A&Q Study UFG

??? What is the official title of the course?

The course is referred to as Pre- and Protohistory/ Ur- und Frühgeschichte (UFG), the bachelor and master course is titled „Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology/Prähistorische und Historische Archäologie" (PHA).

??? When can I begin studying UFG?

The bachelor sourse at the Christian-Albrechts-University begins in the winter semester. So you would have to wait for the winter semester 2015/16 to begin. – The master course isn't restricted to a semester and can therefore also be commenced in the summer semester.

??? Are the admissions restricted for UFG?

The course is not restricting admissions at the moment. If you choose a subsidiary course for your 1-course-bachelor that does generally restrict admissions (e.g. Biosciences (Biowissenschaften)) you don't have to apply for it as we have a longstanding agreement with those courses that guarantee admission through us.

??? Faculty of Arts and Humanities/Philosophische Fakultät (PhF) or Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences/Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät (MNF).

The UFG belongs to both faculties which is why you can obtain the Bachelor of Arts (PhF) or the Bachelor of Science (MNF). For further information please see 1-course-Bachelor.

??? How many courses do I take with a 1-course-Bachelor?

The 1-course-Bachelor Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology requires you to study two courses, however the focus will be on the UFG which will be your „main“ course (90 credits). For your subsidiary course (50 credits) you can chose Classical Archaeology/Klassische Archäologie (for a Bachelor of Arts) or one of the science-oriented courses, such as Biosciences/Biowissenschaften, Geosciences/Geowissenschaften, Geography/Geographie, Computer Science/Informatik (for a Bachelor of Science).

??? Subject supplementation and 1-course-Bachelor.

Even with a 1-course-Bachelor you are required to take supplementary subjects.

??? What does subject supplementation or area for subject development even mean?

Almost all courses by the Christian-Albrechts-University offer lectures for subject supplementation that are managed through the Key Skills Center. You can pick any of the offered lectures that may interest you. The marks you receive in these will not effect your final grade.

??? Latin and other languages.

Because the UFG works as an international course, any linguistic skills beyond English and French work in your favor. The geographical location of Kiel, offers several Scandinavian and Eastern European based opportunities. There are several linguistic courses available as subject supplementation. Although you don't have to prove your proficiency in any language (even Latin) in order to study Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology (bachelor or master), your subsidiary subject may require such verification. Further information can be found in the pamphlet on linguistic skills or in the statute of study qualifications.

??? Do I have to name a subsidiary subject when I enroll for the 1-course-Bachelor?

No! You only have to enroll for the 1-course-Bachelor in Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology without naming your subsidiary subject. However, when you decide to take Classical Archaeology/Klassische Archäologie please make sure that you are enrolled in the Faculty for Arts and Humanities/Philosophische Achäologie.

??? Course schedule.

Every course has these “layout plans” for bachelor or master students that show which lectures/modules you have or can take in each semester. There are some lectures that have to be attended during the first and second semester as the succesfull completion of these are prerequisites for attending other ones. If you fulfill all requirements or if none are specified you have free range to decide which semester you wish to attend particular lectures. Please note, that most lectures are not offered every semester but are bound to either the summer or winter semester and miss-management could cost you a whole year!

Course schedules can be found at the end of the examination regulations.

Course schedules (sorted by semester) for bachelor or master students of Prehistoric and Historic Archeology are located here.

??? Mandatory (P) and optional compulsary (WP) lectures.

Any lectures/modules marked as mandatory are compulsary. Optional compulsary lectures/modules offer at least two lectures from which you can chose one to attend.

??? How do I construct my own personal course schedule?

All lectures of of each semester can be found in the official schedule in the UnivIS. It will give you the title, lecturer, weekday, time, room and number of the module for each lecture. If you consult the official course schedules while working with the UnivIS you can construct your own personal schedule for the semester. You can find an overview of the module numbers for UFG lectures sorted by semester here.

??? Registering for UFG courses.

Only lectures that are held as a block seminar require you to sign into an attendance sheet which will be pinned to the notice board (also known as the „Schwarze Brett“) before the first meeting. All other courses (Proseminare (introductory seminar courses), Übungen (tutorials), Hauptseminare (advanced seminars)) only require to sign in to the attendance sheet at the first lecture to register for the course. You don't have to register for a reading (Vorlesung), you only have to sign the attendance sheet to confirm your presence during each lecture.

Please note that other courses can and will differ in their form of registrations so please inform yourself in advance to their arrangements.

??? Anmeldung zu Prüfungen.

Every semester has two exam registration periods, during which you have to register for your exams and course work that you have completed or will complete for that semester. That applies to any subject supplementations you took or block seminars that you haven't attended yet but have registered for.

Since the SoSe 2010 you are now required to register for readings (Vorlesungen) for which your attendance (proven by your signature on the attendance sheet) is the sole basis of your credits. 

Regulations that are specific to Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology:

Tutorials (Übungen) and advanced seminars (Hauptseminare): The course work involving giving a presentation and writing a paper can only be registered during the first exam registration period!

Excavations (module Eg2, Ev2), practical work (module Eg3, Ev3) and excursions (modules Fg2+3, Fv2+3) don't have to be registered at the examination office. Your course work will be graded as pass based on your attendance and a protocol that you hand in. The person in charge will then either give you a certificate („Schein“) that confirms your attendance and pass grade which you then hand in to Anke Wesse or the person in charge will hand in a list directly to Anke Wesse on which your attendance and pass grade will be marked. To be sure you should always ask the person in charge directly as to what will be required.

When you have completed all of the course work of the listed modules you will be given a complete list of all of your work which you then hand in to the examination office where they will add the credits to your account.

External excavations/practical work, not headed or conducted by employees of our institute

The course work for excavations and practical work is made up of your attendance and a protocol. If you attend excavations or practical work that is not headed or conducted by employees of our institute you have to additionaly ask for a certificate with an official letterhead from the excavation director/person in charge of your practical work with the following disclosures:

  • the dates (from – to) and location of your work;
  • wether you handed in a protocol that correctly and comprehensively stated the most important work you accomplished and shows that you understood the broader context. The protocol should be 2-10 pages long (max. 12 pages including images); the guidelines for papers formally apply. Grade: "pass"; a numerical grade can be given.

If the excavation director/person in charge of your practical work can't or doesn't want to accept your protocol, you can hand it in to Anke Wesse.

??? Practical Work

Practical Work is mandatory for Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology (module Eg3), but optional for subject supplementation. If you choose not to do practical work for subject supplementation you have to aquire 10 Credits through other courses in subject supplementation. (see regulations for practical work (Praktikumsordnung)).

Information on acknowledgement for work in substitution for practical work in subject supplementation can be found here.