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ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION TECHNIQUES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
RKY436 ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION TECHNIQUES 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to explain the basic concepts of archaeology and archaeological excavation, introduce the techniques used in archaeological excavations.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include a short history of archaeology, its relation with different disciplines, methods of dating in archaeology, techniques used in archaeological excavations.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Interpret the development of archaeological excavation techniques together with the history of archaeology.
Identify cultural formations such as mounds, kurgans and tumuli in archaeological surveys.
Discuss the materials unearthed as a result of excavations.
Explain the laws and legislations on the excavations.
List the archaeological excavation tools and instruments
Apply the archaeological excavation methods on site.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the relevant source on the subject Introduction to the course Lecture
2 Reading the relevant source on the subject What is archelogy? Definitions of archelogy and excavation and several archaeological disciplines Lecture
3 Reading the relevant source on the subject Basic methods in archelogy : date methods Lecture
4 Reading the relevant source on the subject Archaeological research methods : surface exploration Lecture
5 Reading the relevant source on the subject Archaeological research methods: excavation types and legal infrastructure Lecture
6 Reading the relevant source on the subject Land works Lecture
7 Reading the relevant source on the subject Equipment in land works and usage of them Lecture
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the relevant source on the subject Revision Lecture
10 Reading the relevant source on the subject New techniques used in archaeological excavations Lecture
11 Reading the relevant source on the subject Drawing methods in the land and recording the findings of excavations Lecture
12 Reading the relevant source on the subject Simple restoration and conservation methods in the land Lecture
13 Reading the relevant source on the subject Underwater and submerged archelogy Lecture
14 Reading the relevant source on the subject What is City archelogy and rescue excavation? Examples from Turkey and the World Lecture
15 Reading the relevant source on the subject Revision Lecture
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ozdogan, M. (2011). 50 Soruda Arkeoloji. Istanbul: Bilim ve Gelecek Kitapligi
Karul, N. (2012). Arkeoatlas. Dogan Kitap: Istanbul.
Sevin, V. (1999). Arkeolojik Kazi Sistemi El Kitabı. Istanbul: Arkeoloji ve Sanat Publications.
Barker, P. (1993). Techniques of Archaeological Excavation. London: Bastford.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the basic concepts of Social Service, working fields and application frameworks.
0
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Establish the link between the application frameworks of Social Service.
0
2
Evaluate the developments in the field of migration, globalization and human rights in the new world by using the theoretical knowledge in the field.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the research methods related to the field of Social Service, concludes scientific conclusions about social problems.
0
2
Examine the spatial legislation of Social Service and develop new strategies for implementation.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Solve the problems specific to the field of Social Service according to scientific data.
0
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop his / her competence in this area by taking the leadership role in working with individuals, groups and society and taking responsibility as a team member.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describes a life worthy of dignity of the person who is the subject of social service science.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Configures the communication between institutions in order to solve the problems.
0
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
0
3
Produces projects that will increase the consciousness level of the society.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Collaborate with other professionals in the work team through an interdisciplinary approach at the stage of Social Service intervention
0
2
Acts as a social worker in accordance with the laws, regulations and professional ethics rules.
0
3
Organize their work in accordance with their rights and responsibilities as an individual.
0

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 14 3 42
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 14 1 14
Reading 14 1 14
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 8 8
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 8 8
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 60 0 130
Total Workload of the Course Unit 130
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0