Anthropology: Archaeology

Anthropology: Archaeology
BA
Hours53.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Requirement 2 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
Old world archaeology courses (Note: Anthr 390R and 590R must be an old world topic. Only 6 hours may be taken in 390R courses to count in the major. They may be taken as electives beyond this point):
Requirement 3 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
New world archaeology courses (Note: Anthr 390R and 590R must be a new world topic. Only 6 hours may be taken in 390R courses to count in the major. They may be taken as electives beyond this point):
Requirement 6 Complete 6.0 hours from the following Options
A. Museum:
Option 6.2 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following Courses
B. Practicum, internship, applications:
ANTHR 441 - (Not currently offered)
Option 6.3 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following Courses
c. Electives - additional (no double counting) courses selected from old world archaeology, new world archaeology, ethnography, or systems and institutions courses:
Requirement 7 Complete 4 Options
Complete the following in sequential order:
Option 7.1 Complete 1 Course
Option 7.2 Complete 6.0 hours from the following Courses
Option 7.3 Complete 1 Course
Option 7.4 Complete 1 Course
Program Outcomes

Evidence Collection and Analysis

Program graduates will be prepared to analyze & understand the activities, social forms, and material products of ancient peoples. Graduates will be able to appropriately excavate, analyze, and explain the conditions, cultural contexts, and social and political systems of organization of a society or civilization including, but not limited to, its systems of economy, kinship, law, art, architecture, and religion.

Effective and Professional Communication

Graduates will be able to write clearly & precisely in all types of communication demanded by the discipline. Archaeology requires mastery of research and descriptive communication in three major areas: 1) Archaeological field notes recording the characteristics of, and excavation data derived from, an archaeological site; 2) Statistical analysis as well as applications of digital archaeological formats necessary in obtaining, transferring, and applying this information in the discipline; 3) Composition that clearly communicates the results of research and excavation in the field whose end products lead to both unpublished and published site reports, journal articles, book chapters, exhibition panels, government (both national and international) archaeological and cultural heritage site reports, and other types of written and digital materials required within the discipline and archaeological professions.

Original Research

Graduates will be able to apply their geographical, methodological, and theoretical knowledge in original research projects.

Oral Presentations

Students will be required to give an oral presentation of at least 10-15 minutes duration covering an archaeological topic in a minimum of two-thirds of their classes in order to prepare them for professional public presentations in the discipline.

Archaeological Techniques and Field Skills

Students will learn and demonstrate appropriate survey and excavation techniques through participation in an on-site Archaeological Field School as a requirement for graduation in the program.

Archaeological Techniques and Field Experience

Students will learn and demonstrate appropriate survey and excavation techniques through participation in an on-site Archaeological Field School as a requirement for graduation in the program.

Hands-On Experience

Students will be given multiple types of hands-on field and museum mentored experiences involving the practices of archaeology and will thus learn by doing, rather than just listening and observing.

Social Theory

Program graduates will understand and apply essential frameworks of contemporary social theory to comprehend the nature of human agency and action, the relationship between actors and social structures, the role of meaning in human cognition, and the relationship between people and things as evidenced in the analysis of archaeological sites and artifacts.

Effective Communication

Students will be able to write clearly and approapriately in all the formats required by the discipline

Effective Communication

Students will be able to write clearly and appropriately in all types of communication required by the discipline (field notes, descriptions of field work, presentation of the results of analyses, etc.).