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Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

Archaeology via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Archaeology Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Archaeology Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Archaeology Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Archaeology Online via distance learning

 

Archaeology studies past human societies using their material remains. This program explores the development of archaeology as a scientific discipline. Archaeological methods and theories will be explained using case studies from the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. It includes the latest developments in this field and overviews its theories and practices in the field, the laboratory, and the library.

 

Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Civilization & Culture
Prehistory: Human Ancestors
Prehistory: Migrations & Cultures
Ancient Civilizations
Ancient History
Archaeological Research
Archaeology: Human Origins
Archaeological Analysis: Ceramics
Archaeological Analysis: Faunal Remains
Archaeological Analysis: Soil & Stone
Archaeology
Archaeological Field Research

 

 

Archaeology via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Archaeology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Archaeology via distance learning = 36 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Archaeology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Archaeology via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Archaeology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Archaeology via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Archaeology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Archaeology via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Archaeology Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Archaeology via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Civilization & Culture
This course studies how and why the first civilizations emerged and the preconditions necessary for state development: the domestication of plants/animals, the farming communities, the first cities, the religious ideologies, the evolution of language and its relationship to culture, and the progress of each civilization.
Academic Supervisor : Mari Schuldt

Prehistory: Human Ancestors
This course studies the prehistoric human ancestors, three million years ago in addition to their spread from Africa and Asia into the Americas, their survival during ice ages, and the development of civilizations. It examines archaeological findings from Africa, Middle East, America, Egypt, China, India, and Europe.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Prehistory: Migrations & Cultures
This course explores the beginnings of human culture to the rise of civilizations, the first tools made by humans, the spread of humans out of Africa as well as other migrations, the origins of agriculture, and the rise of state society in different parts of the world.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Ancient Civilizations
This course describes the people, culture, archeological evidences, and influences of ancient civilizations, starting with early humans and moving chronologically through Sumer, Egypt, Nubia, India, China, Israel, Greece, Rome, and others.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Ancient History
Our current lifestyle is highly affected by our past. Knowing our past is the best way to understand ourselves. This course covers a historic period ranging from ancient civilizations to the middle ages.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Archaeological Research
This course deals with the techniques, methods, and goals of archaeological research: Excavation and dating of archaeological materials, problems encountered in explaining archaeological phenomena, analysis of archaeological data by measuring and describing such artifacts as stone tools and ceramics, and the analysis of such environmental data as bones, plant remains, and sediments.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Archaeology: Human Origins
This course explores the early part of the prehistoric archaeological records in Africa and Eurasia, from 2,000,000 years ago until the spread of modern human beings; the development of stone and bone technologies; the ways of making a living; cultural adaptations; and intellectual and social development.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Archaeological Analysis: Ceramics
This course considers ceramic tools as evidence of both technological innovation, continuity, and change of ancient human setting and civilizations and ancient economic systems involving production, consumption, and distribution. It examines a variety of approaches to the study of material culture, especially ceramics.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Archaeological Analysis: Faunal Remains
This course studies the techniques and methods employed in the analysis of faunal remains from a wide range of Pleistocene and Holocene settings, including archaeological sites. It also presents the latest advances in the laboratory methods used to identify faunal remains.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Archaeological Analysis: Soil & Stone
This course focuses on the identification, analysis, and interpretation of sediments and soils associated with archaeological remains: sediment description and chemical analysis, current approaches to lithic analysis, types of information obtainable (technological, functional, social, and ideological), and constraints affecting the formation and analysis of lithic assemblages.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Archaeology
This course explores the conceptual frameworks employed by archaeologists to explain the history of cultures, cultural reconstruction, and prehistory. It focuses on terminology, typologies, and interregional comparisons.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

Archaeological Field Research
This course examines the nature of the archaeological record as well the methods and techniques of field research. It explains area mapping, map interpretation, exploration and excavation, sampling design, remote sensing, photogrammetry, findings, and research presentation and legal issues.
Academic Supervisor : Ana Isabel Navajas Jiménez

 

Admission - Archaeology Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Archaeology Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Archaeology Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AAH - Association of Ancient Historians

AAP - Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses

ABAMO - Associação Brasileira de Arqueologia do Mediterrâneo Oriental

AEA - Association for Environmental Archaeology

AEAA - Asociación Española Amigos de la Arqueología

AEAM - Asociación Española de Arqueología Medieval

AHE - Ancient History Encyclopedia

APA - Associação Profissional de Arqueólogos

APIA - Associação Portuguesa de Investigação Arqueológica

ARA - Association for Roman Archaeology

AWHA - Ancient World History Associations

BAA - British Archaeological Association

BABAO - British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

CA - Classical Association

EAA - European Association of Archaeologists

EAUH - European Association for Urban History

ESAF - Eastern States Archeological Federation

FAME - Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers

FESABID - Federación Española de Asociaciones de Archiveros, Bibliotecarios, Arqueólogos, Museólogos y Documentalistas

IACA - International Association for Classical Archaeology

IAE - International Association of Egyptologists

ICS - Institute of Classical Studies

NAS - Nautical Archaeology Society

SAA - Society for American Archaeology

SAB - Sociedade de Arqueologia Brasileira

SAH - Society of Architectural Historians

SBP - Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia

SCA - Society for Church Archaeology

SFA - Société Française d'Archéologie

SMA - Society for Medieval Archaeology

SMA - Society for Museum Archaeology

SOPHAU - Société des Professeurs d'Histoire Ancienne de l'Université

SPF - Société Préhistorique Française

SPHS - Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

SPMA - Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

WAC - World Archaeology Congress

 

 

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