An Introduction to Archaeology (CL Pilot)

Ref: C3741743

A "taster" of what Archaeology is, what Archaeologists do and how they do it. An opportunity to handle artefacts and learn the basics of British Prehistory.

Course aim

To excite interest in pursuing a WEA Introduction to Archaeology course.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who is interested in knowing more about Archaeology.

What topics will this course cover

A whistle stop tour of Archaeology, what Archaeologists do and how they do it. Learn how to recognise "worked" flint and understand the basics of British Prehistory. Understand the potential for further learning.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Understand what Archaeology is, what Archaeologists do and how they do it. Learn how to identify prehistoric flint tools. Have a basic understanding of British Prehistory. Know the opportunities of pursuing further study.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback given during the course.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Nothing

Reading and information sources

None, only an interest in knowing more.

What could the course lead to?

Students may wish to attend an Introduction to Archaeology course run by the WEA.

Download full course outline

An Introduction to Archaeology (CL Pilot) Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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