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Our courses emphasize on the fundamental training for archaeological profession. In this regard, we have designed the “core courses” which include the mandatory and required courses. On this basis, we offer two advanced groups of courses, ”advanced theories of archaeology” and “cultural resource management of archaeological sites,” to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge and training for their future career in academic and related professions.

 

  1. Length of Study: 2-4 years
  2. Credits:

(1) Mandatory courses: 10 credits

  1. Masters thesis (6 credits) (not counted as graduation credits)
  2. Selected reading (2 credits)

        iii. Advanced Discussion of thesis research (2 credits)

(2). Mandatory core courses: 9 credits

  1. Archaeological Fieldwork and Practice (1): Site survey and preservation practice (3 credits)
  2. Archaeological Fieldwork and Practice (2): Site excavation and data analysis(3 credits)

iii. Archaeological Methods and Theories (3credits)

(3) Elective “Advanced Course Group”: 9 credits

There are two “Advanced Course Groups,” students should select one group and take 9 credits minimum. These elective courses include the following:

  1. Advanced theories of Archaeology

Course Name

 Credits  Required/Elective
Archaeology of South China 3  
Archaeology of Southeast Asia 3  
Archaeology of Oceania 3  
Pottery analysis 3  
Lithic analysis 3  
Biological anthropology 3  
Fauna analysis 3  
Spatial analysis and GIS 3  
  1. Cultural resource management of archaeological sites

Course Name

Credits

Required/Elective

On-site conservation methods

3

 

Method and theory in museology

3

 

Cultural heritage conservation law

3

 

Archaeological sites and museum

3

 

Museum and aboriginal culture

3

 

(4) Total credits required for graduation: 28 (not including thesis and second foreign language)

(5) Other regulations: Students should equip themselves with the basic knowledge of archaeology and anthropology. Students who are not Anthropology major in college, or have never taken courses such as Introduction of Anthropology (or Cultural Anthropology), Introduction of Archaeology, and Archaeology of Taiwan are required to take them. But, these courses will not be counted in the graduation credits.

However, students may be exempt from the above courses if their results of admission exam and learning after entering the institute are excellent. Such decision will be made by the chairman.

3. Graduate students should complete 28 credits for graduation (not including master’s thesis and second foreign language). The elective courses are the followings:

Course Name

Credits

Material culture studies 3

Advanced archaeology of Taiwan

3

Ethnography of Austronesian in Taiwan

3

Archaeometry

3

Osteology

3

Geoarchaeology

3

Environmental Archaeology

3

Historical archaeology

3

Ethnoarchaeology

3

Archaeology of ancient civilizations

3

Architectural archaeology and buildings conservation

3

Underwater archaeology

3

Porcelain analysis 3
Archaeology on food production 3
Museology and practice 3
Development-led archaeology 3

 

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