Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2014: Regions and Empires in Islamic Archaeology

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Discussions in lecture and seminarsDuring scheduled hours1-5, 7Oral, in class feedback
Optional submission of essay plans400 words1-5, 7Oral, in office hours

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
80020

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Written assignment (essay)402,000 words1-5, 7Mark and written comments; oral feedback on request
Written assignment (essay)402,000 words1-5, 7Mark and written comments; oral feedback on request
Individual presentation with slides and handouts (recorded)2010 Minutes (1,000 words)1-7Mark, oral and written comments
0
0
0

Re-assessment

Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Written assignment2,000-word written assignment1-5, 7August/September re-assessment period
Written assignment2,000-word written assignment1-5, 7August/September re-assessment period
Individual written presentation with slides and handouts1,000-word written presentation to accompany, with copies of slides and handouts1-7August/September re-assessment period