Minor Requirements

A total of forty-eight credits are required for the minor, including:

  • Core Courses (24 credits required) 

    • ARCN 246 Archaeological Methods
    • ARCN 111 Archaeology of the Americas (not offered 2022-23)
    •  or CLAS 122 The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory (not offered 2022-23)
    •  or CLAS 123 Greek Archaeology and Art (not offered 2022-23)
    •  or CLAS 124 Roman Archaeology and Art (not offered 2022-23)
    • GEOL 210 Geomorphology
    •  or GEOL 258 Geomorphology of Soils (not offered 2022-23)

              (Note: there is a prerequisite of one 100-level geology courses to enroll
              in either of these courses)

  • Capstone Seminar (6 credits required):
    • ARCN 395 Archaeology: Science, Ethics, Nationalism and Cultural Property (not offered 2022-23)
  • Supporting Courses (18 credits required):

Supporting courses may be drawn from any of the core courses listed above (beyond the 24 credits required), or from selected other ARCN pertinent courses (listed below). In each course the student must (at a minimum) complete a project with an explicit focus on the interpretation of archaeological materials. In certain circumstances another course (one not listed as ARCN pertinent) may be substituted with the approval of the Archaeology Program director, provided the requirement of completing an archaeological project of sufficient scale is also fulfilled. An archaeological field school or independent study may also count toward one of the required supporting courses with approval of the program director.

The director of the minor can advise students about which courses may fulfill these requirements. These courses are in many College departments and include courses taught by visiting professors. Students are encouraged to consult with the program director, who is available to help students and instructors of supporting courses. The following courses with ARCN pertinent designations can be applied to the Minor. Note that 100-level Geology courses may, but do not always, count as supporting courses.

  • ARCN 111 Archaeology of the Americas
  • ARCN 222 Experimental Archaeology and Experiential History
  • ARTH 101 Introduction to Art History I
  • CLAS 122 The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory: From the Beginning to the Classical Age
  • CLAS 123 Greek Archaeology and Art (not offered in 2021-22)
  • CLAS 124 Roman Archaeology and Art
  • CLAS 145 Ancient Greek Religion (not offered in 2021-22)
  • CLAS 385 Islands in Time: Insular Life, Culture, and History in the Mediterranean World
  • GEOL 110 Introduction to Geology and Lab
  • GEOL 115 Climate Change in Geology and Lab (not offered in 2021-22)
  • GEOL 120 Introduction to Environmental Geology & Lab
  • GEOL 125 Introduction to Field Geology and Lab
  • GEOL 210 Geomorphology and Lab
  • GEOL 245 “When the Earth Shook…” Earthquakes in Human History and Lab (not offered in 2021-22)
  • GEOL 258 Geology of Soils and Lab (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 100 Migration and Mobility in the Medieval North
  • HIST 133 Crisis, Creativity, and Transformation in Late Antiquity
  • HIST 138 Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2021-22)
  • HIST 233 The Byzantine World and Its Neighbors, 750-ca. 1453
  • HIST 238 The Viking World
  • HIST 338 Digital History, Public Heritage & Deep Mapping (not offered in 2021-22)
  • SOAN 110 Introduction to Anthropology