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Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major—Concentration in Archaeology (SPLS)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U808

Program Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category


Students may select courses for:


Literature (GLT)


Fine Arts (GFA)


Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)


Mathematics (GMT)


Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix


Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course


Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)




Department specifies courses for:


Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)
required: CCI 211



II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

Required: ATY 258, CCI 211 and 212, and one additional GL/GN course selected by student

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.


III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
either a GHP/GPM or GMO course


Humanities and Fine Arts
one additional Literature (GLT) course


Natural Sciences
one additional GNS/GLS or GPS course


Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course


Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204


Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses



IV Major Requirements

Minimum 30 semester hours distributed as follows:

1. Core Requirements (12 semester hours)

ATY 258* World Prehistory

ATY 360 Modern Archaeology

CCI 211* Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Greece)

CCI 212* Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Rome)

* ATY 258 satisfies GN Marker requirement; CCI 211 satisfies GHP; CCI 211 and 212 satisfy part of GL Marker requirement.

2. Area Requirements [six (6) semester hours with three (3) hours 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 462 Archaeology of the Southeastern United States

ATY 510 Archaeology of South America

ATY 533 Archaeology of Mexico

*CCI 312 carries GN Marker credit.

3. Analytical Methods and Techniques (6 semester hours with no more than 3 hours from ATY 378, ATY 478, CCI 401)

ATY 378/578 Historical Archaeology Field Techniques

ATY 478 Field Methods in Archaeology

ATY 479 Analysis of Archaeological Data

ATY 553 Human Osteology: Description, Data Collection, and Analysis

ATY 559 Disease and Nutrition in Ancient Populations

CCI 401 Archaeological Practicum

GEO 314/314L* Physical Geography: Landscape Processes

GEO 359 Remote Sensing

*GEO 314/314L carries GNS Core credit and CAR GPS credit.

4. Related Area Electives (6 semester hours from any of the above courses or the following related courses)

ART 201 Ancient Art

ART 281 Ceramics I

ART 285 Photography I

ATY 213 Cultural Anthropology

ATY 340 Ancient North America

ATY 501 Selected Topics in Anthropology (if in 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

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.

V Electives

Electives sufficient to complete 122 semester hours required for degree.