This is a course on the ancient civilizations in the Near East, Mediterranean, East Asia, and the Americas. It introduces the discipline of Archaeology, which has become increasingly important in both streams of Humanities and Social Sciences. The course intends to give university students a concrete body of knowledge in the theories and methodologies currently adopted in Cultural Studies, Sociology, Fine Arts, and other anthropological research.
This course comprises ten two-hour lectures; and ten one-hour tutorials for close discussions between the instructor and students. There will be one fieldtrip to a local archaeological site in Hong Kong, or equivalent in Macau or Guangdong. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their performance in writing fieldtrip report, group discussion and presentation, as well as the mid-term quiz and final examination.