|UCAS course code||V400|
|Course type||Full-time, Part-time route available|
|Location||Truro and Penwith College|
Archaeology, Landscape & Environment From Prehistory to Roman Times (TRUR1257)
Human ecology and society in Britain from prehistory till the Romano-British period will be studied, in context with the relevant world archaeology. Interpreting the evidence of fossil landscapes and archaeological evidence is the focus of the module with a programme of field trips, reinforcing the science and theory.
Excavation, Post-Excavation & Archives (TRUR1258)
This module covers the how and why of excavations, and subsequent post-excavation processes. Particular attention is given to stratigraphy. It shows how provision for the long-term study and conservation of materials and structures recovered from excavations is built into the excavation design. Finally, the role of archives in managing and displaying the results of such work is investigated.
History of Archaeological Debate (TRUR1259)
The content of this module includes the history of archaeology to the present, and the interpretation of archaeology, including issues such as nationalism, gender and racism. It also investigates ICT technologies as sources of reliable and appropriate information.
Post-Roman to Recent Times (TRUR1260)
Students will study the periods in Britain from the Late Roman period until the present, with particular emphasis on anthropological and economic aspects. As well as basic chronological and environmental outline, recent topics of research will be covered. The scientific and theoretical background will complement the field trips. Also, this module covers an introduction to the use of statistics, spreadsheets and databases.
Field Survey and Site Reconstruction (TRUR1261)
Students will cover the development of surveying ideas and techniques, analysing their whys and limitations. Crucial concepts of modern survey are introduced and linked to practical exercises, covering a broad range of conventional techniques. Students analyse the role of experimental and experiential archaeology in recording structures. This informs what and how archaeologists record structures more effectively.
Entrepreneurship and Professional Development (TRUR1262)
This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have the qualities, skill and innovation needed for employment in their chosen sector. The module will enable students to exercise a sustainable approach to decision making including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles
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The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.
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