed except on production of medical or equivalent evidence.
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.