ARCHAEOLOGY

Thomas Zimmermann, Ph.D., Acting Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses
Teaching and research activities of the department concentrate on the archaeology, history and art of Anatolia, the Mediterranean, and the ancient Near East. Students will have opportunities to take part in excavations and surveys conducted by department members at the multi-period sites of Hacimusalar-Elmali (Antalya) and Kinet Hoyuk-Dortyol (Hatay).

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The aim of the undergraduate program in the Department of Archaeology is to provide a thorough and comprehensive understanding of archaeology, ancient history and art. The curriculum includes practical as well as academic work. There will be field trips to museums and sites in Turkey, and students will have the opportunity to participate in departmental survey/excavation projects; arrangements might also be made for students to take part in excavations and expeditions sponsored by other institutions.

The first two years of the program embrace a wide range of essential introductory subjects designed to familiarize the student with the background material required for the more specialized subjects offered over the following two years. In the third and fourth years, besides the compulsory courses, the student has the opportunity to choose elective topics in his or her field of particular interest. One of the options in the fourth year is supervised study on a topic of the student's own choice, at the end of which the student will produce a short dissertation. This particular elective will be offered to students who would like to continue with graduate studies in the field of archaeology or related subjects. Every student is required to take at least one ancient language (Greek and Latin are offered). A basic knowledge of ancient Greek or Latin is invaluable for those students who decide to specialize in Greek or Roman art and archaeology, or ancient history.

At the end of the program the student will emerge with a good knowledge and comprehension of most aspects of Near Eastern, Mediterranean, and European art and archaeology from the Prehistoric period onwards. Emphasis will of course be placed on Anatolian civilizations since the environment at Bilkent provides an ideal opportunity for first-hand familiarity with the ancient sites and monuments of this country.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 121  Introduction to Computer Tools  3  2  3  6
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  6
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  1
HART 111  Introduction to Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 117  Ways of Seeing: Approaches to Art and Architectural History  3    3  6
MATH 103  Introductory Mathematics  3    3  6
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 123  Introduction to Computing and Programming  3  2  3  6
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
HART 102  Introduction to Research Skills  3    3  6
HART 120  Human Evolution and World Prehistory  3    3  6
PHYS 200  Physics for Poets  3    3  5
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
HART 202  Introduction to Mesopotamian and Egyptian Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 219  Anatolian Archaeology, Neolithic to the Iron Age  3    3  6
HCIV 101  History of Civilization I  3    3  6
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  8
PSYC 102  Introduction to Social Psychology  3    3  6
  Ancient Language requirement I      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ECON 103  Principles of Economics  4    3  6
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
HART 212  Introduction to Classical Archaeology  3    3  6
HCIV 102  History of Civilization II  3    3  6
PHIL 102  Ancient Philosophy  3    3  6
  Ancient Language requirement II      3  6

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 305  Byzantine and Islamic Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 311  Archaeological Drawing and Planning in the Field  3    3  6
  Ancient Language requirement III      3  6
  Department Electives (2)      6  12

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 310  Archaeological Surveying and Planning  3    3  6
  Ancient Language requirement IV      3  6
  Department Electives (3)      9  18

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 401  Summer Practice      -  6
HART 409  Museum Practices and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage  3    3  6
HART 423  Cities, Monuments and Landscapes of Classical Anatolia  3    3  6
  Department Electives (2)      6  12
  Free Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 400  Senior Project      3  6
HART 426  Ancient Technologies and Materials  3    3  6
HART 436  Archaeological Method and Theory  3    3  6
  Department Elective      3  6
  Department Elective      3  6
  Free Elective      3  6

DEPARTMENT ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 206  Mythologies of the Ancient Mediterranean World  3    3  6
HART 225  Cultural Anthropology  3    3  6
HART 231  Ancient Greek I  3    3  6
HART 232  Ancient Greek II  3    3  6
HART 239  Latin I  3    3  6
HART 240  Latin II  3    3  6
HART 303  Greek Sculpture  3    3  6
HART 306  Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture  3    3  6
HART 307  Monumental Painting  3    3  6
HART 308  Greek Vase Painting  3    3  6
HART 313  European Prehistory  3    3  6
HART 315  Greek Architecture  3    3  6
HART 316  Roman Architecture  3    3  6
HART 317  Archaeology of Troy  3    3  6
HART 318  Archaeology of Syria and Palestine  3    3  6
HART 325  Hittite Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 328  The Aegean Bronze Age  3    3  6
HART 330  Egyptian Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 333  Ancient Greek III  3    3  6
HART 334  Ancient Greek IV  3    3  6
HART 335  Monuments of Babylon  3    3  6
HART 343  Latin III  3    3  6
HART 344  Latin IV  3    3  6
HART 351  Monuments of Athens  3    3  6
HART 352  Monuments of Rome  3    3  6
HART 353  Introduction to Akkadian  3    3  6
HART 360  Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations  3    3  6
HART 365  Ancient Cities  3    3  6
HART 370  Iron Age Sculpture of the Near East  3    3  6
HART 372  Hittite I  3    3  6
HART 373  Hittite II  3    3  6
HART 380  Archaeology of Phoenicia  3    3  6
HART 403  Greek Sanctuaries  3    3  6
HART 420  Readings in Prehistory  3    3  6
HART 424  Religion and Society in the Ancient Near East  3    3  6
HART 430  Readings in Near Eastern Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 431  The Archaeology of Cyprus in the Bronze Age  3    3  6
HART 433  The Eastern Roman Provinces  3    3  6
HART 434  Landscape Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 435  Selected Topics in Anatolian Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 439  Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods in Anatolia  3    3  6
HART 440  Readings in Anatolian Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 450  Readings in Greek Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 454  Introduction to Sumerology  3    3  6
HART 460  Readings in Roman Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 474  Neo-Assyrian Art and Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 490  Supervised Study      3  6
HART 491  Readings from Near Eastern Texts  3    3  6
HART 492  Readings From Greek/Latin Texts  3    3  6

MINOR PROGRAM

The Minor Track in Archaeology aims to provide students with a useful and appreciated background for many careers different from "hardcore archaeology", such as publishing, tourism, communications, law, management and finance, international relations, and government service. The Minor track is designed to equip candidates with both broad and in-depth knowledge in Pre-Classical and Classical archaeology, its current research objectives, methodologies and applications, to supplement their Major studies in a firm and enduring way.

Prerequisite Courses: None

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 111  Introduction to Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 120  Human Evolution and World Prehistory  3    3  6
HART 202  Introduction to Mesopotamian and Egyptian Archaeology  3    3  6
HART 212  Introduction to Classical Archaeology  3    3  6
  HART electives (2)      6  12

HART electives: HART courses excluding ancient languages and certain technical courses like Archaeological Drafting and Illustration.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Master of Arts in Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology offers a graduate program leading to the M.A. degree. The program focuses on the archaeology and art of Anatolia from the Prehistoric to the Medieval period, within its Mediterranean and Near Eastern context. Instruction is primarily through courses that encourage independent research, and emphasis is placed on individuality of thought as well as a thorough knowledge of the field and the application of critical methods to archaeological problems.

Admission: Applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate major in archaeology, history of art, anthropology, or a related subject, and must demonstrate a proficiency in English. Students from other disciplines are also eligible for the program, providing they remedy deficiencies in their academic background by completing a year of preparatory courses prior to beginning the Master's program. (Also refer to the ``Graduate Admissions'' section in the introduction of this catalog for the general graduate admission requirements.)

Degree Requirements: The M.A. offered by the department focuses on the archaeology and art of Anatolia. The program requires students to complete (generally over three semesters) a minimum of 27 units of course work (a total of at least 9 courses), comprising core courses in Archaeological Method and Theory, The Interpretation of Art Historical Materials, Research Directives in Anatolian Art and Archaeology and/or Ethnoarchaeology, and a minimum of three seminars in at least two of the following subjects: Pre-Classical, Classical and Medieval Art and Archaeology. A range of seminar topics is offered within each specified period, and these are varied each semester according to the needs of the students and the specialties of the instructors. Students who wish to concentrate on Classical Archaeology are required to take Ancient Greek or Latin, or both. Medieval specialists have the opportunity to study Ottoman Turkish and Paleography (offered through the History Department). Students who wish to supplement their academic background are permitted to attend undergraduate lecture courses and seminars either as auditors or for extra credit.

By the end of the second year the student will complete a Master's thesis in a specialized field of study. Participation in an approved field project is also an integral part of the program, and by the second year at the latest a reading knowledge of French or German must be demonstrated through examination.

GRADUATE CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  12
HART 501  Issues in Archaeological Theory  3    3  7
HART 519  Research Directions for Anatolian Archaeology and Art  3    3  7
HART 590  Seminar      -  1
HART 599  Master's Thesis      -  56
  Classical Archaeology Restricted Elective      3  6
  Group I Restricted Electives (3)      9  18
  Group II Restricted Electives (2)      6  12
  Pre-Classical Archaeology Restricted Elective      3  6

CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 509  Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 510  Issues in Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7

PRE-CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 507  Pre-Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 508  Issues in Pre-Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7

GROUP I RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HART 507  Pre-Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 508  Issues in Pre-Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 509  Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 510  Issues in Classical Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 515  Readings in Near Eastern Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 516  Supervised Research in Near Eastern Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 517  Readings in Anatolian Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 518  Supervised Research in Anatolian Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 521  Problems in Medieval Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 523  Medieval Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 524  Issues in Medieval Art and Archaeology  3    3  7
HART 542  Hittite I  3    3  7
HART 543  Hittite II  3    3  7
HART 551  Ancient Greek I  3    3  7
HART 552  Ancient Greek II  3    3  7
HART 553  Ancient Greek III  3    3  7
HART 554  Ancient Greek IV  3    3  7
HART 563  Latin I  3    3  7
HART 564  Latin II  3    3  7
HART 583  Latin III  3    3  7
HART 584  Latin IV  3    3  7
HART 588  Readings From Greek/Latin Texts II  3    3  7


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