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Archaeology Minor

Phone: 843.953.5485

James Newhard, Director/Coordinator

At the College of Charleston, faculty from across four schools teach courses that expose students to the fundamentals and applications of archaeology. The minor program recognizes the completion of a course of study designed to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of a field that routinely integrates elements of the social sciences, humanities, arts, and natural sciences. This program serves as a means to unify and coordinate archaeological study at the College of Charleston and to provide a forum for intellectual contact between faculty and students.

Requirements

Credit Hours: 22-28

Required courses (10)

ANTH 202

Archaeology

CLAS 104

Introduction to Classical Archaeology

GEOL 101/101L

Dynamic Earth w/lab (4) or

GEOL 103/103L

Environmental Geology w/lab (4) or

HONS 155/155L

Honors Geology I w/lab (4)

Electives (9–10)

Students will take one elective course from each of the following groups: social sciences; humanities and arts; and natural sciences.

Social Sciences (3)

ANTH 302

Archaeology of North America

ANTH 303

Paleolithic Archaeology

ANTH 304

Rise of Complex Civilization

ANTH 305

Prehistoric Art and Ritual

ANTH 309

Special Topics in Archaeology

ANTH 318

Theories on the Origins of Agriculture

ANTH 328

Aztecs, Maya, and Their Ancestors

Arts and Humanities (3)

ARTH 220

History of Greek and Roman Art

ARTH 290

Special Topics in Art History (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

ARTH 205

Pre-Columbian Art and Culture

ARTH 338

American Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture

ARTH 340

Special Topics in Art History (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

ARTH 350

History of Early Christian and Byzantine Art

CLAS 121

Classical Greece (travel course)

CLAS 122

Bronze Age Greece (travel course)

CLAS 290

Special Topics in Classics (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

CLAS 303

Topics in Classical Civilization (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

HIST 230

Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia

HIST 270

Special Topics in Pre-Modern History (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

HIST 320

Special Topics in Lowcountry History (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

HIST 370

Special Topics in Pre-Modern History (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

HPCP 199

Introduction to Historic Preservation

HPCP 275

History of Land Design

HPCP 375

Landscape Preservation and Design

HPCP 420

Preservation Law and Economics

Natural Sciences (3–4)

BIOL 332

Vertebrate Zoology

BIOL 340

Zoogeography

CHEM 583

Special Topics in Chemistry (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

GEOL 272

Stratigraphy and Sedimentation

GEOL 235

Geology and Civilization

GEOL 275

Geomorphology

GEOL 240

Special Topics in Geology (when the subject substantially involves archaeological material)

GEOL 314

Introduction to Remote Sensing

GEOL 449

Geographic Information Systems

Capstone Experience: Fieldwork (3–8)

A hands-on application of theory and methods through fieldwork or lab work forms the capstone experience.*

ANTH 493

Field School (8)

or

 

CLAS 221

Field Methods in Classical Archaeology I and

CLAS 222

Field Methods in Classical Archaeology II

or

 

ARCH 400

Archaeological Internship

*NOTE: Students may transfer 3 to 6 credit hours in fieldwork from another institution. This option accommodates students who have a particular interest in archaeological research outside the confines of opportunities available at the College of Charleston. Decisions upon acceptance of outside field experience will be determined by the program director.