department of archaeology

Department of Archaeology at Celal Bayar University has been founded in 2009 under the Faculty of Science and Letters. By 2012 the first academic staff has been assigned to the department and the academic activities have started.

The goals of our department are to teach the basic concepts and methodology of archaeology, to train students as scientists who are aware of their cultural heritage and realize that the same heritage is the main subject of archaeology, and who follow scientific methods and ethical rules in their studies. During their undergraduate education which consists of a wide range of courses, our students acquire the basic knowledge regarding the cultures of the Mediterranean and the surrounding regions, especially Anatolia, from the prehistoric times to the end of the Roman period. By elective courses they can specialize on a particular period or subject. By means of an education which includes not only basic theoretical knowledge but also practical applications and complementary concepts, the students also understand that obtaining the information and interpreting it in a correct and objective way are not less important than gathering the artifacts.

The period of study for the archaeology undergraduate program is four years and the language of education is Turkish. Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS). Further information about the student evaluation system can be reached on University’s legislation for education.

Graduates can work as academic staff in Universities, as archaeologist in different institutions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as well as in the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning or in the Ministry of Development, in different public institutions like The General Directorate for Foundations, in private museums, in national or international research projects, in different units of municipalities and in architectural and construction companies working on the restoration of cultural heritage.

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