Archaeology

  • Department Information

    Archaeology

    Elizabeth Baughan, Coordinator (Classical Studies)
    Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains. The minor in Archaeology draws upon courses in Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Classical Studies, and Geography that focus on archaeological evidence, material culture, methods of archaeological inquiry and analysis, and/or the study of human behavior. This minor gives students who are already focusing on archaeology through such courses (and, in some cases, summer fieldwork) the opportunity to declare their interest more officially and the incentive to specialize more closely. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers or postgraduate study not only in archaeology, but also in fields such as ancient art history, GIS (geographic information systems), conservation, architectural history, museum studies, and cultural property law.

  • Minor

    The Archaeology Minor

    Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.7)

    Six units, including:

    Two courses, chosen from:

    CLSC 220 Introduction to Archaeology

    CLSC 301 Greek Art and Archaeology

    CLSC 302 Roman Art and Archaeology

    CLSC 321 Archaeology of the Middle East

    Four additional courses, chosen from:

    ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    ANTH 279 Selected Topics in Anthropology (may be counted depending on the topic)

    ANTH 290 Cultural Theory

    ANTH 379 Selected Topics in Anthropology (may be counted depending on the topic)

    ARTH 121 Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages

    ARTH 309 Image and Icon in Medieval Art

    ARTH 310 Late Antique and Early Christian Art

    ARTH 312 Medieval Art in Western Europe, 8th-15th Centuries

    ARTH 322 Seminar in Museum Studies

    BIOL 199 Mesoamerican Ethnobotany

    CLSC 212 Dining and Drinking in Classical Antiquity

    CLSC 220 Introduction to Archaeology

    CLSC 232 Daily Life in Roman Pompei 

    CLSC 252 Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics

    CLSC 301 Greek Art and Archaeology

    CLSC 302 Roman Art and Archaeology

    CLSC 320 Cultural Property: Archaeology, Ethics, and Law

    CLSC 321 Archaeology of the Middle East

    CLSC 398 Special Topics, depending on the subject and approval of the minor program coordinator

    GEOG 260 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

    GEOG 365 Advanced Spatial Analysis

    Up to three units of archaeological field school transfer credit and/or study-abroad archaeology courses, with approval of the minor program coordinator, may apply to the archaeology minor. Up to two units of archaeologically-focused independent study (CLSC 498), with approval of the minor program coordinator may apply to the archaeology minor. Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.