The curriculum of the undergraduate program in the Department of Archaeology from Bilkent University includes practical as well as academic work, for example field trips to museums and participation in surveys, excavations, research or activities of the department or sponsored by other institutions; they may choose to do an internship in museums in Turkey and abroad. Department students can also enroll in Erasmus exchange programs in various European countries.
The first two years of the program embrace a wide range of essential introductory subjects designed to familiarize the student with the background material required for the more specialized subjects offered over the following two years. In the third and fourth years, besides the compulsory courses, the student has the opportunity to choose elective topics in his or her field of particular interest.
In the fourth year, the students do a supervised Senior Project on a topic of their own choice and present it in the department as a poster or in any suitable form. Every student is required to take at least one ancient language (Greek, Latin, Hittite and Akkadian may be offered): a basic knowledge of these is invaluable for those students who decide to specialize in archaeology, or ancient history.
At the end of the program the student will emerge with a good knowledge and comprehension of most aspects of Near Eastern, Mediterranean, and European art and archaeology from the Prehistoric period onwards. Emphasis will of course be placed on Anatolian civilizations since the environment at Bilkent provides an ideal opportunity for first-hand familiarity with the ancient sites and monuments of this country.
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