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BA (Hons) Archaeology and History

University of Southampton
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Course UCAS code: VV41
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Archaeology brings together diverse approaches to answer questions such as what our ancestors ate, what they wore, who they traded with, and the environments they lived in, while history at Southampton challenges you to interpret the history of past societies critically and imaginatively. You will study past societies through their archaeological remains and through textual sources. Modules, such as one on the medieval period, may be studied from both perspectives, or you can select modules from entirely different periods, such as the prehistoric era from Archaeology and the second world war from History.
Compulsory modules: The Development of Archaeological and Anthropological Thought; Archaeological Methods for Fieldwork and Analysis; World Histories;  Professional and Academic Practice; Contemporary Issues and Debates in Archaeology; Dissertation. Typical optional modules: Human Origins; Ancient and Medieval Worlds; Debates and Issues in Archaeological Science; Wonderful Things; World History in 40 Objects; Emergence of Civilisation: domesticating ourselves and others; Landscapes and Seascapes of Britain's past; Introduction to Ethnography: Food and Culture; A Tudor Revolution in Government?; Who is Anne Frank?; Masada: History & Myth; The Battle of Agincourt; God's Own Land: Exploring Pakistan's Origins and History; Cities of the Dead: Death, Mourning and Remembrance in Victorian Britain; German Jews in Great Britain; Papal power in medieval Europe: crusades, heresy and clashes with kings; Histories of Empire; The End of the World: Apocalyptic Visions of History; Siena to Southampton: Medieval Towns and Cities; From Shah to Ayatollah: The Establishment of the Clerical Power in Iran; Joan of Arc: History behind the Myth; Castles: Military technology and social change from the middle ages to the modern; Twentieth-Century China; The power of Rome: Europe's first Empire; Introduction to Later European Prehistory; Maritime Archaeology; Bones, Bodies and Burials: Osteology and Comparative Anatomy; The Life and Afterlife of the Vikings; Human Dispersal and Evolution; Critical Chronologies: Issues and Debates in archaeological dating; Experimental Archaeology: the social prehistory of technology; American Foreign Relations from the Birth of the Republic to the Present Day; Power, Patronage and Politics in Early Modern England, 1509-1649; Stalin & Stalinism; Cleopatra's Egypt; The Space Age; Building London 1666-2012; Evolution of Counterterrorism; Imperialism and Nationalism in British India; Nelson Mandela: A South African life; Rebels with a Cause: The Historical Origins of Christianity; Britain's Global Empire; Napoleon and his legend; Ancient Greeks at War
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15 January

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The University of Southampton is a fantastic university which undertakes world-class research and amazing teaching. I have experienced first-hand the enthusiasm and passion of my lecturers and seminar tutors. The campus is particularly brilliant due to the large number of facilities based directly on campus such as the GP, Costa, Banking etc. In addition, the campus is incredibly green and is filled with nature and animals. The pastoral care is also very good and so it is easy to feel welcome at this institution.

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