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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Bachelor of Archaeology (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies
Atlantic International University

 
The Bachelor of Archaeology (BA) program objective is to help students achieve a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects and methodological process of Archaeology. It also looks at general and specific issues of cultural heritage management. The Bachelor of Archaeology (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Archaeology (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Archaeology:

    World Archaeology
    Field Archaeology
    Professional English
    Ancient Greek
    Introduction to Latin and Ancient Greek
    Social Anthropology
    Earth and Environment
    Marine Sciences
    Environmental Studies
    Environment, Economy and Culture
    Water Resources and Society
    Cities as Human Environments
    Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
    Aboriginal Studies
    Evolution of Biological Diversity
    Molecular Basis of Life
    Biological Anthropology
    Food, Frontiers and International Relations
    Law and Urban Change: The Impact of Built Heritage
    Cultural Heritage and the Law

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)  

Research Project in Archaeology:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Archaeology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

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