Enrolment for Year 1 BA Archaeology and Ancient History
Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2013
Welcome to the Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion! These notes are intended as a general guide to the enrolment process. You will receive more detailed advice from your tutors when you come to Cardiff, but if you have problems understanding these instructions, please contact the Ancient History Administrator, Mrs Susan Edwards, either by emailing EdwardsSD@cf.ac.uk, by phoning (029) 2087 4821, or by calling into the School Office (room 4.54 in the John Percival Building).
You will be a member of both Archaeology and Ancient History, but for administrative procedures such as enrolment, your 'home' subject is Ancient History.
|before 23 September||• Complete the first stage of online enrolment. See the Guide to Online Enrolment for instructions. Do not select your modules.|
• Look through the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide, and think about what you might like to take as your third subject. See further information below.
• Do some preliminary reading for Ancient History.
• Do some preliminary reading for Archaeology.
|Tuesday 24 September||9.30||Welcome talk in John Percival Building, lecture theatre 4.44.|
|10.00–||See your Personal Tutor to discuss your subject options. You will find your Tutor's name and room number on the list posted on the Year One notice board, which is opposite room 4.09 on the fourth floor of the John Percival Building.|
|Wednesday 25 September||9.00–12.00||Enrol for your third subject (if necessary), and then for your Archaeology modules. Bring some passport photos of yourself, and a printout of the Humanities Year 1 Enrolment Proforma Archaeology enrolment will take place in the Archaeology Lab (room 4.18b); details of which rooms to visit for other subjects will be posted in the lobby of the John Percival Building.|
|1.00–4.00||Enrol for Ancient History modules (John Percival Building, room 3.46).|
|Thursday 26 September||Year 1 Students must attend a mentoring talk on Thursday 26 September at 10.00am in room 0.31 John Percival Building.|
|Friday 27 September||Introductory subject talks. The Ancient History talk is at 11 am in lecture theatre 2.01, and the Archaeology talk is at 2 pm in lecture theatre 2.01. See the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide for the times for other subjects.|
Structure of BA Archaeology and Ancient History Year 1
You must take modules to the value of 120 credits. Each Year 1 subject consists of 40 credits of modules, so you will study three subjects in your first year: Ancient History, Archaeology and one other (e.g. History, English, Philosophy). Your three subjects are made up as follows:
Ancient History: 40 credits, consisting of two modules:
- HS3101: Introduction to Ancient Greek History (20 credits), which explores the main developments in Greek history and civilisation from the eighth to the first century BC.
- HS3012: Introduction to Roman History (20 credits), which provides a grounding in Roman history and society from the rise of the city to the Later Roman Empire.
Archaeology Part IA: 40 credits: a general introduction to the study of Archaeology, from the earliest period of human origins through to the medieval period. Students take four 10-credit modules, three compulsory ones:
- HS2102: Archaeology of the Greek and Roman World (10 credits), which is an introduction to the material culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
- HS2103: British Prehistory (10 credits), which looks at the archaeology of Britain from the time of the first farmers to the Celtic societies that were conquered by the Romans.
- HS2104: Post-Roman and Medieval Britain (10 credits), which considers the impact of Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans on the archaeological record of Britain.
plus one of the following:
- HS2100: Human Origins, Complexity and Civilisation (10 credits), which introduces students to human origins and evolution, the emergence of agriculture and the development of civilisations.
- HS2120: Ancient Egypt (10 credits), which provides an introduction to the landscape and people of ancient Egypt and the significance of temples and tombs in Egyptian society.
Third subject: 40 credits. You can choose from any subject in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, but we recommend that you take Archaeology Part IB, which is a more specialised introduction to archaeological theory, methods and techniques, designed for all students taking degrees involving Archaeology. The modules involve a combination of lectures, laboratory classes and fieldtrips to study monuments and landscapes. No prior scientific knowledge is required.
Archaeology Part IB consists of three modules:
- HS2116: Introduction to Archaeological Skills (20 credits), which is an introduction to practical archaeological methods and techniques, such as excavation, surveying and dating.
- HS2117: Great Discoveries in Archaeology (10 credits), which surveys the development of archaeology from its antiquarian roots in the seventeenth century up to the present.
- HS2106: Environmental and Economic Archaeology (10 credits), which looks at how we can use plant and animal remains and soils and sediments to reconstruct past environments and understand how humans interacted with their environment.
If you do not wish to take Archaeology Part IB, the other subjects available are listed in the Humanities and Social Studies Year 1 Enrolment and Subject Guide. Note that you will have to check for timetable clashes, that some subjects have specific entrance requirements, and that some have restricted numbers of places. Ancient History is in Timetable Group D, and Archaeology Part IA is in Timetable Group F. You will not be able to take any other subject in the same group, as the classes will clash with classes in Archaeology or Ancient History.