Archaeology Minor (CLAS)
Professor Lillian Doherty
Advising will be coordinated in any given year by the faculty member who is teaching the required, cross-listed course. Contact Prof. Lillian Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Classics Department for information.
The interdisciplinary minor in Archaeology is intended to introduce students to the global importance of archaeology and its value as a mode of scholarly inquiry.
The minor requires a minimum of 15 credits and consists of three elements:
- A required 3-credit, 3xx-level course, Archaeological Methods and Practice, cross-listed as ANTH305, CLAS305, and ARTH305, to be offered once each year. There is a one-course prerequisite, to be chosen from among the following: ANTH240, CLAS180, or ARTH200.
- 3 to 6 credits in approved courses offering fieldwork experience. There are many options at UMCP, including historical archaeology courses in ANTH that do not require travel abroad. Study-abroad programs at other institutions must be approved in advance by a UMCP faculty member with the appropriate specialization.
- 6 to 9 credits in supporting courses involving subject matter that includes a significant focus on archaeology (in, e.g., ARCH, ANTH, ARTH, CLAS, HIST, JWST, LARC, RELS). A list of approved courses will be made available to students interested in the minor. The list will be updated as course offerings change.
As required for all minors, at least 9 credits overall must be in courses at the 3xx or 4xx level. The grade point average in the minor must be at least 2.0 and no grade below "C-" can be counted toward the minor. A maximum of 6 credits may be counted toward both the minor and the student’s major. A maximum of 6 credits earned at other institutions may be counted toward the minor.