Archaeology Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

E-mail:anthro@illinois.edu

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level Anthropology courses must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60- 75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: The department may award distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction to any Anthropology major whose overall and major grade point averages are 3.25 or higher; and who successfully completes 33 hours of anthropology courses, including 4-6 hours of ANTH 494 and ANTH 495 resulting in an Honors Thesis. The level of distinction is based on evaluation of the honors thesis.  See the departmental academic advisor for details.

All students must discuss their selection of coursework with a departmental adviser.

When a course is listed under two or more categories, the student may decide which of the requirements the course should fulfill; however, it may not be used to fulfill more than one of those requirements.
Anthropology Core Courses9
Choose 3 of the following core courses. Students may make one substitution for 1 of the 3 required courses, choosing from the option listed.
Introduction to Archaeology
World Archaeology
Sociocultural Anthropology
Anthro in a Changing World
Biological Anthropology
Human Origins and Culture
Language in Culture
Talking Culture
Archaeology Courses (18 hours distributed as follows):
One course in Cultural archaeology history chosen from the following:3
People of the Ice Age
Aztec Civilization
ANTH 419
The Prehistory of Africa
North American Archeology
The Ancient Maya
Two courses in Methods/Materials analysis chosen from the following:6
People of the Ice Age
Case Studies Global Heritage
Archaeological Surveying
Stone Tool Technology Analysis
Landscape Archaeology
Heritage Management
Museum Theory and Practice
Pottery Analysis
Three Archaeology courses chosen from the following:9
People of the Ice Age
Aztec Civilization
ANTH 419
Case Studies Global Heritage
The Prehistory of Africa
North American Archeology
Archaeological Surveying
Stone Tool Technology Analysis
Landscape Archaeology
The Ancient Maya
Heritage Management
Hist of Archaeological Theory
Museum Theory and Practice
Pottery Analysis
Additional Archaeology Anthropology coursework (9 hours distributed as follows):
One course in Biological Anthropology 3
Two courses related to the student’s area of emphasis and approved by the departmental advisor6
Research and Service Learning Coursework
ANTH 454Archaeological Field School3
ANTH 455Lab Analysis in Archaeology3
Senior Capstone Project3-6
Choose one option below (Honors Thesis or Senior Capstone Seminar or Research) in consultation with the departmental advisor:
Honors Thesis- 6 hours. Two consecutive semesters of research resulting in a written thesis
Honors Senior Thesis I
Honors Senior Thesis II
Senior Capstone Seminar (Independent Research)- 3 hours
Senior Capstone Seminar
Research and/or Additional Field School- 3-6 hours. Further data analysis and a research report associated with ANTH 455 or an additional approved ANTH 454-Archaeology Field School and ANTH 455- Lab Analysis in Archaeology)
Total Hours45