Archaeological Studies courses
Director of undergraduate studies: William Honeychurch, Rm. 305, 51 Hillhouse Ave., 432-3676, firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCIL ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES
Anthropology Richard Burger (Chair), Andrew Hill, William Honeychurch, Roderick McIntosh, Eric Sargis, Anne Underhill
Classics, History of Art Milette Gaifman, Diana Kleiner
Geology & Geophysics Leo Hickey, Ronald Smith
History Valerie Hansen
History of Art Edward Cooke, Jr., Mary Miller
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations John Darnell, Karen Foster, Eckart Frahm, Colleen Manassa, Harvey Weiss
This special interdepartmental major is supervised by the University's Council on Archaeological Studies. Inquiries about the major may be addressed to the chair of the council, Richard Burger, Department of Anthropology, 10 Sachem Street, or to the director of undergraduate studies.
The major in Archaeological Studies provides a program of interdepartmental offerings covering prehistoric, early historic, and medieval cultures and cultural developments in the Old and New Worlds, and introduces students to the analytic tools that facilitate archaeological studies. The major is designed to expose students to a variety of archaeological research perspectives (anthropological, historical, art historical, and physical science), while emphasizing substantive studies. These include: (1) study of such prehistoric–early historic transformations as the origins of agriculture, cities and states, and early empires, and (2) study of the material culture, art, and architecture of the prehistoric, early historic, and medieval cultures of the Old and New Worlds, including the iconography of ancient cultures, the relationship between art and society in ancient cultures, ancient writing systems, and American historical archaeology.
Requirements of the major for the Class of 2014 and previous classes Students in the Class of 2014 and previous classes may fulfill the requirements of the Archaeological Studies major as described below for the Class of 2015 and subsequent classes. Alternatively, they may fulfill the requirements of the major that were in place when they entered it, as described in previous editions of this bulletin.
Requirements of the major for the Class of 2015 and subsequent classes The major consists of thirteen term courses including the senior project. The following six courses are required: an introductory survey; a summer course in field techniques or a Yale-affiliated summer research project, approved in advance by the Council; the introductory laboratory course ARCG 316L; an advanced laboratory course; a theory course; and the senior research project ARCG 491. The remaining seven courses required for the major must be distributed among the six subject areas represented by the departments and programs offering courses double-titled with Archaeological Studies, with three of those seven courses falling in different departments and programs. The departments and programs are: Anthropology, Classics, Environmental Studies, Geology and Geophysics, History of Art, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Some courses may be applied to categories other than the ones in which they are listed below, upon application to the director of undergraduate studies. For three of the seven archaeology electives students may, with permission of the director of undergraduate studies, substitute three courses from other departments in areas related to their research.
Students majoring in Archaeological Studies are strongly encouraged, but not required, to devote a second summer either to archaeological research in the field or laboratory, or to an additional field course in archaeology. Members of the Council faculty currently direct archaeological field projects in China, Syria, Egypt, Peru, Mali, Mongolia, and Guatemala. Qualified majors are encouraged to apply for research positions with these projects.
Senior requirement The final requirement for the major is a senior research project (ARCG 491) in some field of archaeology, preferably one involving more than one area or discipline.
Students majoring in Archaeological Studies should consult with the director of undergraduate studies at the beginning of each term.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE MAJOR
Number of courses 13 term courses (incl senior project)
Specific course required ARCG 316L
Distribution of courses 1 intro survey; 1 summer field techniques course or research project, as specified; 1 advanced lab; 1 theory course; 7 electives, at least 1 in each of 3 areas, as specified
Substitution permitted For 3 electives, 3 courses related to research, with DUS permission
Senior requirement Research project (ARCG 491)
Anthropology ARCG 171, 232, 264, 268, 301, 316L, 320, 326, 385, 421, 444, 454, 456, 464, 473, 476
Environmental Studies ARCG 226
Geology and Geophysics ARCG 362
History of Art ARCG 170, 238, 239, 243
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations ARCG 001, 221, 223, 363