Minors are a secondary area of academic focus.

This can be helpful if you have several areas you’d like to study but don’t want to do a double major. A minor can complement your main course of study by enhancing the value of your major, helping you to find an area of specialization within your major. Or, your minor can just be something you really enjoy and want to know more about. Some degrees require a minor.

The archaeology minor curriculum provides knowledge and skills that have immediate practical application and are in high demand across a wide variety of careers and professions.

Archaeology Minor
(18 hours)

Required Courses:

  • AN 180 Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (3) 
  • AN 382 Archaeology: Method and Theory (3)

Choose 12 Hours (6 hours must be 300 level or above):

  • AN 100 Foundations of Human Behavior (3)
  • AN 101 Observing Cultures (3)
  • AN 181 Intro Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • AN 250 World Archaeology (3)
  • AN 313 Archaeological Fieldwork (3)
  • AN 319 Archaeological Laboratory (3)
  • AN 355 Special Topics in Anthropology (3)
  • AN 360 Meso-American Civilizations (3)
  • AN 381 North American Archaeology (3)
  • AN 415 Forensic Anthropology (3)
  • AN 493 Anthropology Theory Seminar:  Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics (3)
  • AN 551 Historic Archaeology Fieldwork (3)
  • UI 339 North American Indians (3)

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