Archaeology

Ref: C2523245

Would you like to find out more about archaeology from around the world? This course will provide an introduction to Archaeology using a range of evidence from across the globe. Through the six weeks we will investigate a variety of themes, discuss some of the terms and processes commonly used, and from our classroom investigate a variety of archaeological sites, some of which may be familiar, some not so well known! The course will run on the following Tuesdays: 12/9, 26/9, 10/10 17/10, 31/10, 14/11

Course aim

To provide an introductory overview to the subject of archaeology, and investigate a variety of archaeological sites from all around the world.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of archaeology, and how it may fit in with other disciplines.
  • Identify at least 2 methods used in archaeology and what situations they may be used in
  • Be able to discuss at least 3 archaeological sites around the globe.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • You may find it useful to bring a pen and paper if you wish note anything down

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Volunteer opportunities related to the subject are also highlighted during the course.

Download full course outline

Archaeology Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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