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Recognise and discuss the key material markers generally considered to define ancient collapses.
Critically evaluate developments in social organisation that are commonly associated with the collapse of social systems.
Have demonstrable knowledge of the factors defining change in range of specific case-studies and to implement this knowledge to explore recurring patterns in ancient times and in academic discourse.
Identify and write coherently about the impact of social and natural catastrophes on the trajectory of past societies.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Poster design and oral presentation with written report||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: A 2500 word essay reflecting on the concept of collapse in archaeological discourse.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
UCD School of Archaeology use standard feedback sheets for all modules. Your feedback is provided on this form - the form also contains feed forward details - this will help you think about how you could improve your approach in future assignments. This module combines group and individual assessed components and feedback will be integrated into the development of assessments. For the first assignment, you will be organised into groups and will design a poster together and present this to your classmates during a regular lecture session. Following this group presentation, feedback will be provided face to face in class to the group on the poster and the oral presentation of this. An individual assessed component will follow, building on the experience of the first assessment, and feedback for this will be on an individual basis. A second assignment will be a critical essay. Feedback for this will be on an individual basis.
|Caroline Bruyere||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Neil Carlin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Dimitra Michail||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Marina Milic||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Alan Peatfield||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Andrew Woods||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Mon 10:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Wed 10:00 - 10:50|