ARK-2100 Archaeology for Exchange Students - 30 stp
This course is intended for exchange students in Archaeology, and is open for those at an advanced stage of their BA study in archaeology.
Students should be participants in formal exchange programs between the Institute for Archaeology, History and Religion Studies and departments at other universities. Independent students also may apply. If you are interested, please write us a letter outlining your background in earlier archaeological studies, and proposing one or more potential topics of study.
Students are required to make an agreement with a staff member regarding supervision and a study topic well prior to arrival.
Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse
International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.
A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no
Recommended prerequisites or equivalents Prospective students should have completed at least 30 ECTS credits in archaeology, which should include basic knowledge of theory, method and culture-history.
Students who successfully complete this course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- Have solid theoretical, methodological or culture-historical knowledge appropriate to the topic chosen for study
- Be able to develop an archaeological problem, apply relevant theoretical or methodological resources, and select data suitable to address the problem
- Be able to reflect on, and justify, one's own scholarly choices and adjust them through supervision
- Have developed the ability to plan and implement a larger writing project that requires substantial research and organizational skills
- Have developed the ability to discuss and reflect critically upon scholarly topics
The course requirements consist of an essay of 20-30 pages (7000 -10 500 words) and an oral exam. The essay will be given a preliminary evaluation, which will be adjusted up or down into a final grade after the oral exam. The final grade is given on a scale of A-E for pass, F for fail.
The course is open for re-sit examination early in the following semester.