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Archaeology Program
College of Arts & Sciences
Special Programs in Liberal Studies

237 McIver Building
(336) 334-5214

Archaeology Minor | Concentration in Archaeology

Committee Members

Jeffrey S. Soles, Chair, Archaeology Program, Department of Classical Studies

Brad Bartel, Department of Anthropology

Joseph B. Mountjoy, Department of Anthropology

Jeffrey C. Patton, Department of Geography

Mary Kaye Sandford, Department of Anthropology

Roy Stine, Department of Geography

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.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major
with Concentration in Archaeology

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
AOS Code: U808

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 courses meeting AULER/CLER requirements.

Major Requirements

Minimum 30 semester hours distributed as follows.

1. Core Requirements (12 hours)
ATY 258 World Prehistory
ATY 360 Modern Archaeology
CCI 211 Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Greece)
CCI 212 Introduction to Classical Archaeology (Rome)
2. Area Requirements (6 hours with 3 hours from each category)
Old World Archaeology:
ATY 501 Selected Topics in Anthropology (European 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 533 Archaeology of Mexico
3. Analytical Methods and Techniques (6 hours with no more than 3 from ATY 378, ATY 478,
CCI 401)
ATY 378 Historical Archaeology Field Techniques
ATY 478 Field Methods in Archaeology
ATY 479 Analysis of Archaeological Data
ATY 553 Human Identification
CCI 401 Archaeological Practicum
GEO 314 Physical Geography: Landscape Processes
GEO 323 Air Photo and Remote Sensing
4. Related Area Electives (6 hours from any of the above courses or the following related courses)
ART 201 Ancient Art
ART 281 Ceramics I
ART 285 Photography
ATY 213 Cultural Anthropology
CCI 450 Internship in Classical Studies
GEO 321 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.


Electives sufficient to complete 122 semester hours required for degree.

Archaeology Minor

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.


Contact: University Registrar's Office
Registrar, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (336) 334-5946

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