PAUL: Yes, I spoke to you on the phone.
TUTOR: Yes have a seat, you wanted to talk to me about the archeology course?
PAUL: Yes, I’ve read the handbook, but I’d like to find out a few more details before I decide whether to do it.
TUTOR: Right yes, what would you like to know?
PAUL: Well first of all can I combine the archeology course with one in anthropology?
TUTOR: Yes, you can combine it with any other subject apart from Q21 classical history, that’s simply because there’s some overlap in the lecture times for those two courses we weren’t able to coordinate them.
PAUL: Okay fine and could you tell me about the modules?
TUTOR: Well in the first semester, there are three all of them are Q22 compulsory, we don’t offer optional modules till next year.
TUTOR: The first one focuses on what can be learned from specific artifacts such as pottery and stone tools it’s called Q23 object matters and it’s taught by Dr. Morris.
PAUL: Is that.. how is the module presented, I mean is it lectures?
TUTOR: We refer to the means of presentation as the learning method. and in this case, it’s lectures integrated with practical sessions so it’s a mixture.
PAUL: What about the content? I suppose we’ll be looking at different kinds of archaeological remains and how to date them and so on.
TUTOR: To some extent but the module is basically about processes, first of all recording material then Q24 classification then interpretation of the data that’s how archaeologists draw conclusions about their findings, and finally display. Is that okay?
PAUL: I think so yes thanks. Uh, one other thing how is the module assessed is there an exam?
TUTOR: No, it’s all based on Q25 coursework.
TUTOR: And the second module that’s the one called Q26 towns and cities is taught by our department head Professor Elliott. And as the name suggests the modules about Q27 the origins of built environments and how they developed.
PAUL: That’s mainly factual then I suppose.
TUTOR: It is really and for that reason the assessments by examination, but you may be pleased to know it’s an Q28 oral rather than a written exam and…
PAUL: It sounds a bit scary.
TUTOR: Most of our students find they actually enjoy it so don’t worry too much.
TUTOR: And then the title of the third module is Method and Science, and in that, Dr. Thompson will be introducing you to the standard techniques used in archaeological fieldwork and Analysis, things like Excavating and dating.
PAUL: What about the learning method for this module are there any lectures or is this all laboratory work?
TUTOR: Oh, it’s half lab work and half Q29 seminars there aren’t any lectures. Then right at the end of the module, you’ll take part in a site survey, the date for that is week beginning the 10th of March but I can’t tell you the Q30 location yet that’ll be announced later. But I think you’ll find it very useful.
PAUL: Yes, I know someone who went on that one…