Minor Requirements

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

  • Core Courses (24 credits required) 

    •  or CLAS 122 The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory (not offered 2023-24)
    •  or CLAS 123 Greek Archaeology and Art (not offered 2023-24)
    •  or CLAS 124 Roman Archaeology and Art
    • GEOL 210 Geomorphology
    •  or GEOL 258 Geomorphology of Soils (not offered 2023-24)

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

  • Capstone Seminar (6 credits required):
    • ARCN 395 Archaeology: Science, Ethics, Nationalism and Cultural Property
  • 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 director of the minor.

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 director of the minor, 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 211: Coercion and Exploitation: Material Histories of Labor · not offered in 2023-24
  • ARCN 222: Experimental Archaeology and Experiential History
  • ARCN 251: Greece at a Crossroads: History, Landscape, and Material Culture Program: Digital Archaeology and Virtual Reality
  • ARTH 101: Introduction to Art History I
  • CLAS 119: Under the Ashes of Vesuvius · not offered in 2023-24
  • CLAS 122: The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory: From the Beginning to the Classical Age · not offered in 2023-24
  • CLAS 123: Greek Archaeology and Art · not offered in 2023-24
  • CLAS 124: Roman Archaeology and Art
  • CLAS 145: Ancient Greek Religion · not offered in 2023-24
  • CLAS 200: Greece at a Crossroads: History, Landscape, and Material Culture
  • CLAS 385: Islands in Time: Insular Life, Culture, and History in the Mediterranean World · not offered in 2023-24
  • DGAH 210: Spatial Humanities
  • DGAH 264: Visualizing the Ancient City
  • ENTS 120: Introduction to Geospatial Analysis & Lab
  • GEOL 110: Introduction to Geology and Lab
  • GEOL 120: Introduction to Environmental Geology & Lab · not offered in 2023-24
  • 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 2023-24
  • GEOL 258: Geology of Soils and Lab · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 138: Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 201: Rome Program: Building Power and Piety in Medieval Italy, CE 300-1150 · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 233: The Byzantine World and Its Neighbors, 750-ca. 1453 · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 238: The Viking World
  • HIST 246: Making Early Medieval England · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 278: The Aztecs and Their World
  • HIST 338: Digital History, Public Heritage & Deep Mapping · not offered in 2023-24
  • LTAM 220: Eating the Americas: 5,000 Years of Food
  • SOAN 110: Introduction to Anthropology