Field School Assignments
Dear Zeitah Field School Student,
As a member of the volunteer staff seeking academic credit for your work through Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, you will be enrolled in the course, Introduction to the Archaeology and Land of Israel, which consists in field work, lectures, and field trips.
Your main textbook will be Regions on the Run, by James M. Monson, which you will work through before you leave for Israel. This will give you an excellent background for understanding what you’re going to see and where you’re going to go on our field trips. You’ll want to be sure to bring this book with you to Israel, as well as a modern translation of the Bible (not a paraphrase).
If you are enrolling for six units of credit, you will also need to purchase one of the books listed on the course syllabus and begin reading it as soon as possible, so that you can complete a book report on it by the end of the excavation. You should bring this book with you to Israel as well.
You will also be completing short impression reports after each field trip. You may want to buy a diary or composition book with enough paper for recording not only your field trip impressions but also a daily excavation journal. This will be a wonderful keepsake of your experiences that you can read over and over again for the rest of your life.
Your grade for the course will be based on your completion of all reading, writing, and field work assignments, as well as attendance at all lectures and field trips. You will receive a lecture and field trip schedule when we arrive in Israel.
Those who are taking field school credit through Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and are planning to transfer credit to a different institution must make a written request for the transfer directly to the registrar at the seminary after the end of the excavation, as credit is not transferred automatically.
If you have any questions or need help locating books, feel free to contact me at the email address below. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Ron E. Tappy
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Sponsor
616 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 412-441-3304 x2126 Fax: 412-486-0776
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