Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Archaeology (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARC1005 Human Evolution and Prehistory 6 ECTS (NC)
ARC1007 Essentials in Archaeology 4 ECTS (NC)
ARC1008 Material Culture in Archaeology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARC1010 Integrating Science and Archaeology 6 ECTS (NC)
ARC1012 The Archaeology of Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations 6 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Archaeology
26 ECTS credits in the other main area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for elective study-units to bring their total for this area of study to 26 ECTS credits.

Semester 1

Students are required to choose only ONE of the following compulsory study-units.

Compulsory Units

ARC2015* Monitored Fieldwork (Extended) 8 ECTS
ARC2125* Monitored Fieldwork 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ARC2012 Monographic Course 2 2 ECTS
ARC2016 Principles of Conservation in Archaeology 6 ECTS
ARC2040 Scientific Applications in Archaeology 6 ECTS
ARC3035 The Prehistory of North Africa 4 ECTS
CLA1004 Basic Notions of Greek 1 2 ECTS

* Study-units ARC2015 and ARC2125 are intensive study-units which are normally scheduled for July and prior to the beginning of the second year.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARC3004 Maltese Prehistory 6 ECTS
ARC3014 The Development and Theory of Archaeology 6 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ARC2010 Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Mythology 4 ECTS
ARC3010 Palaeochristian and Byzantine Archaeology 6 ECTS
ART2022 Classical Greek and Roman Architecture 4 ECTS
CLA1005 Basic Notions of Greek 2 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in Archaeology
26 ECTS credits in the other main area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ARC1003 Classical Art and Archaeology 6 ECTS
ARC3001 Port Cities of the Ancient Mediterranean 6 ECTS
ARC3034 The Prehistory of the Western Mediterranean: Sicily and Sardinia 6 ECTS
CLA1001 Basic Notions of Latin 1 2 ECTS
CLA2017 Greek and Roman Civilization 6 ECTS
CLA3108 A Survey of Greek Mythology 3 ECTS
CLA3129 Survey of Classical Epic 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARC3005 Roman Malta 6 ECTS (NC)
ARC3021 Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Archaeology 6 ECTS (NC)
ARC3022 Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Archaeology 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ARC2013 Phoenician and Punic Archaeology 6 ECTS
ARC3008 Ancient Israel 6 ECTS
ARC3015 Syro-Palestinian Archaeology 6 ECTS
ARC3033 Medieval Archaeology 6 ECTS
CLA1002 Basic Notions of Latin 2 2 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Archaeology
28 ECTS credits in the other main area
4 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. in Archaeology and in another main area: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Archaeology
80 ECTS credits in another main area
20 ECTS credits in optional units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 3 March 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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