Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

ARA8150 : Graduate Seminar in Roman Archaeology

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide a foundation for future masters and doctoral study by providing
an advanced knowledge of both the topography and architecture of Rome and the material culture of
the Roman provinces.

Outline Of Syllabus

The course consists of a series of practical archaeology seminars including:

Archaeologies of Cultural Transformation under the Empire
Case studies in urban life
Archaeologies of Ritual and belief
Archaeology of Roman Army
Problems of Roman Art
Architectural Recording and Analysis
Roman Epigraphy
Systems collapse and the end of the Roman Empire

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00Delivered in 15 min segments in notional 1 hr blocks
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading124:0024:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities181:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision33:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study154:0054:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time91:009:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Rationale and relationship to learning outcomes: The emphasis on seminars is to support a flexible response to the development of student skills and interests. Lectures are used to open up key themes running through the seminar programme.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M752500 word essay on agreed topic in Roman Archaeology
Written exercise1M251500 word exercise
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay requires students to research a topic in Roman archaeology which they explore through independent study applying the practical and research skills demonstrated in the seminars.
The written exercise requires students to develop a material culture timeline to demonstrate a broader understanding of Roman archaeology.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.

All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.

Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:

Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.

Reading Lists

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