Classical archeology is dedicated to the legacies of Greek and Roman culture from around 1500 BC. BC to 500 AD in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region, and also on artefacts from adjacent settlement areas that were related to these cultures. There are close connections to Classical Philology, from which it grew as an independent subject, and also to Prehistory and Early History, Egyptology, Oriental Archeology and the history of ancient religions.

Basic knowledge of monuments, archaeological finds and findings as well as methods and issues of classical archeology, including style criticism and style analysis and the subsequent questions about the meaning and significance of what is represented (iconography) is imparted. The aim of the study is to reconstruct the evidence of the material culture of antiquity as the result of concrete historical and cultural processes and to understand classical antiquity as a cultural-historical phenomenon also in its transformation into neighboring cultures as well as into post-antiquity and thus as part of modern culture. Research projects at Freie Universität Berlin are in Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Turkey and the Eifel (partly funded by the German Research Foundation).

Program Structure

Classical archeology is combined with a 90-credit core subject as a 60-credit module. Classical archeology is combined as a 30 CP module with a suitable 120 CP core subject or a 90 CP core subject and a further 30 CP module offer.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Classical archeology as a 60 CP module offer

module  Epochs of Classical Antiquity
module  Documentation, communication and visualization of classic archaeological research
Modules (2 of 3)

Systematic Module A - Ancient Architecture and Topography,

Systematic Module B - Ancient Imagery,

Systematic Module C - Spatial Contexts of Ancient Images and Artifacts

Modules (2 of 3) 

Analytical Module A - Ancient Architecture and Topography,

Analytical Module B - Ancient Imagery,

Analytical Module C - Spatial Contexts of Ancient Images and Artifacts

Classical archeology as a 30 CP module offer

module  Epochs of Classical Antiquity
module  Systematic Module A - Ancient Architecture and Topography
module  Systematic Module B - Ancient Imagery

Additional entry requirements

English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. If Classical Archeology is studied as a module as part of a combined bachelor's degree, the chosen core subject shapes the professional qualification.

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