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Friday, 1 March 2013

University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education: Online Course

Dear Essex Society for Archaeology and History,
I am writing to let you know about one of our upcoming online courses at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.
I hope the information below is of interest, and would be very grateful if you could possibly circulate it to any of your members who might be interested.

This online course will introduce a multidisciplinary approach to archaeological landscapes and different ways sites can be studied using available online resources. You will learn to assess information from different sources, search archaeological databases and create your own maps using Google Earth and other tools.

The course will begin with an introduction to the archaeology of prehistoric and historic landscapes by outlining their development worldwide and summarising different approaches and methods used in their study.

Students will be introduced to the multidisciplinary approach underpinning interpretations and understanding of landscape archaeology. 

Archaeological sites will be used as a case study to present an aspect in the study of landscapes and draw together different online resources. The case studies will be drawn from different parts of the world, and from different periods. Each teaching week will introduce students to, and give them practical experience in, skills in mapping, interpretation and research.

Students will learn step by step how to find reliable information, how to use different online resources and search for archaeological and historical information on the history of man-made landscapes.
Courses are open to anyone with an interest in the topic and you can sign up online.
Each course lasts seven weeks, including an introductory week, five weeks of active participation guided by your tutor Dr Ulla Rajala, and one week of feedback.
Enjoy an engaging, collaborative environment with small class sizes drawn from an international audience, and lively online debates.
Carry on learning after your course has finished. All students have access to an online resource area and subject-specific discussion forums for two academic years after completing their study.
Gain a Certificate of Participation. Students who contribute constructively to weekly discussions and exercises/assignments will receive a Certificate.
To book a place or find out further details about this course, please visit our website or contact Cory Saarinen at
Please don't hesitate to contact me at if you would prefer not to receive course information from us in future.

Best regards,
Mrs Kate Cooper
Marketing Assistant
University of Cambridge
Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall
CB23 8AQ

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