Objective(s) of a study programme:
To train qualified archaeologists by ensuring their professional education in compliance with the university Bachelor‘s degree and the acquisition of the archaeologists‘s qualification, i.e.
1 To train an archaeologist who would possess fundamental knowledge of archaeology and related sciences and who would be able to apply it to further studies or activity related to the valuation and protection, research and popularization of all kinds of archaeological heritage, as well as to apply the acquired knowledge to practice in educational, research, and cultural institutions, NGOs, and private structures.
1. The acquisition of the knowledge about the periodization of European and Baltic region prehistory and early historic times, get to know prehistoric periods artifacts typology. The acquisition of the knowledge about the culture, society, and the social and economic developments of the prehistoric and early historic times. The ability to understand, relate, and compare Baltic cultures with the cultures of the neighbouring countries; to understand cultural characteristics and differences in the region. The ability to conduct archaeological research by means of contemporary technologies and to collect materials for the necessary lab tests of natural sciences. The ability to put to practice all that when continuing in the second cycle of studies and in professional activity.
2. The ability to creatively apply theoretical knowledge and understanding; the acquisition of general cultural, general, professional, and special competences necessary for archaeologist‘s practical activity. The ability to carry out archaeological research and to develop technical documents. Acquisition of the abilities and skills necessary for further professional development and the ability to design one‘s own professional career.
3. The ability to communicate and to work in a team, to work in groups of interdisciplinary research, and to convey the research outcomes to specialists and to general public. The ability to adjust to the demands of the labour-market.
4. The ability to independently and creatively analyse and assess the cultural phenomena of pre-historic and historic epochs. The understanding of the impact of Lithuanian studies on the national identity and the ability to assess the phenomena of the history of Lithuanian culture in the Baltic region and European contexts. The ability to critically assess research ideas and outcomes, as well as of self-critical thinking.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, exercises, individual sessions, field trips, creative summer practice.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Student achievement assessment of ten grades and cumulative evaluation. Semester independent work tasks, their performance results are verified colloquiums, laboratory presentation and defense, inspection papers and assessed grade. These formed the basis of assessments, cumulative fund, accounting for 0.3 ... 0.5 of the total evaluation score for the topic being studied. Examination session formed the final assessment mark. The evaluation criteria of the semester, students are introduced at the beginning of the subject lesson.
Final work during the defense VEK holistically assess students learning outcomes and their compliance with the intended learning outcomes. The VEK approved QA Rector, includes 3-4 members: teachers and the social partners – employers' senior technical departments and bodies and heads, in order to ensure a comprehensive theoretical and practical evaluation of the final creative work. Major thesis assessment criteria: relevance, originality, the ability to adjust the results to practical problems, of the purpose, objectives, results and conclusions of compatibility, work presentation VEK.
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
Intro to Archaeological Studies;
Anthropology and Human History;
Lithuanian National Hist