Neolithic to Early Urban Periods /Bronze Age to Persian Periods in the Near East

Course content

The student undertakes his/her own research on a topic of his/her own choosing with the approval of, and under the supervision of, an appointed teacher. The topic must deal with the archaeology of North Africa, Egypt and Western Asia in the period between the Epipalaeolithic and Alexander the Great, utilising both published works (e.g. books, articles, and the web) and, in general terms, the candidate’s own archaeological experience previously gained in the field. The topic is presented in class in an oral form and subsequently submitted as a written paper for grading. 


Curriculum for the Master’s Programme in Ancient and Medieval Near Eastern Studies, 2008


Learning outcome

KA 2008-studieordning:
Branch Studies (Grenvalg): (aktivitetskode HNAK03231E eller HNAK03241E)


Discussion in class about the general topic, presentation methods etc.; students will research their particular academic problem related to the general topic, presentations with feedback will be given during the semester.

Will follow on absalon

The Theory and Method exam must have been passed.
It is expected that the students can read literature in English, German and French.

Excursion to Berlin in November/December, weekend-seminar in early February

Type of assessment
Other under invigilation

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 40
  • Preparation
  • 100
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Project work
  • 202,5
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • Excursions
  • 18
  • English
  • 412,5