AR2L1-Study Abroad

Module Provider: Archaeology
Number of credits: 50 [25 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: AR1TS3 Practising Archaeology: methods and approaches
Non-modular pre-requisites: Students must discuss with Study Abroad Co-ordinator
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Aleks Pluskowski

Email: a.g.pluskowski@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module involves spending a term (three to four months) at a university abroad which has an ERASMUS (or other kind of) exchange agreement with the University of Reading, following modules at the host university in archaeology and/or related subjects. Examination requirements are those of the host university, with the additional requirement of a written assignment assessed by Reading.

Preparatory Reading
Varies according to host University and modules selected.

Aims:
The module aims to give students an introduction to concepts and approaches in a different national tradition of scholarship. This may involve not just archaeology, but also other disciplines of a related nature and/or of relevance to the pursuit of certain topics within archaeology.
This module involves spending a term (three to four months) at a university abroad which has an ERASMUS (or other kind of) exchange agreement with the University of Reading, following modules at the host university in archaeology and/or related subjects. Examination requirements are those of the host university, with the additional requirement ofa written assignment assessed by Reading.

Preparatory Reading
Varies according to host University and modules selected.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, it is expected that the student will be able to:

  • locate and assemble data from a variety of sources in information storage and retrieval systems typical of the host country;

  • extract and collate information from sources in a variety of languages;

  • organise the information to construct an argument in writing to satisfy the requirements of the host institution.

Additional outcomes:
The exchange requires the student to understand, and live in, a different country and adapt to its culture and norms. It also encourages the student to use his or her communication skills and language abilities to settle in the host country, identify study requirements of the host institution, and to develop self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills when coping with the demands of everyday life and university study in a foreign country. The student will also be able to identify and critically assess the key differences between archaeological perspectives in Britain and those of the host country.

Outline content:
The module is based on Erasmus/Socrates exchange programmes with universities in other foreign countries. It consists of the following elements:
(1) Credits from host university course (1) 15 credits (7.5 ECTS)
(2) Credits from host university course (2) 15 credits (7.5 ECTS)
(3) Credits from host university course (3) 15 credits (7.5 ECTS)
(4) Written assignment for Reading 5 credits ( 2.5 ECTS)

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
(1) - (3) as per requirements of the host institution; (4) is a written assignment following Reading requirements and marking criteria.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 500
       
Total hours by term 500.00
       
Total hours for module 500.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
As per requirements and regulations of the host institution, with the exception of (4) which is assessed by coursework submitted by e-mail to the Department of Archaeology. Marks achieved at the host institution are converted into Reading equivalents and count towards the Reading degree course.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of 40% overall (Reading equivalent)

    Reassessment arrangements:
    As per requirements of the host institution, with the exception of (4) for which coursework has to be resubmitted in August/September.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books:
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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