Academic Program

Major and Minor Requirements

Studying Artifacts

Major Requirements: Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major-Concentration in Archaeology (Bachelor of Arts)

Required: 122 Semester Hours
Minimum 33 semester hours distributed as follows

  1. Core Requirements (15 hours)
    • ATY 258 Introduction to Archaeology Through World Prehistory
    • ATY 360 Methods in Archaeology
    • CCI 211 Introduction to Greek Archaeology
    • CCI 212 Introduction to Roman Archaeology
    • GEO 121 Introduction to Geographic Information Science
  2. Area Requirements (6 hours with 3 from each category)
    • Old World Archaeology:
      • ATY 341 Paleolithic Archaeology
      • CCI 312 The Art and Archaeology of Egypt
      • CCI 313 Archaeology of the Aegean
      • CCI 314 Ancient Cities
      • HIS 380 Topics in the Near and Middle East
    • New World Archaeology:
      • ATY 334 Latin American Archaeology
      • ATY 340 North American Archaeology
      • ATY 370 Historical Archaeology
      • ATY 434 Archaeology of South America
      • ATY 462 Archaeology of the Southeastern United States
  3. Analytical Methods and Techniques (6 hours, with no more than 3 hours coming from ATY 378/578, ATY 478, or CCI 401)
    • ATY 378/578 Historical Archaeology Field Techniques (ATY 578 is cross listed with HIS 578)
    • ATY 477 Zooarchaeology (Prerequisite: ATY 258)
    • ATY 478 Field Methods in Archaeology
    • ATY 479 Analysis of Archaeological Data
    • ATY 501 Selected Topics in Anthropology (if Archaeology)
    • ATY 553 Human Osteology
    • ATY 559 Disease and Nutrition in Ancient Populations
    • CCI 401 Archaeological Practicum
    • GEO 314, 314L Physical Geography: Landscape Processes (Prerequisite: GEO 103)
    • GEO 357 Principles of Cartography (Prerequisite: GEO 121)
    • GEO 359 Remote Sensing (Prerequisite: GEO 121)
    • GEO 421 Geographic Information Science
  4. Electives (6 hours from any of the above courses or the following related courses)
    • ART 281 Ceramics I
    • ART 285 Photography
    • ATY 213 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    • ATY 308 Lost Tribes and Sunken Lands
    • ATY 440 Archaeological Perspectives on Migration and Diaspora
    • ATY 449 Gender Archaeology
    • ATY 501 Selected Topics in Anthropology (if in Archaeology)
    • ATY 523 Applied Archaeology: Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology
    • CCI 360 Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Britain and Gaul (Prerequisite: CCI 212)
    • CCI 365 Archaeology of the Roman Provinces: Asia Minor and Syria (Prerequisite: CCI 212)
    • CCI 450 Internship in Classical Studies
    • CCI 475 Archaeology of Death in the Classical World
    • CCI 512 The Archaeology of Roman Daily Life
    • GEO 358 Geographic Information Systems
    • HIS 220 The Ancient World

Under special circumstances and with the permission of the Committee, some required courses may be substituted for others.

Archaeology Minor

A minimum of 15 hours with 9 hours chosen from the Core Requirements and 3 hours chosen from each category of the Area Requirements.