College of Arts & Sciences
Special Programs in Liberal Studies
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The Special Programs in Liberal Studies major with a concentration in Archaeology introduces students to the ancient civilizations and cultures of the Old and New Worlds and to the analytical tools that facilitate their study. The major is designed to develop both anthropological and historical perspectives in archaeological research, to encompass the range of prehistoric to early historic cultures in the Old and New Worlds, and to introduce the theoretical concepts and methodological techniques appropriate to archaeological research.
Concentration in Archaeology
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least
36 hours at or above the 300 course level
College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) (54-55 hours)
All students must meet the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). The College of Arts and Sciences, however, has established liberal education requirements for its programs which, while including those of AULER, contain additional requirements in several categories. Therefore, students following this program should adhere to the College requirements. Please note that students who satisfy the College Liberal Education Requirements (CLER) will also satisfy the All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER). See a complete description of the College requirements and a listing of courses meeting AULER/CLER requirements.
Minimum 30 semester hours distributed as follows.
1. Core Requirements (12 hours)
2. Area Requirements (6 hours with 3 hours from each category)
3. Analytical Methods and Techniques (6 hours with no more than 3 from ATY 378, ATY 478, CCI 401)
4. Related Area Electives (6 hours from any of the above courses or the following related courses)
Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee, some required courses may be substituted for others.
Electives sufficient to complete 122 semester hours required for degree.
Required: minimum of 15 semester hours
The Archaeology minor requires completion of a minimum of 15 hours with 9 hours chosen from the Core Requirements and 3 hours chosen from each category of the Area Requirements.