Archaeology Program

Major and Minor Requirements

Major Requirements
Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major-Concentration in Archaeology (Bachelor of Arts)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify major sites/archaeological locales and artifacts from prehistoric and historic cultures throughout the world.
  2. Explain the methodology and theories underpinning archaeological research.
  3. Relate methods and theories to archaeological data.
  4. Analyze the archaeological data, using a comparative and historical approach.
  5. Formulate in writing or speaking a coherent argument using primary and secondary sources

Required: 122 Semester Hours
Minimum 30 semester hours distributed as follows

  1. Core Requirements (12 s.h)
    • ATY 258 World Prehistory
    • ATY 360 Methods in Archaeology
    • CCI 211 Introduction to Greek Archaeology
    • CCI 212 Introduction to Roman Archaeology

  2. Area Requirements (6 s.h with 3 s.h. from each category)
    • Old World Archaeology:
    • CCI 312 The Art and Archaeology of Egypt
    • CCI 313 Archaeology of the Aegean
    • CCI 314 Ancient Cities

    • New World Archaeology:
    • ATY 340 North American Archaeology
    • ATY 434 Archaeology of South America
    • ATY 462 Archaeology of the Southeastern United States

  3. Analytical Methods and Techniques (6 s.h.)
    • ATY 479 Analysis of Archaeological Data
    • ATY 553 Human Osteology: Description, Data Collection, and Analysis
    • ATY 559 Disease and Nutrition in Ancient Populations
    • ATY 578/HIS 578/IAR 578 Research Methods in Historical Archaeology
    • GEO 314, 314L Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
    • GEO 359 Remote Sensing
    • GEO 421 Geographic Information Science

      No more than 3 s.h. may come from:
    • ATY 378 Historical Archaeology Field Techniques
    • ATY 478 Field Methods in Archaeology
    • CCI 401 Archaeological Practicum

  4. Related Area Electives (6 s.h.)
         Any of the above courses or the following related courses:
    • ART 281 Ceramics I
    • ART 285 Photography I
    • ATY 213 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • ATY 370 Historical Archaeology
    • ATY 440 Archaeological Perspectives on Migration and Diaspora
    • ATY 449 Gender Archaeology
    • ATY 501 Selected Topics in Anthropology (if the topic is Archaeology)
    • ATY 523 Applied Archaeology: Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology
    • CCI 360 Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Britain and Gaul
    • CCI 365 Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Asia Minor and Syria
    • CCI 450 Internship in Classical Studies
    • CCI 475 Archaeology of Death in the Classical World
    • GEO 357 Principles of Cartography
    • HIS 220 The Ancient World
    • HIS 381 - The Near and Middle East since World War I
    • PHI 325 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee, some required courses may be substituted for others.

Archaeology Minor

A minimum of 15 hours with 9 hours chosen from the Core Requirements and 3 hours chosen from each category of the Area Requirements.