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Required Courses

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Students must take one course (3 hours each, 9 total) from each of the groups below and two electives (3 hours each, 6 total). Students are encouraged to take an elective from each of the natural and social sciences. Students wishing to take a course not listed below should contact the CPAS faculty advisor.

Once you believe you have completed all of the required courses, please fill out an application form and send to the CPAS faculty advisor

Group 1: Scientific Methods in Archaeology

Courses should provide a solid methodological grounding in one or more fields of archaeological science.

ANTH 4025 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry in Anthropology

ANTH 4095 Underwater Archaeology

ANTH (ECOL) 4210 Zooarchaeology

ANTH (ECOL) 4290 Environmental Archaeology

ANTH 4265 Bioarchaeology

GEOL (ANTH) 4340 Archaeometry

ANTH 4500 Molecular Past

GEOL (ANTH) 4700 Archaeological Geology

ANTH 4730 Human Osteology


Group 2: Cultural Context for Archaeology

Courses should be grounded in a regional approach and/or context for archaeological practice.

CLAS(ANTH) 3015 Introduction to Classical Archaeology

CLAS(ANTH) 3015E Introduction to Classical Archaeology

ANTH 3220 Intro to Prehistoric Archaeology

ANTH 3250 Old World Archaeology

ANTH 3270 (LACS) (NAMS) New World Archaeology

ANTH (NAMS) 4080 Archaeology of the Southwest

ANTH (NAMS) 4310 Archaeology of Eastern North America

ANTH (LACS) (NAMS) 4460 The Aztecs and Maya

CLAS 4100 Ancient Roman Cities

CLAS 4130 Archaeology of Rome’s Provinces

CLAS 4180 Archaeology of Late Antiquity

CLAS 4195 Archaeology of Anatolia

CLAS 4350 Ancient Rome


Group 3: Field School Experience

Students are required to complete a field school in archaeology or an associated discipline

ANTH 4200 Field Methods in Archaeology

ANTH 4240 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology

ANTH (GEOL) 4960H Directed Readings and/or Projects (Honors Field School)

CLAS 4150 Practicum in Classical Archaeology

GEOG 4060 Field and Laboratory Methods in Physical Geography

GEOG 4070 Field Study in Geomorphology

GEOL 4270 Geology Field School

GEOL 4660 Field Course in Shallow Geophysics


Group 4: Elective Courses

Elective courses offer detailed studies in soils, geography, geology and human cultures of the ancient and recent past. Students must take two classes from these lists, ideally (though not necessarily) one each in the natural and social sciences.

Natural Sciences Group

ANTH 4720/4720L Forensic Anthropology

ANTH 4010 Historical Ecology

CRSS (GEOL) 4540/4540L Pedology

GEOG 3010 General Geomorphology

GEOG 4020 Fluvial Geomorphology

GEOG 4040 Global Environment Change during the Quaternary

GEOG 4370/4370L Geographical Information Science

GEOL 3010/3010L Earth Materials*

GEOL 3020/3020L Surficial and Near-Surficial Processes*

GEOL 4500 Sedimentary Geology

GEOG 4370/4370E Geographic Information Science

* Open to Geology majors or minors only


Social Science and Humanities Group

ANTH 3210 The Archaeology of Warfare

ANTH 3230 Material Culture

ANTH 3250 Prehistory of Europe

ANTH 3290 Celtic and Pre-Celtic Archaeology

ANTH 4010 Historical Ecology

ANTH (NAMS) 4080 Archaeology of the Southwest

ANTH 4230 Archaeological Theory

ANTH 4250 Cultural Resource Management

ANTH 4262 Transitions from Foraging to Farming

ANTH (NAMS) 4315 Archaeology of Georgia

ANTH (LACS) (NAMS) 4460 The Aztecs and Maya

ANTH 4061 Paleoanthropology

ANTH 4710/4710L Human Origins

ANTH 4790 Human Adaptations

ANTH 4850 Archaeology and Society

ARHI 3000 Ancient Art

ARHI 3002 Greek Art and Architecture

ARHI 3004 Roman Art and Archiecture

ARHI 4000 Hellenistic Greek Art

ARHI(CLAS) 4002 Greek and Roman Painting

ARHI(CLAS) 4004 The Roman Villa

ARHI(CLAS) 4006 Color in Ancient Art

ARHI(CLAS) 4008/6008 Ancient Roman Sculpture

CLAS 3000 Introduction to Classical Europe

CLAS 3040 Ancient Science and Technology

CLAS 4110 The Etruscans and Early Rome

CLAS 4160 Late Antiquity

CLAS 4170 Environmental History of Greece and Rome

CLAS 4190 Climate Change and Catastrophes in Antiquity

CLAS 4305 The Urban Tradition of Rome

CLAS 4350 Ancient Rome

CLAS 4380 Death: Antiquity and Its Legacy

CLAS 4390 Grand Tour: Visions and Revisions of Classical Antiquity

CLAS 4395 Legacy of Classical Antiquity

CLAS 4360 Daily Life of the Ancient World

CLAS 4400 The Art of Rome


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