For nearly 30 years, the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition has conducted archaeological research in Egypt. This certificate will serve to increase awareness of this unique opportunity for UA and non-UA graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals. Indeed, no other college or university in the country offers such a focused graduate program specifically in Egyptian archaeology.
The conduct of archaeological research varies widely from one country to another. Not only do the ancient sites differ, but each country (or geographic discipline) also presents fieldworkers and other researchers with its own cultural settings, standard practices, and official regulations. Thus study of the practicalities of conducting archaeological research in Egypt and Sudan, and in Egyptological museum collections, merits its own concentrated study at the post-graduate level. For this reason, the University of Arizona is pleased to offer this post-graduate program in Egyptian archaeology.
This program will aid participants in their careers by providing training and requiring demonstration of competence in the following core areas, among others:
1) archaeological field methods as used in Egypt and/or Sudan;
2) interpretation of material culture in the conditions encountered in Egypt and/or Sudan;
3) the preparation of research proposals, permit requests, and required reports;
4) the preparation of grant proposals for the conduct of archaeological research, especially fieldwork.
The graduate certificate is intended as a supplement to master's and doctoral programs (be they at Arizona or elsewhere), providing a specific focus on the planning, implementation, and publication of archaeological research in Egypt, Sudan, or related museum collections. The typical participant in the certificate program will be either currently enrolled in graduate-level study in a related field (e.g., Egyptology, Near Eastern Studies, Art History, Ancient History) or have recently completed an advanced degree. Professionals in related fields are also encouraged to apply.
The program is not intended as an introduction and will not accept novices.
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