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Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies

Degree

Combined bachelor, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - course without teacher training - please see the ‘Bachelor’s and master’s courses at HU’ FAQ.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study and Entry Restriction

Cf. course catalogue

Course structure and combinations

Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies is offered as:

* One credit point (CP) is calculated to equal a workload of 25 to max. 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at teaching sessions.

Course content and objectives

The Bachelor degree course in Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies is dedicated to the study of the cultural expressions of Northeast African societies from the Neolithic to the Pre-islamic period. Students are provided with an overview of the archaeology, cultural history and languages of Ancient Northeast Africa. They become acquainted with the methods, techniques and forms of presentation used in archaeology, cultural studies and linguistics to acquire knowledge about essential aspects of culture in pre-Islamic Egypt and Nubia. These include art and writing, religion and architecture, social structures and sepulchral culture, ceramic inventories and rulership, as well as the languages of pre-Islamic Egypt and Northern Sudan, especially Middle Egyptian. The course of studies equips students with skills  for the collection, analysis, critical evaluation and interpretation of ancient sources as well as secondary literature.

Internships provide experiences applicable to a broad spectrum of professional contexts, such as contract archaeology, museums and the boader heritage sector, media and publishing, education and cultural management, to name but a few. The degree qualifies for admission to a Master's degree in the same field, in neighbouring archaeological or philological fields such as Egyptology or African Archaeology, heritage and cultural studies as well as other humanities.

The best way to find information about the exact course content is using the annotated university calendar. Module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details are available in the Course and examination regulations, online at www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 110/2014.

Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies core subject (120 CP)

Mandatory modules (80 CP):

AKNOA BA01: Basic Module, 10 CP
AKNOA BA02: Language Training I, 10 CP
AKNOA BA03: Language Training II, 10 CP
AKNOA BA04: Archeology, 10 CP
AKNOA BA05: Text, Image, Medium, 10 CP
AKNOA BA06: Original Literature, 10 CP
AKNOA BA11: Practical Knowledge, 10 CP
AKNOA BA12: Bachelor's Thesis, 10 CP

Mandatory elective modules (20 CP)
Two of the following four modules must be completed

AKNOA BA07: In-depth Module Culture, 10 CP
AKNOA BA08: In-depth Module Archeology, 10 CP
AKNOA BA09: In-depth Module Language, 10 CP
AKNOA BA10: Free choice (subject related), 10 CP

General elective modules (20 CP)

In addition to specialised study, Students acquire subject-specific, non-specialist and interdisciplinary key qualifications of 20 CP. The general elective modules can be chosen from the module catalogues of other subjects or central institutions (see: hu.berlin/agnes).

Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies as secondary subject (60 CP)

Mandatory modules (50 CP):
AKNOA BA01: Basic Module, 10 CP
AKNOA BA02: Language Training I, 10 CP
AKNOA BA03: Language Training II, 10 CP
AKNOA BA04: Archeology, 10 CP
AKNOA BA05: Text, Image, Medium, 10 CP

Mandatory elective modules (10 CP):
One of the following five modules must be completed

AKNOA BA06: Original Literature, 10 CP
AKNOA BA07: In-depth Module Culture, 10 CP
AKNOA BA08: In-depth Module Archeology, 10 CP
AKNOA BA09: In-depth Module Language, 10 CP
AKNOA BA10: Free choice (subject related), 10 CP

General course offerings for students coming from other courses of studies

AKNOA BA01: Basic Module, 10 CP
AKNOA BA02: Language Training I, 10 CP
AKNOA BA03: Language Training II, 10 CP
AKNOA BA04: Archeology, 10 CP
AKNOA BA05: Text, Image, Medium, 10 CP
AKNOA BA10: Free choice (subject related), 10 CP

Master

You can then apply for the Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies master’s course at HU (www.amb.hu-berlin.de, no. 113/2014, 1st revision no. 66/2016). You’ll find information on these and other master’s courses in the ‘Course catalogue’.

Addresses

Department of Archaeology, Section Egyptology and Northeast African Archaeology: Unter den Linden 6, room 3083, www.archaeologie.hu-berlin.de/de/aknoa, phone: +49 30 2093-98100
Course Advisory Service and Classification and recognition of studies and qualifications: Ms. Lincke, M.A., phone: +49 30 2093-98107, eslincke[at]staff.hu-berlin.de
Applications: www.hu-berlin.de/de/interessierte
Links to job market: careers information centre, employment market reports, Hochschulteam calendar of events

Version: March 2018

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