Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ARC3022

 
TITLE Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Archaeology

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit is meant to prepare final year students for the synoptic examination at the end of their degree programme. The students will be prepared via a series of seminars held at least twice weekly and organized by all the full-time members in Archaeology of the Department and the visiting lecturers who participated in the 3-year teaching programme. The seminars are intended to identify the links between different subjects and fields in two specific areas: the history and archaeology of the Classical and Late Roman/Medieval worlds; the history and archaeology of the ancient Near East and Egypt.

Study-unit Aims

1. To verify and test the knowledge of the students after three years of full-time study in Archaeology in the Department of Classics and Archaeology;
2. To prepare students to answer questions in a synoptic fashion;
3. To demonstrate the links that exist between the cultural manifestations of the literate civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East in different periods;
4. To prepare students to structure their thoughts clearly and write on elaborate topics in a rigorous fashion under examination conditions.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Structure synoptic essays on related topics in the correct manner;
2. Draw from relevant case-studies to make a case thereby demonstrating a strong critical awareness on a wide range of subject.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. Answer a wide range of questions chosen from two main topics synoptically: the history and archaeology of the Classical and Late Roman/Medieval worlds; the history and archaeology of the ancient Near East and Egypt;
2. Link interrelated topics from a wide temporal and geographical scope;
3. Express eloquently and with critical acumen notions pertaining to the topics studied in the three-year programme.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

All the lecturers will draw on the material and readings covered in the three-year programme of studies.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Seminar

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (3 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Anthony Bonanno
Keith Buhagiar
Anthony J. Frendo
Timothy Gambin
Omar Simon N'Shea
Carmel Serracino
George Francis Vella
Nicholas Vella

 
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