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
  • Volunteer opportunities related to the subject are also highlighted during the course.

Download full course outline

Archaeology Course Outline


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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