About the Program
The minor in archaeology requires students to complete at least 24 credits following the schedule below. First, all students complete 8 credits of core courses. The core courses provide the foundation in archaeological methods and theories and reconstructions of human societies of the past. Second, students select a course with a regional or topical emphasis. Participation in a field project is also encouraged, since relating ideas to practice is best accomplished in archaeology through actual field research. A course in laboratory methods may be selected in place of a field course. Third, all students participate in a capstone course, ANTH 330/Selected Topics in Archaeological Method and Theory. Electives should be chosen in consultation with the program director. Additional courses offered irregularly may be applicable. Consult archaeology course listings each semester.
Students should plan their minor with flexibility, taking particular note of courses that have prerequisites and/or are scheduled in alternate years. Independent study or honors research on appropriate subjects may be applied to the minor for up to 4 credits with the approval of the program director.
Students who declare an anthropology major and an archaeology minor must include among the courses selected for the minor at least 8 credits of course work from a discipline other than anthropology.
- Director: Maria Masucci, Professor of Anthropology