No fewer than 32 hours of coursework distributed as follows:
- Introduction to Archeology (Anthropology 103) and one seminar are required of all majors.
- Eighteen hours of course work including at least six hours in at least two of the following departments: Anthropology, Art, Classics, Religion. These courses may include: Art 220, 308, 311, 413, 423, 465; Anthropology 102, 103, 262, 266, 292, 463, 465; Classics 103, 104, 212, 213; and Religion 103.
- Nine hours of coursework in natural science, mathematics, and computer science. A course in statistics is recommended and to be taken as early in the major as possible. Courses should be selected in close consultation with the major advisor and may include: Biology 115, 118, 119, 120, 201, 203, 204, 206, 211, 212 and 218; Chemistry 101, 102, 103, 205, 211; Geology 120, 188, 190, 201, 204, 212, 242, 250, 320, 330, 340, 359, 361; Mathematics 100, 113, 114, 131, 132, 133, 134; Physics 103, 104, 110, 111. Other recommended courses include: Environmental Studies: 101, 231, 291, 310, 316, 320, and Computer Science: 101.
Please consult individual departmental listings for full course descriptions and availability in a given semester and year. Not all of these courses are offered every year.
Students who wish to apply courses not on this list to the requirement may petition the Curricular Committee on Archeology for approval to substitute.
- Three to six hours of field or laboratory experience (Archeological Studies 200 or equivalent). This experience can be gained through internships or participation in an archeological field school.
- Senior Project: All majors are required to undertake a research project during one semester of their senior year. These projects should involve more than one area or discipline. Senior projects may be pursued either within the context of existing seminars or as independent study courses. In either case, students must enroll in Archeological Studies 300 (1-3 credit hours) in consultation with the project advisor. An invitation from the Curricular Committee on Archeology to participate in the Honors Program would replace the senior project requirement.
In addition, students may choose to concentrate in Classical Archeology, in which case Latin or Greek 202 (or the equivalent) and Classics 103 History of Greece and Classics 104 History of Rome are required. This concentration will be registered on the student’s transcript.
Those students planning to study Archeology at the graduate level should plan to have a reading knowledge of appropriate foreign languages and a familiarity with all relevant computer applications. It is recommended that Statistics be taken as early in the major as possible.
Winter Term projects, mini-courses, colloquia, and lectures are sponsored by the Curricular Committee. As in the College Individual Major Program, students may take reading courses as a means of integrating their interests.
For further information about the archeological studies major, students should contact Linda Grimm (Anthropology Department), or Susan Kane (Art Department).
There is no minor offered in Archeological Studies.