Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3111: The Deep Past, History and Humanity
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following:
1. Are the historical sciences sciences?
2. To what extent can we gain knowledge of human culture from material remains?
3. What is the nature of events in human history?
4. Can biological and cultural perspectives on human nature be integrated?
5. What is history for?
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||16.5||11 x 1.5 hour lectures. Lectures cover more ground than is possible in tutorials, and are designed to establish a context in which to think about the themes and texts discussed in tutorials.|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||5||5 x 1 Hour Fortnightly tutorials. A specific reading is assigned, and you are provided with a list of questions to be discussed.|
|Guided Independent Study||45||Preparation for lectures and tutorial participation|
|Guided Independent Study||83.5||Preparation for lectures and tutorial participation including reading and planning. Independent research for assignments.|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).