Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2103001152013INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY-ICompulsory115
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course assures to the students to get information about the science of archaeology, learn the scientific theories and concepts, internalize the archaeological terminology and understand the historical evolution of science.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. İsmail Gezgin
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to understand the term of time and create a historical consciousness.
2To able to interpret and understand the archaeological material in accordance with the present.
3To be able to inference some issues that come from past to the present
4To be able to learn the history and the development of human
5To be able to comprehend the occurence of cultural and social dynamics.
6To be able to get the existential meanings
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
To be able to understand the archaeological period that begin with the production of the first tool by human, time and chronological terms, the emergence of the science of archaeology, archaeological materials and their assesments, ancient cities and ancient times will be examined.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The introduction of the course and the explanation of its methodTanışma ve ders içeriğinin incelenmesi
2The definition of archaeology, its relation with other sciences and its methods.Öğretim üyesinin sunumu
3The scientific journey of archaeology all around the worldÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
4The scientific journey of archaeology in TurkeyÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
5The archaeology of AnatoliaÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
6The boundaries of archaeology in terms of time and place.Öğretim üyesinin sunumu
7The methods of chronology and datingÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
8The sources of archaeology, ancient writers and their worksÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
9The sources of archaeology, ancient writers and their worksÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
10The historical geography of Turkey, ancient sites and citiesÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
11Archaeological monuments and numismaticÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
12Small findings and plastic worksÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
13Architectural monuments and written sourcesÖğretim üyesinin sunumu
14The archaeological consideration of Cesme Peninsula and Archaeological tour Öğretim üyesinin sunumu
15Midterms
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ian Hodder, Reading the Past. Cambridge Un. Press. 1996 C. Renfrew, Archaeology, Theories, Methods and Practice. Thames and Hudson. 1996 M. Shanks, Classical Archaeology of Greece. Routledge. 1996 R. E. Wycherley, Antik Çağda kentler Nasıl Kuruldu?. Arkeoloji ve Sanat, 1999.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures12112
Discussion6318
Question-Answer616
Observation8216
Field Trip188
Brain Storming12112
Self Study12224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination2510
Individual Study for Final Examination2510
Reading6530
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1 2 5          
LO2 544          
LO3 5 5          
LO4 5 3          
LO5 3 5          
LO6   4          
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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