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Classical and Christian Archaeology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Minor Field

Why were some Roman emperors called “mad” and what part did their portraits play in this? How did the ancient cultures become Christian art? Classical and Christian Archaeology at the University of Freiburg researches these areas. Study the cultures of the Mediterranean and the southwestern part of the Asian continent – from antiquity to the Early Middle Ages – with us.

Visual Culture – Classical and Christian archaeology within reach

The minor in Classical and Christian Archaeology at the University of Freiburg researches the Greek, Roman, Late Classical and Byzantine cultures. You will gain insight into the ways of life of various eras and an understanding of their architecture, art, monuments and other contemporary evidence. This minor complements majors such as History, Classical Philology, Art History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

Excursions will give you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge on site, gain insights into the profession and even study original items.

To study Classical and Christian Archaeology you should

-          be passionate about the Greek, Roman, Late Classical and Early Middle Ages,

-          enjoy learning about archaeology and material evidence and images, and

-          want to learn how to think and debate critically.

What is Classical and Christian archaeology?

Classical archaeology deals with the ancient Graeco-Roman cultures of the Mediterranean and the southwestern part of the Asian continent. It reflects on both figurative memorials and all other evidence of material culture, architecture and topography or settlements.

Christian archaeology researches the monuments of the Late Classical, Early Middle Ages and Byzantine eras. It focuses on the transformation processes of the Late Classical and Byzantine world.

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 4 October
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Apply now!
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

The minor field program in Classical and Christian Archaeology provides a solid grounding in the content, methods, and theories of Classical and Christian archaeology, i.e., the archaeology of Greek and Roman antiquity between the late Bronze Age and late antiquity, including the Byzantine Empire. It focuses on the material remains of the Greek, Roman, late antique, and Byzantine material and image cultures: both archaeological records and monuments still located at their original site and objects from excavations and collections. The educational goal is to teach basic skills in archaeology, art history, and cultural history. The methodological, transepochal, and cultural orientation of the minor field program makes it an excellent complement to the B.A. major field programs in History, Greek Studies, Art History, Latin Studies, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Classical and Christian Archaeology by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Educational Science and Education Management | German Studies | English and American Studies | Cultural and Social Anthropology | FrancoMedia – French Language, Literature, and Media Culture | German Studies from a German–French Perspective | History | IberoCultura – Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture | Islamic Studies | Jewish Studies | Classical Philology | Cultural Analysis/European Ethnology | Art History | Media and Cultural Studies | Musicology | Early Modern and Modern History | Philosophy | Political Science | Romance languages and literatures | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic Studies | Sociology | Ancient Near Eastern Studies

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Program Coordination
Susanne Wenzel M.A.
Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften
Vorderhaus, R207
Belfortstraße 22
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3387

Dienstag und Mittwoch 10-12 Uhr


Examination Office

Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

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