Modiwl HTA-3103:
Early Medieval Ireland

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Prof Nancy Edwards

Amcanion cyffredinol

The archaeology of early medieval Ireland c400-1169 is particularly rich and diverse. This course aims to make students familiar with a range of archaeological evidence, both structural and artefactual, relevant to early medieval Ireland and to provide them with an understanding of its significance with particular reference to changes in society and economy and an awraeness of different interpretations of the evidence.

Cynnwys cwrs

This course will discuss the major types of archaeological evidence for early medieval Ireland c. AD 400-1150. It will consider the major types of settlement- ringfort, crannog, unencllosed settlement, ecclestiastical sites, Viking towns- their origins, chronology, layout and functions using specific examples. It will then review the different types of evidence for the farming economy and consider their significance; the evidence of artefact production; trade and exchange and the development of the ealy medieval Irish economy from a society primarily concerned with patronage, gift giving, reciprocity and luxury trade to a limited urban economy using coin and silver.

Meini Prawf

trothwy

Demonstrate an appropriate range or depth of knowledge of at least parts of the relevant field, and will make at least partly-successful attempts to frame an argument which engages with historical controversies.

da

Will show a solid level of achievement in all the criteria in the paragraph above.

ardderchog

Will show this solid achievement across the criteria combined with particularly impressive depths of knowledge and/or subtlety of analysis.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Present clear archaeological arguments in the form of assessed essays, and back these with appropriate evidence.

  2. A critical understanding of the major developments and changes in archaeological evidence for the period and the significance of these in relation to the society and economy of the period.

  3. Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the main types of archaeological evidence for settlement and economy in early medieval Ireland.

  4. Analyse relevant archaeological excavation reports closely in order to understand their significance, their limitations and to set them in context with reference to other relevant work in the same field.

  5. Present relevant archaeological evidence clearly in the form of a seminar paper with appropriate visual images to aid explanation. Be able to answer questions on the sbject set and make contributions to seminar discussions more generally

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
TRAETHAWD Essay 50
ASTUDIAETH ACHOS Archaeological site or artefact study 30
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL oral paper with powerpoint + seminar discussion 20

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Seminar

Student presentations and discussion

10
Lecture

Lectures provide module framework

18
Private study 172

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • problem solving to develop solutions to understand the past
  • understanding the complexity of change over time; in specific contexts and chronologies
  • being sensitive to the differences, or the "otherness" of the past, and the difficulty to using it as a guide to present or future action
  • being sensitive to the role of perceptions of the past in contemporary cultures
  • producing logical and structured arguments supported by relevant evidence
  • planning, designing, executing and documenting a programme of research, working independently
  • marshalling and critically appraising other people's arguments, including listening and questioning
  • presenting effective oral presentations for different kinds of audiences, including academic and/or audiences with little knowledge of history
  • preparing effective written communications for different readerships
  • making effective and appropriate forms of visual presentation
  • making effective and appropriate use of relevant information technology
  • making critical and effective use of information retrieval skills using paper-based and electronic resources
  • critical evaluation of one's own and others' opinions

Adnoddau

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If there is an additional fieldtrip this has resource implications

Rhestr ddarllen

see handbook

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