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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BA (Hons) History and Archaeology with Employment Experience

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) History and Archaeology with Employment Experience Programme codeUFA4HPSHPS50
Study mode(s)Part Time
Full Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The History and Archaeology programme builds on a broad foundation in the first year, to highly specialised work in the final year, including the study of a particular subject in depth.

You will become grounded in the main themes of History through a combination of both broad and detailed focuses on particular aspects of the past, study of a range of time periods, and study of different geographical areas; who understand the methods which historians use to study the past; and who can analyse the development of past societies.

Archaeology will enable you to explore both the academic and practical dimensions of a uniquely fascinating discipline. Building on a firm foundation of the subject provided in the first year, the degree will give you a wide variety of choice to follow your particular interests. These can cover the microscopic analysis of ancient artefacts to the exploration of entire fossilised landscapes, from understanding prehistoric villages to recording historic buildings; the subject is broad, multi-disciplinary and dynamic.

As you work through your degree, you can develop your own specialisation, culminating in a dissertation supported by one-to-one tuition.

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent gaining employment experience at a suitable location in the UK.

This Employment Experience variant of the programme is a great way to incorporate graduate-level work placement or placements undertaken in the United Kingdom directly into your programme of study, to reflect critically upon these experiences, and for them to count towards the assessment of your degree. There is no better way to gain valuable employment experience that can be rewarded and recognised clearly by future employers. With preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities, you can also demonstrate adaptability and resourcefulness by organising suitable placements in areas of employment related to your interests and potential future career.

You are required to find your own placement with suitable employers and organisations with preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities. If you are taking this variant you are strongly encouraged to take HUM2000 or HUM2001 (Humanities in the Workplace) at stage 2 and must participate in the pre-departure briefing sessions for Humanities Employment Experience.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific and research skills required in History and Archaeology, through extended engagement with primary sources and methodologies, relevant critical material, theoretical contexts, and through a combination of both broad and detailed focuses on particular aspects of the past, study of a range of time periods, and study of different geographical areas

You will acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, providing a basis for career progression in the academic and professional worlds. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and assessment methods within appropriate learning environments, supported by feedback and monitoring. You will also be given an opportunity to develop your independent study skills through a piece of individual research.

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating, satisfying experience of learning and studying, and forms a sound basis for further study in History, Archaeology or related disciplines. It aims to develop a range of subject-specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment. History and Archaeology, like other programmes offered within the College of Humanities, encourages you to become a global citizen, a productive, useful and questioning member of society, and provides thorough training for further study or a specialist career. You may utilise the skills you develop in a range of sectors, including consultancy, market research, the civil service, education, teaching, new media industries, journalism and publishing, research, charities, information science, advertising and public relations.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/ 

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

You may take elective modules up to 15 credits outside of the programme in the first stage and up to 30 credits outside of the programme in the second and final stages as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Optional modules offered are subject to change depending on staff availability and student demand. You are expected to balance your credits in each stage of the programme, taking 60 credits from Archaeology, and 60 credits from History.

Stage 1


30 credits of compulsory Archaeology modules, 15 credits of compulsory History modules, 30 credits of optional Archaeology modules, 45 credits of optional History modules.

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select 30 credits from this list of optional Archaeology modules.

select 45 credits from this list of optional History modules.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HIH1400 Making History 15Yes
ARC1010 Themes in World Archaeology 15No
ARC1020 Essential Archaeological Methods 15No
HAS1905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC BA History and Archaeology S1 Opt modules 2022-3 [See note a above]
ARA1030 Introduction to Islamic Archaeology 15 No
ARC1007 Archaeological and Forensic Science Practicals 15 No
ARC1008 Forensic Archaeology 15 No
ARC1030 Investigating British Archaeology 15 No
ARC1040 Artefacts and Materials 15 No
ARC1050 Objects: Contexts and Display 15 No
ARC1070 Practical Skills in Archaeology 30 No
HISS S1 BA CH opt 2022-3 [See note b above]
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1411 From Wigan Pier to Piccadilly: Britain between the Wars 15 No
HIH1501 The Viking Phenomenon 15 No
HIH1505 The First Crusade 15 No
HIH1506 The First Day of the Somme 15 No
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 15 No
HIH1616 Producing Poverty: Peasants in a Global Perspective, 700-1300CE 15 No
HIH1618 Body, Border, Partition: Understanding Violence in South Asia 15 No

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory Archaeology modules, 30 credits of optional Archaeology modules, 60 credits of optional History modules.

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select either ARC2003 or ARC2004

select 30 credits from this list of from this list of Archaeology modules.

e select 60 credits from the lists of optional History modules in Pathway A, B, C or D; you must take HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources if you intend to select HIH3005 History Dissertation in the final stage).

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC2003 Archaeological Fieldwork Project [See note c above]30No
ARC2004 Archaeological Fieldschool [See note c above]30No
HAS2905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC S2 BA SH and CH opt 2023-4 [See note d above]
ARC2003 Archaeological Fieldwork Project 30 No
ARA2014 Regions and Empires in Islamic Archaeology 15 No
ARC2004 Archaeological Fieldschool 30 No
ARC2012 Monumental Changes: Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland 15 No
ARC2120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No
ARC2121 Brooches, Beads, Swords and Shields: Early Medieval Material Culture 15 No
ARC2123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC2130 Discovering the Past with Molecular Science 15 No
ARC2401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC2406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC2408 Romanisation: Interaction, Conquest and Change in Late Iron Age and Roman Dacia 15 No
ARC2504 Zooarchaeology 15 No
ARC2514 Forensic Anthropology 15 No
ARC2516 Human Origins and Evolution: the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic 15 No
CLA2514 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence) - Pompeii: Destruction, Discovery and Afterlife 15 No
CLA2517 Ancient Sources (Material Evidence): Hellenistic Palaces in West Asia 15 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2234 Sailors, Slavery and Piracy: The Atlantic World, 1600 - 1800 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt A 2023-4 [See note e above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2023-4 [See note e above]
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2023-4 [See note e above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2023-4 [See note e above]
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No
HUM HUM2000-HUM2001
HUM2000 Humanities in the Workplace 30 No
HUM2001 Humanities in the Workplace 15 No
HUM HUM2004-HUM2005
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HUM3998 Employment Experience UK 120Yes

Stage 4


0-30 credits of compulsory Archaeology modules, 0-30 credits of compulsory History modules, 30-60 credits of optional Archaeology modules, and 30-60 credits of optional History modules.

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select a Dissertation in either Archaeology  or History: ARC3000 or HIH3005 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

if selecting HIH3005, select 60 credits from this list of optional Archaeology modules.

if selecting ARC3000, select 60 credits from this list of optional History Sources and Context modules in Pathway A; you must select both the Sources module and its co-requisite Context module.

if selecting HIH3005, select 30 credits from this list of optional Comparative Histories modules in Pathway B.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC3000 Archaeological Dissertation [See note f above]30No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation [See note f above]30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
ARC SF BA SH and CH opt 2023-4 [See note g above]
ARC3003 Professional Placement 30 No
ARC3006 Advanced Fieldwork Project 15 No
ARC3011 Practicing Archaeological Science 15 No
ARC3012 Monumental changes: Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland 15 No
ARC3120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No
ARC3121 Brooches, Beads, Swords and Shields: Early Medieval Material Culture 15 No
ARC3123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC3401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC3406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC3510 Experimental Approaches to Forensic and Archaeological Investigations 15 No
ARC3516 Human Origins and Evolution: the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic 15 No
ARC3611 Funerary Osteoarchaeology 15 No
ARC3408 Romanisation: Interaction, Conquest and Change in Late Iron Age and Roman Dacia 15 No
ARC3133 Digital Pasts 15 No
HISS SF BA Sources and Contexts 2023-4 [See note h above]
HIH3054 Death to the Traitors: Rebellion and Resisting Tyranny in the Middle Ages: Context 30 No
HIH3053 Death to the Traitors: Rebellion and Resisting Tyranny in the Middle Ages: Sources 30 No
HIH3277 The Medieval Reformation: Sources 30 No
HIH3278 The Medieval Reformation: Context 30 No
HIH3266 Magic in the Middle Ages: Sources 30 No
HIH3267 Magic in the Middle Ages: Context 30 No
HIH3322 Crusades in Christendom, 1179-1588: Sources 30 No
HIH3323 Crusades in Christendom, 1179-1588: Context 30 No
HIH3639 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Context 30 No
HIH3640 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Sources 30 No
HIH3052 The Rise of Capitalism in Britain 1660-1830 (Context) 30 No
HIH3051 The Rise of Capitalism in Britain 1660-1830 (Sources) 30 No
HIH3132 The Body in Early Modern England: Sources 30 No
HIH3133 The Body in Early Modern England: Context 30 No
HIH3042 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Sources) 30 No
HIH3043 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Context) 30 No
HIH3058 Engendering Empire: Making the British Imperial World: Sources 30 No
HIH3059 Engendering Empire: Making the British Imperial World: Context 30 No
HIH3014 France and Empire, 1756-1830: Reform, Revolution and Counter-Revolution: Context 30 No
HIH3013 France and Empire, 1756-1830: Reform, Revolution and Counter-Revolution: Sources 30 No
HIH3298 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Sources 30 No
HIH3299 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Context 30 No
HIH3170 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Sources 30 No
HIH3171 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Context 30 No
HIH3062 Women's Experience in Britain: Race, Class and Gender since 1945 (Context) 30 No
HIH3061 Women's Experience in Britain: Race, Class and Gender since 1945 (Sources) 30 No
HIH3056 Them and Us: Imagining the Social "Other" in Britain since the 1880s: Sources 30 No
HIH3057 Them and Us: Imagining the Social "Other" in Britain since the 1880s: Context 30 No
HIH3157 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Sources 30 No
HIH3158 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Context 30 No
HIH3216 The Yes, Minister Files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914: Sources 30 No
HIH3217 The Yes, Minister Files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914: Context 30 No
HIH3250 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Sources 30 No
HIH3251 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Context 30 No
HIH3635 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Contexts) 30 No
HIH3636 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Sources) 30 No
HIH3257 The Russian Revolution: Sources 30 No
HIH3258 The Russian Revolution: Context 30 No
HIH3314 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Context 30 No
HIH3315 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Sources 30 No
HIH3167 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Sources 30 No
HIH3168 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Context 30 No
HIH3316 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Context 30 No
HIH3317 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Sources 30 No
HAS3006 The Legend of King Arthur 30 No
HISS SF BA Comparative 2023-4 [See note i above]
HIH3632 Violence 30 No
HIH3633 Revolutions 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
HIH3634 Race, Resistance, and Decolonisation 30 No
HIH3619 Sexualities 30 No
HIH3626 Heroes: Conceptions, Constructions and Representations 30 No
HIH3628 Civil Wars 30 No
HUM HUM3000s
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
HUM3016 Book Publishing: Principles of Book Commissioning, Editing and Design 30 No
HUM3003A Hacking the Humanities: How to Plan and Run Successful Digital Projects 15 No
HUM3003 Hacking the Humanities: How to Plan and Run Successful Digital Projects 30 No
HUM3004 Transforming the Tablet: Digital Approaches to Ancient Text and Artefact 15 No
HISS SF BA Co-listed 2023-4
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
THE3224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA3047 Oral History: Principles and Practice 15 No
ARA3048 Oral History: Principles and Practice 30 No
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 No
ARA3140 The Kurds: History and Politics 15 No
ARA3162 Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 15 No
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARAM251 Esotericism and the Magical Tradition 30 No
ARC2123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC3123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC2401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC3401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC2406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC3406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC2120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No
ARC3120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Discuss the philosophical problems confronting historians.
2. Describe the recurring themes in History, such as class, gender, ethnicity, religion and war, and of the main themes in particular topics selected for modules; trace the key developments within a topic and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter; evaluate complex themes in History; make close specialist evaluation of key developments within particular periods/topics.
3. Show awareness of the variety of approaches taken to historical research; ability to evaluate the professionalism and scholarly value of historical works; ability to evaluate the reasons for changes in historiographical approaches
4. Define a suitable research topic in the subject area and pursue it to completion.
5. Use different types of historical source; evaluate different and complex types of historical source; use primary sources in a professional manner.
6. Present work in the format expected of historians, including footnoting and bibliographical references.
7. Show knowledge of how quantitative data can be used in historical research.
8. ARCHAEOLOGY: Understand basic archaeological techniques and appreciate their major advantages and disadvantages.
9. Appreciate the relationship between data collected in the field and its interpretation
10. Identify the different roles of professional archaeologists.
11. Understand the chronology of archaeological periods and the main themes in archaeology from early prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages.
12. Show familiarity with some key archaeological sites and finds.
13. Show competence in the various techniques of practical Archaeology and an understanding of their problems and possibilities.
14. Use appropriate archaeological terminology.
15. Deploy information from technical projects.
16. Demonstrate understanding (at increasing depth, according to level) of thematic/methodological issues (increasingly complex, according to level).

History

1, 2 and 3 are developed at stage one in the Making History module, Understanding the Medieval and early Modern World and Understanding the Modern World though lectures, seminars, and written work. 1 is further developed especially in the Uses of the Past module at stage two. 2 and 3 form the backbone of all modules taken at all stages, but the level of complexity and nuance develops according to stage with the Comparative Histories modules particularly focused on these skills. Students are encouraged to use the stage one Making History and stage two Doing History as a way of addressing 4, and concentrate on doing so in the Dissertation at stage 3. More generally, the choice of essays that they are given in all modules develops this skill in them from the outset of their programme. 5 is a requirement of all modules, but there is particular primary source emphasis - developing in complexity as the student progresses through the stages of the programme - at level 1 in Sources and Skills, Understanding the Medieval and early Modern World and Understanding the Modern World, at level 2 Doing History, and at level 3 in the Special Subject and Dissertation. Students are given clear guidelines about 6 in the Undergraduate Handbook, and are instructed in such matters in Making History, and are expected to demonstrate it in all modules. 7 is developed through the Sources and Skills and may be developed in other elective modules. Many modules have a requirement of some work with quantitative data.

Archaeology

8-10 are developed initially through first year modules, particularly ARC1020, and then through ARC2003/4, and in increasing sophistication through options during stages 2 and 3.

11 and 12 are introduced through first year modules, particularly ARC1010, and developed through thematic options at stages 2 and 3.

13-15 are introduced in ARC1020 and developed in ARC2003/4, and further enhanced through thematic options at stages 2 and 3.

16 is developed through the optional thematic modules taken across all three stages. The level of competence expected of students intensifies at each stage of the programme. Methodological issues area introduced through ARC1020 and developed through ARC2003/4. The chronological and thematic framework are introduced in ARC1010 and optional modules at stage 1 and developed through options at stages 2 and 3. ARC3000 at stage 3 brings the methodological and thematic elements together in an independent research dissertation.

The assessment of all these skills is through a combination of term-time essays, oral presentations, wikis, project and dissertation work, and examinations. The criteria of assessment pay full recognition to the importance of the various skills outlined.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

17. Draw thematic comparisons between material from different sources.
18. Show awareness of contrasting approaches to research and judge between competing views.
19. Show a clear understanding of the nature of both qualitative and quantitative evidence. Learning Teaching/ strategies (in/out of class). These skills are all developed throughout the degree programme, but the emphasis becomes more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both presentation and class discussion).

These skills are all developed throughout the degree programme, but the emphasis becomes more complex as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both presentation and class discussion).  

All these skills are assessed through a combination of term-time essays, reports, wikis, dissertations, assessed presentations, and examinations.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

20. Undertake independent study and work to deadlines.
21. Digest, select and organise material for written work and oral presentations, and write to varying word lengths.
22. Plan the execution of work over a very long time scale.
23. Participate in oral discussions; present and evaluate complex arguments and ideas orally; digest, select and organise material for oral presentations.
24. Work with others as part of a team on challenging material.
25. Interact effectively with peers and staff.
26. Undertake group work, including the presentation and discussion of material in groups.

20. is an essential part of the successful completion of the programme but is particularly developed in Doing History and the Dissertation. 21 is developed through essay and presentation work throughout the programme. 22 is developed through Making History at stage one (end of term deadline), Doing History at stage two (3 formal deadlines over the year) and, at stage three, through the Dissertation, whether in History or Archaeology, which has a single end of year deadline. 23 is developed through seminars, which form the whole or part basis of all modules. The skills in 24 and 25 are developed to some extent in all modules, through interaction in seminars and in discussion with tutors about essay work, and in response to criticism both collective and individual. However, there is particular emphasis on 23, 24 and 25 in stage one Making History, where students work as part of a team to present and respond to the presentations of others, and in the Uses of the Past and Comparative Histories at stages two and three and also the Archaeology fieldwork/fieldschool module.

The skills in 20 and 21 are assessed in all modules in History and Archaeology.

21 is particularly covered by the fact that students write essays which are summatively assessed of differing lengths,

Doing History and Making History. Presentations (23) are formally assessed in ARC1030, Special Subjects: Sources and Comparative Histories. Team work skills (24 and 25) are formally assessed in Making History and Comparative Histories and the Archaeology fieldschool module.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must normally achieve an average mark of at least 50% in Stage 1. If you do not achieve an average mark of 50% in Stage 1, you will be interviewed to determine whether you can continue on the Employment Experience programme; if you do not succeed in that interview you will be required to transfer to the three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Employment Experience are selected. If you are unsuccessful in your application for Employment Experience, you will be transferred to the three-year programme.

HUM3998 Employment Experience UK counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA History and Archaeology with Employment Experience.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

All students within Archaeology and History have a personal tutor for their entire programme of study and who is available at advertised ‘office hours’. There are induction sessions to orientate students at the start of their programme. A personal tutoring system will operate with regular communication throughout the programme. Academic support will be also be provided by module leaders. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Programme handbooks and other useful information can be accessed via the student intranet: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/taughthandbook/ .

Other useful information and student resources can be accessed via the Exeter Learning Environment (ELE): http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/login/index.php, which has specific information on library skills, essay writing and research skills.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) History and Archaeology with Employment Experience

19. UCAS Code

VV18

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Archaeology
[Honours] History

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision

26/11/2021