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Archeology ( M.S. )

1. Training/Research Orientation

  • Periodical Archeology
  • Specialized Archeology
  • Cultural Heritage Studies and Museology

2. Program Duration and Credit

Three years generally, the maximum school years are not longer than 5 years (including the extension time). Excellent graduates, if they can finish their course studies and complete their thesis, can apply for thesis defense and graduation ahead of schedule.
30 credits of courses in total, at least 19 credits of academic courses.

3. Core Courses and Introduction

Archeological Theories and Methods
Through the studies of different kinds of theories, principles, and methods of Chinese and Western archeology, combining with concrete examples, and the discussion of cutting-edge issues of archeological theories and methods, this course is designed to train the graduates in scientific thinking, research innovation, and the ability to solve practical problems.
The main contents include:

  • teachers focus on the representative archeological theories and methods, introduce and analyze the latest research developments and cutting-edge issues in the area of archeological theories;
  • students report their research on application of relevant archeological theories and methods upon concrete examples and difficulties and problems, with the help of teachers to analyze and explore the methods and clues for solving problems;
  • reading report exchanging and discussion on classic materials relevant to archeological theories and methods.

Archeological Studies
Through the focus studies of important archeological findings and research outcomes of the recent a hundred years in the field Chinese archeology on pre-historical periods and various historical periods from Xia, Shang, Zhou, Spring and Autumn,Warring States, Qin, Han to Song, Yuan and Ming, combining relevant examples, and the discussion of detailed archeological problems from different periods, the course aims at training graduates scientific thinking, research innovation, and the ability to solve practical problems.
The main contents include:

  • teachers focus on the representative and latest archeological findings, research achievements and cutting-edge issues in the field of Chinese archeology;
  • students choose a detailed topic based upon their own interests and research orientation, report their preliminary research outcomes on relevant archeological topics and difficulties and problems, with the help of teachers to analyze and explore the methods and clues for solving problems;
  • visit and investigate typical museums and excavation sites, exchange investigation reports and discuss questions and problems found in the visits and investigations.

Museological Studies
Through the focus studies of important museological theories and methods, combining relevant examples, and the discussion of the present development and management problems of different types of museums, the purpose of the course is to train graduates scientific thinking, research innovation, and the ability to solve practical problems.
The main contents include:

  • teachers focus on the latest a and cutting-edge issues of the theories and practices in Western and Chinese museology;
  • students choose a detailed topic based upon their own interests and conditions, report their preliminary research outcomes on relevant museological topics and difficulties and problems, with the help of teachers to analyze and explore the methods and clues for solving problems;
  • investigate and explore typical museums, exchange investigation reports and discuss questions and problems found in the visits and investigations upon the areas of displays and exhibitions, customer services, management and research on collection, structure and organization, and etc.

Pre-Historical Archeology
Through the focus studies of present theories of pre-historical archeology and important Chinese archeological discovers and research achievements of Neolithic Age, combining relevant examples, and the discussion of the detailed topics of Chinese pre-historical archeology, the course aims at training graduates in scientific thinking, research innovation, and the ability to solve practical problems.
The main contents include:

  • teachers focus on the latest theoretical achievements, important findings, and general problems in the field of pre-historical archeology;
  • students choose a detailed topic based upon their own interests, conditions, and research orientations, report their preliminary research outcomes on relevant pre-historical archeology topics and difficulties and problems, with the help of teachers to analyze and explore the methods and clues for solving problems;
  • visit and investigate pre-historical archeology sites and typical museums, exchange investigation reports and discuss relevant questions and problems found in the visits and investigations.

Selected Reading of Classics
Through the focused studies of research methods for classic documents, combining concrete examples, the course helps students master the quick search routes of ancient documents and the research methods of analyzing the documents, train graduates scientific thinking, research innovation, and the ability to solve practical problems.
The main contents include:

  • with typical examples teachers focus on the general research methods of ancient documents;
  • students research independently on ancient materials allotted to them, report their preliminary research outcomes on relevant materials and existing problems, with the help of teachers to analyze and explore the methods and clues for solving problems;
  • exchange investigation reports and discuss research achievements from epigraphs of the newly excavated ancient tombs in the Nanjing area, recommend good works for publication.

Art Archeology
Through the studies of Western and Chinese art archeological theories and methods, combining concrete examples, the course discusses theoretical questions in art archeology with art works and art materials, and aims at training graduates scientific thinking, research innovation, and the ability to solve practical problems.
The main contents include:

  • with typical examples teachers focus on the theories and methods of art archeology and the cutting-edge issues of the present field;
  • students choose a detailed topic based upon their own interests and research orientations, report their preliminary research outcomes on relevant art works, art materials or theoretical problems, with the help of teachers to analyze and explore the methods and clues for solving problems;
  • exchange reading reports and discuss classic documents on theories and methods of art archeology.

4. Supervisors

Anping Pei, Huisheng Tang, Yuxing Zhou, Zhigao Wang, Genfu Wang, Shengbo Chen, Feng Xu.

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