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Debates in Classical and Mediterranean archaeology


Compulsory attendance


Admission requirements

Degree students (including Dutch BA graduates): BA degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or a relevant discipline.

SAP and Exchange Students: BA degree. Admission only after formal application.


This course revolves around current and emerging themes in Classical and Mediterranean research. A choice of themes will be studied and discussed in class, followed by presentations of and discussions with experts in the field.
Finally, the findings will be presented in short essays and/or presentations.

Course objectives

The purpose of this course is to inform the class about current research directions, methods and theories, and to encourage students to formulate and express their own views in class and on paper.

Ects distribution

The course load will be distributed as follows:

  • Lectures (1 ects);

  • Essays and presentation (4 ects).


Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.

Mode of instruction

Students will study texts for each theme, prepare questions for the speakers, and present final assessments in short presentations and/or papers.

Assessment method

  • Short presentation;

  • Paper;

  • Active participation in class discussions.

Assessment deadline

The deadline for the paper is 22 April 2013.

Reading list

A relevant bibliography will be announced via Blackboard.


Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for information on how to apply.

Contractonderwijs: all information (costs, registration, entry requirements, etc.) for those who are interested in taking this course as a Contractstudent is on the Contractonderwijs Archeologie webpage (in Dutch).

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact dr T.D. Stek.