School of Arts and Sciences ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Humanities: Archeology

Humanities Archeology

Study language:Georgian  

Amount of allocated credits: 240 ECTS

Awarded qualification/degree: Bachelor’s degree in Archeology

Code in NAEC registry: 0100109

About the program

The undergraduate program in Archeology allows the student to acquire a broad knowledge of the humanities in general and to gain deeper knowledge in the field of archeology.

In addition, the program focuses on the development of transfer skills such as oral and written communication in Georgian and English, quantitative reasoning and critical analysis skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team.

Aim of the program

The aim of the Bachelor of Archeology program is:

  • To teach the student the history and basics of the formation of archeology as a science;
  • To study the archeology of cultures and civilizations spread in different periods across the world and in Georgia(Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical Age, and the Middle Ages);
  • To give the student an extensive knowledge of the general principles of archaeological research (field, office studies, GIS);
  • To teach the student the development perspectives of archeology as a science.

Main areas of study

The undergraduate program in Archeology includes the study areas such as:

  • Fundamentals of Archeology
  • Archeology of Georgia
  • Stone Age Archeology
  • Archeology of the Early Metal Ages
  • Medieval Archeology
  • Classical Archeology
  • Archeology and Geographical Information System

The program allows the student to choose the desired courses from the areas of interest, which include both theoretical and practical work.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completion of the archeology course, the graduate will have extensive knowledge:

  • About archeology and its role in the study of human history and the science system;
  • On the specifics of archeological sources, species and their use in the process of archaeological research;
  • Archaeological cultures of the Caucasus, the Near East, the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Caucasus Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Classical Age, and the Middle Ages;
  • About the world’s leading museums and their archeological museum collections;
  • On the material culture and ethnography of ancient civilizations;
  • The cultural legislation and its management.

 Application of the knowledge in practice

Upon completion of the Archeology, the graduate will be able to:

  • Participate in all stages of research work (field, office study, and laboratory) under the supervision of a supervisor;
  • Explore and excavate  different types of archeological sites (caves, open stands, cemeteries, settlements, etc.);
  • Group and register the extracted archeological material and process the material in a laboratory;
  • Use  interdisciplinary research methods when working on archeological sites;
  • Plan and conduct small-scale research in compliance with safety regulations;
  • Introduce and publish the obtained material to the general public.

 Deduction skill

  • The graduate will have the ability to critically analyze, synthesize and summarize information;
  • The student will have developed quantitative reasoning skills, will be able to process, analyze and discuss quantitative information.
  • The student will be able to understand linguistic and literary events and systems in an intercultural context;
  • Ability to comment and annotate texts and documents following the critical laws of the field;
  • Ability to identify, present and solve a problem;
  • Ability to make sound decisions;
  • Ability to read and analyze sector-related texts in their native and foreign languages.

 Communication skill

  • The graduate will be able to communicate with field experts and non-experts in foreign and Georgian languages, both orally and in writing;
  • Be able to prepare a written report;
  • Know the effective use of modern information and communication technologies;
  • Be able to read sector-related texts and sources in their native and foreign languages.

 Learning skill

  • The graduate will be able to evaluate their learning process and correctly identify further learning needs;
  • Can expand knowledge;
  • Ability to plan and manage time;
  • Ability to generate new ideas (creativity);
  • Ability to work in a team.

Teaching methods

The study program uses the following teaching methods:

  • Verbal method
  • Practical method
  • Elements of e-learning
  • Demonstration method
  • Discussion / Debate
  • Case study
  • Brainstorming
  • Teamwork
  • Field trips

Employment opportunities

  • Public Sector: Ministry of Culture
  • Private sector
  • Non-governmental sector
  • Galleries, museums, archives, art auctions
  • Areas of protection of cultural heritage

Structure of the study program

An archeology undergraduate student must accumulate 240 credits to receive a bachelor's degree

Title of the Module                                                               ECTS 
 General University Module  60
 Major Program  120
 Minor program or free component (elective courses)     60


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