Topic ID #39025 - posted 12/12/2017 3:39 PM

US- CA Hearst Museum Archaeological Field School 2018



What does the 21st century anthropology museum look like? Join the 117-year old Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology this summer as it reimagines its role as a place for scholarly discovery and community-based research. The Museum cares for nearly four million objects that span two million years and the six inhabited continents. Using its recently renovated gallery and collections facilities, the Museum is reinventing itself as a destination where cultures can connect and take action for positive change.

The Hearst Museum is located on the University of California, Berkeley campus, the premier public research university in the United States. Students will be introduced to all aspects of museum work, from collections management and registration to philanthropy, cultural policy, and exhibit design. Students will also receive candid tours of select San Francisco Bay Area museums.

·         Course Dates: Jan 8-Feb 4, 2017

·         Enrollment Status: OPEN

·         Total Cost: $3,950

·         Course Type: Field Archaeology

·         Instructors: Dr. Benjamin Porter


Students will organize their own living and dining options throughout the program. Short-term summer housing is abundantly available in Berkeley and neighboring cities such as Oakland, Emeryville, Albany, and Richmond. Restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores are abundant throughout the Bay Area and close to the Berkeley campus. Students will receive a 90-minute lunch break each weekday from 12PM to 1:30PM.

ACADEMIC CREDIT UNITS & TRANSCRIPTS Credit Units: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) through our academic partner, Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a private, highly ranked liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Students will receive a letter grade for attending this field school (see grading assessment and matrix). This field school provides a minimum of 160 direct instructional hours. Students are encouraged to discuss the transferability of credit units with faculty and registrars at their home institutions prior to attending this field school.


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