Diploma in Ancient Worlds
If you are interested in learning more about the culture, customs, and history of the Ancient World (pre-dating the Middle Ages), then this new diploma program is for you!
People who have never taken a university course, or have not done so at Memorial University, will have the opportunity to begin with entry-level study of courses in Archaeology, Classics, History, Religious Studies, and Philosophy before proceeding to more advanced study. The program also includes field school courses to be chosen from two field schools offered by the Department of Archaeology. The reasonably short duration (27 credits) of the Diploma will provide students with an achievable goal that can be the foundation for entry into a Bachelor of Arts program; will better prepare some students for graduate school; may coincide with an existing undergraduate student’s program of study; or may be a supplement for university alumni and lifelong learners.
A sample of course titles within the diploma are:
- ARCH 2481 Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
- HIST 2042 History of the Roman Empire (same as Classics 2042)
- PHIL 2701 History of Ancient Philosophy (same as Classics 2701)
- RELS 3600 Ancient Myth and Cult (same as Classics 3600)
Regulations for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds
As part of the Diploma in Ancient Worlds, students must complete courses up to and including the 3000 level and may take courses at the 4000 level.
The Diploma in Ancient Worlds consists of 27 credit hours, as prescribed below:
- ARCH 1030, 2480;
- Eighteen credit hours from Table 1, which must include 3 credit hours in at least two of classics, history, religious studies, philosophy. This may include no more than six credit hours in designated language study courses and no more than six additional credit hours from archaeology; and
- A minimum of three credit hours in archaeology field school courses taken from ARCH 3585 or ARCH 3586. Note that field school is offered only every other year.
Note: Not all courses are offered every semester. Students are strongly advised to consult with the program coordinator for assistance with course planning, and to generally follow Table 2 Suggested Course Sequencing for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds.
Students wishing to declare a Diploma in Ancient Worlds are encouraged to consult with the program coordinator to discuss the requirements of the program. Information about declaring a program of study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is available at iDeclare.
For more information students are invited to contact the Program Coordinator. Please see http://www.mun.ca/hss/about/contact/coordinators.php for current contact information.