AAH4730(A) - Dissertation part 1
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Colin Hope
The dissertation comprises an extended discussion of an appropriate topic selected by students in consultation with the supervisor. It is regarded as a culminating test of the students' ability to produce, in respect of a significant archaeological topic, theme or theory, a piece of analytical and critical work. Prospective students should discuss the selection of a suitable topic with the Director of the Centre for Archaeology before the end of second semester of third year, for allocation of a supervisor, to enable the student to commence research during the long vacation.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will have demonstrated that they are able to:
- Design and develop a significant research project.
- Collect, systematically and comprehensively, data relating to the research topic.
- Undertake independent research with some guidance from a supervisor.
- Present a cogent and convincing argument in relation to an in-depth analysis of the topic.
- Assess various current interpretations of primary data in light of current knowledge.
- Present a major piece of work in an acceptable scholarly form.