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Department of Anthropology

Minor in Archaeology

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements ARCHMIN

The Minor in Archaeology offers students the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate studies with coursework on material culture and how humanity's past informs our present and future. Options for the minor include courses on early human evolution and tool use, ancient civilizations, cultural resource management, museum studies, and archaeological methods.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-P 200 Introduction to Archaeology
  2. Archaeological Methods. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-P 301 Archaeological Methods and Analyses
    • ANTH-P 330 Historical Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 332 Industrial Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 345 Indigenous Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 380 Prehistoric Diet and Nutrition
    • ANTH-P 385 Lithic Technological Organization
    • ANTH-P 390 Geoarchaeology
    • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
    • ANTH-P 406 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 407 Archaeological Curation
    • ANTH-P 425 Faunal Osteology
    • ANTH-P 426 Problems in Zooarchaeology
    • ANTH-X 480 Fieldwork in Archaeology (Recommended course)
  3. Archaeology of a Geographic Region. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-P 230 Archaeology of the Ancient Maya
    • ANTH-P 330 Historical Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 332 Industrial Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 350 Archaeology of Mexico
    • ANTH-P 361 Archaeology of the Midwestern United States
    • ANTH-P 370 Archaeology of the Andes
    • ANTH-X 480 Fieldwork in Archaeology
    • CLAS-C 412 The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean
    • CLAS-C 413 The Art and Archaeology of Greece
    • CLAS-C 414 The Art and Archaeology of the Roman World
    • CLAS-C 419
  4. Archaeology Electives.
    1. Elective. One (1) course:
      • ANTH-A 107 Becoming Human: Evolving Genes, Bodies, Behaviors, Ideas
      • ANTH-A 410 Anthropology Capstone Seminar (with departmental approval)
      • ANTH-P 215 Sex in the Ancient City: An Archaeology of Sex
      • ANTH-P 230 Archaeology of the Ancient Maya
      • ANTH-P 240 Archaeology and the Movies
      • ANTH-P 250 Introductory World Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 301 Archaeological Methods and Analyses
      • ANTH-P 302 Invention and Technology
      • ANTH-P 305 Underwater Archeology
      • ANTH-P 330 Historical Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 332 Industrial Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 350 Archaeology of Mexico
      • ANTH-P 361 Archaeology of the Midwestern United States
      • ANTH-P 363 North American Prehistory through Fiction
      • ANTH-P 370 Archaeology of the Andes
      • ANTH-P 375 Food in the Ancient World
      • ANTH-P 380 Prehistoric Diet and Nutrition
      • ANTH-P 385 Lithic Technological Organization
      • ANTH-P 390 Geoarchaeology
      • ANTH-P 399 Undergraduate Seminar
      • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
      • ANTH-P 406 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 407 Archaeological Curation
      • ANTH-P 409 Archaeological Ethics
      • ANTH-P 411 Archaeology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
      • ANTH-P 425 Faunal Osteology
      • ANTH-P 426 Problems in Zooarchaeology
      • ANTH-P 430 Archaeology of Violence and Conflict
      • ANTH-P 440 Archaeology of Space and Place
      • ANTH-P 445 Pots and People
      • ANTH-X 480 Fieldwork in Archaeology
      • Up to 3 total credit hours of the following:
        • ANTH-X 476 Museum Practicum
        • ANTH-X 477 Fieldwork in Anthropology
        • ANTH-X 478 Practicum in Anthropology
        • ANTH-X 479 Fieldwork in Bioanthropology
        • ANTH-X 490 Individual Readings in Anthropology
      • COLL-C 103 Critical Approaches to the Arts and Humanities (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • COLL-C 104 Critical Approaches to the Social and Historical Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • COLL-C 105 Critical Approaches to the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. Advanced Elective. One (1) additional course:
      • ANTH-A 410 Anthropology Capstone Seminar (with departmental approval)
      • ANTH-P 301 Archaeological Methods and Analyses
      • ANTH-P 302 Invention and Technology
      • ANTH-P 305 Underwater Archeology
      • ANTH-P 330 Historical Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 332 Industrial Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 350 Archaeology of Mexico
      • ANTH-P 361 Archaeology of the Midwestern United States
      • ANTH-P 363 North American Prehistory through Fiction
      • ANTH-P 370 Archaeology of the Andes
      • ANTH-P 375 Food in the Ancient World
      • ANTH-P 380 Prehistoric Diet and Nutrition
      • ANTH-P 385 Lithic Technological Organization
      • ANTH-P 390 Geoarchaeology
      • ANTH-P 399 Undergraduate Seminar
      • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
      • ANTH-P 406 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
      • ANTH-P 407 Archaeological Curation
      • ANTH-P 409 Archaeological Ethics
      • ANTH-P 411 Archaeology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
      • ANTH-P 425 Faunal Osteology
      • ANTH-P 426 Problems in Zooarchaeology
      • ANTH-P 430 Archaeology of Violence and Conflict
      • ANTH-P 440 Archaeology of Space and Place
      • ANTH-P 445 Pots and People
      • ANTH-X 480 Fieldwork in Archaeology
      • Up to 3 total credit hours of the following:
        • ANTH-X 476 Museum Practicum
        • ANTH-X 477 Fieldwork in Anthropology
        • ANTH-X 478 Practicum in Anthropology
        • ANTH-X 479 Fieldwork in Bioanthropology
        • ANTH-X 490 Individual Readings in Anthropology
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the ANTH-P subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (ANTHBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Linguistics (ANTHLNGBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Anthropology (LINGANTBA)
  • Certificate in Global Human Diversity (GLHMDVACRT)
  • Certificate in the Ethnography of Communication (ETHCOMACRT)
  • Minor in Anthropology (ANTHMIN)
  • Minor in Medical Anthropology (MEDANTHMIN)
  • Minor in the Anthropology of Food (FOODMIN)
  • [Name unavailable] (ETHCOMMMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.