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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module ARCH52515: Fieldwalking

Department: Archaeology

ARCH52515: Fieldwalking

Type Open Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2007/08
Tied to


  • None


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.


  • To equip students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical experience to undertake arable fieldwalking and methods for designing surveys (sampling etc).


Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
    Subject-specific Skills:
    • Students will have : a critical appreciation of the importance of arable fieldwalking for archaeological survey
    • A detailed understanding of the methods and theory of arable fieldwalking
    • Developed the ability to design, carry out and report on a fieldwalking project
    • Developed the knowledge and ability to critically appraise fieldwalking data and reports
    Key Skills:

      Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

      • Through a combination of lectures, seminars and a fieldtrip

      Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

      Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
      Lectures 4 every 2 weeks 2:00 8
      Seminars 2 every 4 weeks 1:00 2
      Fieldwork 1 once 4
      Preparation & Reading
      Other: 134
      Total 150

      Summative Assessment

      Component: Portfolio Component Weighting: 100%
      Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
      Discussion paper 2,000 words 50%
      Report, giving the results of a fieldwalking project 10 pages max 50%

      Formative Assessment:

      Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University