Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
7.4 Diploma in Ancient Worlds

www.mun.ca/hss/ancientworlds

Program Coordinator: Head, Department of Archaeology

The Diploma in Ancient Worlds is administered by the Department of Archaeology.

The Diploma in Ancient Worlds is designed for those who are interested in the study of the history, customs, and culture of the Ancient World. The program’s objective is to offer students a representative breadth of knowledge about the Ancient World. It is structured around introductory and advanced courses in Archaeology, Classics, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and promotes familiarity with at least three disciplines among the five offered. The program also includes Archeology 3583, a field school orientation course. The core skills and competencies taught in the course of the program will prepare students for pursuing studies in a variety of interdisciplinary fields.

7.4.1 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma Regulations

Students intending to complete a diploma program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences must meet the Admission requirements as outlined in the University Calendar. Students are also advised to consult the University Calendar regarding General Regulations for Diploma Programs and Graduation Requirements.

7.4.2 Advising

Throughout their program of study, students for a Diploma in Ancient Worlds are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator for assistance with course planning, declaring their program of study, prerequisite and registration issues, and with questions about the eligibility of any courses not listed here. The Coordinator liaises with representatives of participating departments, and normally communicates a tentative schedule of upcoming course offerings to students so that they can plan accordingly.

7.4.3 Declaring 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 www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

7.4.4 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:

  1. Archaeology 1000 or the former 1030, 2480, and 3583 and

  2. 18 credit hours from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds, which must include 3 credit hours in at least two of Classics, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy. This may include no more than 6 credit hours in designated Language Study courses and no more than 6 additional credit hours from Archaeology.

The calendar description of courses eligible for the diploma place an emphasis on the study of ancient history, culture, and/or customs that pre-dates the Middle Ages (i.e., before 500 A.D.). With the prior written permission of the Program Coordinator and the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, credit hours may be completed in eligible courses not listed in Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds provided that the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences course calendar description is clearly related to the diploma’s objectives. An approved list is maintained on the Diploma in Ancient Worlds at www.mun.ca/hss/ancientworlds.

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.

Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds

Archaeology 1000 or the former 1030, 2480, 2481, 3290, 3500, 3505, 3510, 3515, 3580, 3585-3586, 3687

Philosophy 2701, 3730, 3740

Classics - any course

Religious Studies 1050, 1051, 1060, 1061, 2050, 2051, 2420, 3010, 3020, 3031, 3091, 3251, 3305, 3310, 3411, 3431, 3432, 3600

History 2020, 2031, 2035, 2041, 2042, 3270, 3930

Table 2 Suggested Course Sequencing for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds

First 9 credit hours: Archaeology 1000 or the former 1030, 6 credit hours from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds courses (breadth encouraged)

Next 9 credit hours: Archaeology 2480, 6 credit hours from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds courses (breadth encouraged)

Final 9 credit hours: Archaeology 3583 and 6 credit hours from Table 1 Approved Courses for the Diploma in Ancient Worlds courses (ensure Diploma minimum of two of Classics, History, Religious Studies and Philosophy; no more than 6 credit hours in Language Study courses; no more than a total of 15 credit hours in Archaeology)

7.4.5 Course Prerequisites

Many approved courses are suitable for students in all disciplines without a background in the given discipline. Other approved courses may have prerequisites. Students who are enrolled in the Diploma in Ancient Worlds program and who do not meet the prerequisites for Archaeology 3583 will normally be granted written permission to enroll by the course instructor and the Head of the Department of Archaeology.