Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
11.3 Archaeology

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The Undergraduate Co-ordinator assists all Archaeology majors and minors in planning their academic programs. For this purpose students should register with the Department at an early stage of their studies.

In addition to the Archaeology core program outlined under General Degree, First Courses, students may wish to follow Table 1 Suggested Course Progression for Bioarchaeology/Archaeological Science Specialization Area of a Major in Archaeology or Table 2 Suggested Course Progression for Historical Archaeology Specialization Area of a Major in Archaeology below.

Archaeology course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Archaeology and are designated by ARCH.

11.3.1 General Degree
11.3.1.1 First Courses

The student majoring in Archaeology must meet the requirements listed under Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Arts. Under these Regulations, a minimum of 36 credit hours in Archaeology is required. Students wishing to concentrate in this option must complete the Required Courses Archaeology 1030, 2480, 4182, and 4411. In addition, students are required to take 3 credit hours from Group l (Core Courses); 9 credit hours from Group 2 (Field and Laboratory Courses); 3 credit hours from Group 3 (Regional Courses); and 6 credit hours from Group 4 (Topical Courses).

Course Groupings for the Archaeology Program:

Required Courses: 1030, 2480, 4182, 4411.

Group 1 (Core Courses): 2430, 2450, 2590.

Group 2 (Field and Laboratory Courses): 3040, 3583, 3585, 3586, 3587, 3591, 3650, 3710, 3800, 3850, 3900, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4171, 4191.

Group 3 (Regional Courses): 2481, 3290, 3291, 3500, 3505, 3510, 3515, 3520, 3525, 3580, 3588, 3592, 3651.

Group 4 (Topical Courses): 3001, 3020, 3561, 3582, 3584, 3590, 3593, 3594, 3750, 3860, 4041, 4043, 4150, 4172, 4173, 4500, 4994.

Table 1 Suggested Course Progression for Bioarchaeology/Archaeological Science Specialization Area of a Major in Archaeology

Term

Courses

First Year

Second Year

Students are strongly recommended to take the Archaeology Field School after their second or third year of study. The courses associated with the field school include ARCH 3583 (Intersession), ARCH 3585 and ARCH 3586 (Spring), and these count towards the Field and Laboratory course requirements (9 credit hours).

Third Year

  • ARCH 3020
  • ARCH 4041
  • ARCH 4043
  • 3 credit hours from Group 3 (Regional Courses)

Students are strongly recommended to take the Archaeology Field School after their second or third year of study. The courses associated with the field school include ARCH 3583 (Intersession), ARCH 3585 and ARCH 3586 (Spring), and these count towards the Field and Laboratory course requirements (9 credit hours).

Fourth Year

Table 2 Suggested Course Progression for Historical Archaeology Specialization Area of a Major in Archaeology

Term

Courses

First Year

Second Year

Students are strongly recommended to take the Archaeology Field School after their second or third year of study. The courses associated with the field school include ARCH 3583 (Intersession), ARCH 3585 and ARCH 3586 (Spring), and these count towards the Field and Laboratory course requirements (9 credit hours).

Third Year

Students are strongly recommended to take the Archaeology Field School after their second or third year of study. The courses associated with the field school include ARCH 3583 (Intersession), ARCH 3585 and ARCH 3586 (Spring), and these count towards the Field and Laboratory course requirements (9 credit hours).

Fourth Year

11.3.1.2 Minor

A minor in Archaeology may be achieved by completing the following courses: Archaeology 1030 and 2480; 6 credit hours in Archaeology courses at the 3000-level; 3 credit hours in Archaeology courses at the 4000-level, 9 credit hours chosen from Archaeology courses at any level, except Archaeology 2491, 2492 or 2493.

11.3.2 Honours Degree
  1. Students intending an Honours program are required to be majors and must complete 60 credit hours in Archaeology, including Archaeology 4994 and Archaeology 4995 (or Archaeology 4996). Students must also meet the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Arts, and Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts.

11.3.3 Regulations for Joint Honours, Archaeology and Another Major Subject
  1. Students must fulfill the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts.

  2. Students must complete 42 credit hours in Archaeology courses and include the following:

    1. Archaeology 1030;

    2. Archaeology 2430, 2480 and 3 other credit hours in Archaeology at the 2000 level;

    3. 15 credit hours in Archaeology courses at the 3000 level, chosen in consultation with an Honours supervisor; and

    4. Archaeology 4182 and 4411 and 9 other Archaeology credit hours at the 4000 level, with a grade of “B” or better.