The study of history and archeology aims to provide a solid education
that addresses fundamental questions about the nature of humanity,
society, the past, culture and the present. The Department of History and
Archaeology has proven its high standards of scholarship and teaching.
The mission of the department is to provide undergraduates with
knowledge about the origins and development of people in the past, to
develop their ability to conduct research, analyze evidence, and express
conclusions. The department's primary mission is to train undergraduates
to research, analyze, synthesize, and communicate accurate conclusions
about change over time by using the historical and archaeological
methods. Department’s scholarly mission is to preserve, advance, and
communicate knowledge of humanity's past.
The department takes seriously its responsibility to mentor undergraduates and to help them gain knowledge of History and Archaeology and the professional skills of Historians and Archaeologists. The department focuses on its responsibility to teach critical thinking and communication skills at the same time as imparting knowledge necessary for undergraduates' personal and professional development.
In order to fulfill this mission, at all levels of the curriculum of the
department emphasize discussion and engagement with both primary
sources and the interpretations of various scholars. The department
offers fundamental study programmes in the fields of Ancient History
and Modern History, enabling the undergraduates to obtain an indepth,
meritorious vision through comparison of current problems with
ancient human experiences. The study programmes in Archaeology are
oriented towards the field of Archaeology, interpretation of inscriptions,
dating, conservation and management of archaeological heritage and
planning, implementation and monitoring of archaeological projects.
Since the internships are a necessary part of the program in archeology
undergraduates are given an opportunity for a practicum and internship
at archeological projects in operation in the country. Due to this training,
the graduates who complete their degree are expected to be capable,
not only of becoming theoretically trained historians and archeologists,
but also of becoming practically oriented graduates who can be efficient
administrators and heritage managers who are ready to take up any
challenge in order to provide their maximum services to the development
of the country