B.A. in Anthropology: Archaeology Concentration

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Program Description

The Archaeology concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology degree deepens students' understanding of people and cultures. Students gain experience through archaeological digs, laboratory research, forensic casework and other opportunities.  

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ANT 100  Introduction to Anthropology 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Free Elective 3
General Education OR Minor Courses 6
   
Second Semester 15
ANT 290  Archaeology 3
Free Electives 6
General Education OR Minor Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ANT 355  Prehistoric American Indians 3
MAT 215  Statistics  OR  PSY 220  Descriptive Statistics 3
Free Elective
3
General Education OR Minor Courses
6
   
Fourth Semester 15
ANT 341  Research Lab in Archaeology 3
ANT 360  Historic Sites Archaeology 3
Free Electives 3
General Education OR Minor Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
ANT 400  Fundamentals of Archaeological Theory
3
ANT 421  Anthropological Thought
3
Free Elective
3
General Education OR Minor Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
ANT 445  Advanced Methods in Archaeology
3
Related Elective* 3
Free Electives
6
General Education OR Minor Course
3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ANT 499  Senior Seminar in Anthropology 3
Free Electives 9
General Education OR Minor Course 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
ANT 498  Seminar in Archaeology  3
Free Electives 9
General Education or Minor Course 3
Total 120

* Related Electives

  • ANT 101  Archaeology Field School (extra)
  • ANT 200  Old World Prehistory
  • ANT 220  Aztecs, Mayas and Incas
  • ANT 231  Medical Anthropology
  • ANT/BIO 232  Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 255  World Ethnology
  • ANT 280  Indians of North America
  • ANT 300  Cultural Views of Women
  • ANT 345  Cultural Politics of Food and Eating
  • ANT 370  Forensic Archaeology
  • ANT 379  Special Problems in Anthropology
  • ANT 385  Primate Social Behavior
  • ANT 390  Human Origins
  • ANT (3 credits)

Note: ANT 101 Archaeology Field School (extra) is required of all anthropology majors and is typically offered every other summer.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/archaeology/index.aspx