2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Archaeology: Concentration in Americas Archaeology [ARC_AARC] or World Archaeology [ARC_WARC]


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The Anthropology/Sociology Derpartment  offers the major in Archaeology which is the discipline within anthropology that studies prehistoric and historic societies in worldwide contexts. The archaeological discipline offers a balance between the scientific investigation and culture-based understanding of past societies through their material remains and their environmental settings.

Archaeology majors may choose between the Americas or World Archaeology concentrations, both of which are seated solidly in an anthropological archaeology paradigm, in which students gain a firm cultural anthropological basis for exploring ancestral and prehistoric cultures of these geographical regions. Students also acquire basic knowledge of the scientific and laboratory-based methods employed in the discipline.

There is also a minor in archaeology which is particularly suitable for those interested in the teaching professions who must be prepared to teach about global cultures both past and present.

Career Potential

  • Teaching (all levels at elementary and secondary schools)
  • State and Federal advisory positions (e.g. Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Cultural Resource/Land Management/Environmental Agencies
  • National and State Park Service
  • Public Archaeology Facilities
  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • College Professor
  • Museum Curator
  • Laboratory (archaeobotanical/archaeozoological/archaeometric) consultant/technician

A. Required Americas Archaeology Core - six credit hours


B. Culture Area Courses - six credit hours


Select two courses from the following:

C. Field Courses - three credit hours


Select one course from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


A. Required World Archaeology Core - six credit hours


B. Culture Area Courses - six credit hours


Select two courses from the following:

C. Field Courses - three credit hours


Select one course from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Americas Archaeology over Four Years


First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-17


  • Foreign Language course
  • Two GE courses

Spring Total credit hours: 15-16


  • GE 1 - Quantatitive Skills course
  • Foreign Language course
  • GE course

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Two GE courses
  • Foreign Language course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Two GE courses
  • Foregin Language course

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 18


  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Archaeology elective course
  • Two GE course
  • Elective course
  • Presentation Skills course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Four elective courses

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Archaeology elective course
  • Anthropology fieldwork/lab course
  • Three elective courses

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Four electives

Example of the B.A. in World Archaeology over Four Years


First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-17


  • Foreign Language course
  • Two GE courses

Spring Total credit hours: 15-16


  • GE 1 - Quantatitive Skills course
  • Foreign Language course
  • GE course

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Two GE courses
  • Foreign Language course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Two GE courses
  • Foregin Language course

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 18


  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Archaeology elective course
  • Two GE course
  • Elective course
  • Presentation Skills course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Four elective courses

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • Archaeology elective course
  • Anthropology fieldwork/lab course
  • Three elective courses

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Four electives

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