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Archeological Studies

The Archeological Studies major is an interdisciplinary major administered by the Curricular Committee on Archeology. It is based on a program of interdepartmental offerings that covers the range of prehistoric and early historic cultures in the Old and New Worlds and introduces students to the analytic tools that facilitate archeological studies. The major draws on courses offered in the Departments of Art, Classics, Religion, and Anthropology which emphasize the archeology of the ancient Mediterranean and prehistoric worlds. The major is interdisciplinary in two respects. First, it requires students, regardless of their specific interests, to become acquainted with at least two archeological research perspectives among the three currently represented in the College curriculum. Second, it permits students to explore the interrelations between archeology and science in a manner that is consistent with current trends in both study and research.

Major. No fewer than 32 hours of course work distributed as follows:

1. 18 hours of course work including at least six hours each in two of the three areas of archeology now represented in the curriculum and drawn from the following: Art 107, 220, 222, 224, and 321; Anthropology 102, 103, 262, 266, 292, 463; Religion 206, 209. Among these, Anthropology 103 and one seminar are required of all majors.

2. Nine hours of course work in mathematics and natural science. Courses should be selected in close consultation with the major advisor from the following list: Biology 101, 118, 119, 120, 201, 203, 326; Chemistry 101, 102, 103, 205, 211; Geology 160, 161, 162, 201, 204, 242, 320, 330; Mathematics 100, 113, 114, 131, 132, 133, 134; Physics 103, 104, 110, 111.
Students who wish to apply courses not on this list to the requirement may petition the Curricular Committee on Archeology for approval to substitute.

3. Three to six hours of field or laboratory experience (Archeological Studies 200 or equivalent). This experience can be gained through internships or participation in an archeological field school.

4. Senior Project: All majors are required to undertake a research project during one semester of their senior year. These projects should involve more than one area or discipline. Senior projects may be pursued either within the context of existing seminars or as independent study courses. In either case, students must enroll in Archeological Studies 300 (1-3 credit hours) in consultation with the project advisor. An invitation from the Curricular Committee on Archeology to participate in the College Honors Program would replace the senior project requirement.

In addition, students may choose to concentrate in Classical Archeology, in which case Latin or Greek 202 (or the equivalent) and Classics 103 - History of Greece and Classics 104 - History of Rome are required. This concentration will be registered on the student's transcript.

Those students planning to study archeology at the graduate level should plan to have a reading knowledge of appropriate foreign languages and a familiarity with all relevant computer applications.

Winter Term projects, mini-courses, colloquia, and lectures are sponsored by the Curricular Committee. As in the College I.M. major, students may take reading courses as a means of integrating their interests.

For further information about the archeological studies major, students should contact Linda Grimm (Anthropology Department), or Susan Kane (Art Department).

Minor. There is no minor offered in Archeological Studies.

200. Archeological Field Course 4 hours
4 SS
Consent of instructor required.

300. Senior Project 1-3 hours
1-3SS
Consent of instructor required.

400. Honors 3-5 hours
3-5EX
Consent of instructor required.

995. Private Reading 1-3 hours
1-3EX
Notes: Available as extra-divisional credit only. Consent of instructor required.

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Courses

200. Archeological Field Course 4 hours
4 SS
Consent of instructor required.

300. Senior Project 1-3 hours
1-3SS
Consent of instructor required.

400. Honors 3-5 hours
3-5EX
Consent of instructor required.

995. Private Reading 1-3 hours
1-3EX
Notes: Available as extra-divisional credit only. Consent of instructor required.

 

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