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Ancient Near Eastern Studies


Material Culture of Western Asia C

Course identification: 04-VA-MKWC
Class hours per week: 2
ECTS points: 5
Duration: 1 semester
Course offering: -
Level: BA


Seminar: Material Culture of Western Asia C

The module introduces to Near Eastern Archaeology with a changing thematic focus. Characteristics of materi al and visual culture, monuments and/or various other research subjects will be examined in case studies. Stu dents will practice archaeological methodology, terminology and presentation of scientific content.

Learning objectives:
The module conveys research-based specialist knowledge and promotes the students' ability to think, judge and express themselves by preparing an oral and written presentation on a given topic. Students are encouraged to critically examine research opinions, synthesize information, and reflect on diverse sources. They acquire the ability to deal with scientific issues independently and thus expand and apply their specialized knowledge.

presentation (approx. 30 minutes) with handout (1 to 2 pages) and research paper (3,000 to 3,500 words excluding bibliography)