Requirements

Requirements for the Archaeology Major (12 credits)

The Willamette University Archaeology Field School at the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands of Scotland provides an amazing opportunity for intensive, on-site training in archaeological methods and technique.

Common Core (5 courses)

  • ARCH 237 (US) Introduction to Global Archaeology
  • ARCH 337 Archaeological Theories and Methods
  • ERTH 121 (NW; QA) Earth System Science
  • ERTH 333 (QA) Geographic Information Systems
  • ERTH 351W Archaeological Geology

Statistics Requirement (1 course from the following)

Field Experience (1 course from the following)

  • ARCH 355 Archaeology Field School
  • ARCH 394 Internship in Archaeological Studies

Senior Year Experience (1 course from the following)

  • ARCH 498 Advanced Archaeology Field School
  • ARCH 499 Archaeology Senior Experience Project

Electives (4 courses)

Students are encouraged to develop a chronological, regional or methodological focus among their electives. Listed below are approved electives, divided into three emphases designed to offer students depth as well as breadth in their archaeological studies. Students are free to design an individual course of study with the assistance of the student’s major advisor. The student’s major advisor can also approve additional electives not listed below. Such electives may be relevant transfer courses, relevant courses from approved study abroad programs, or other Willamette courses related to the student’s regional or methodological focus.

Archaeology of the Americas Emphasis

  • ANTH 231 (TH, US) Native North American Cultures
  • ANTH 235 Cultures of Mexico and Ecuador
  • ANTH 303 Museum Studies Seminar

Eastern Mediterranean Emphasis

  • ARTH 270 (TH; 4th Sem Lang) Roman Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 271 (IT; 4th Sem Lang) Greek Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 250W (TH; 4th Sem Lang) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians
  • HIST 231 (TH) Greek History From Homer to Alexander
  • HIST 233 (TH) Asian Empires on the Silk Road
  • HIST 251 (TH) Rome: From Republic to Empire
  • IDS 351W Culture of Ancient Greece

Environmental Archaeology Emphasis

Open Electives

  • ANTH 150 (US) Controversies and Issues in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 351 (EV) Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment
  • ARCH 390 Independent Study
  • REL 116 (IT) Introduction to Major Religious Texts

Requirements for the Archaeology Minor (6 credits)

Common Core (4 courses)

  • ARCH 237 (US) Introduction to Global Archaeology
  • ARCH 337 Archaeological Theories and Methods
  • ERTH 121 (NW; QA) Earth System Science
  • ERTH 351W Archaeological Geology

Electives (2 courses from the following)

  • ANTH 150 (US) Controversies and Issues in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 231 (TH, US) Native North American Cultures
  • ANTH 303 Museum Studies Seminar
  • ANTH 351 (EV) Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment
  • ARCH 355 Archaeology Field School
  • ARCH 394 Internship in Archaeological Studies
  • ARCH 390 Independent Study
  • ARTH 270 (TH; 4th Sem Lang) Roman Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 271 (IT; 4th Sem Lang) Greek Art and Architecture
  • BIOL 246 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 255 General Ecology
  • CHEM 230 Environmental Chemistry
  • CLAS 250W (TH) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians
  • ERTH 333 (QA) Geographic Information Systems
  • HIST 231 (TH) Greek History From Homer to Alexander
  • HIST 233 (TH) Asian Empires on the Silk Road
  • HIST 251 (TH) Rome: From Republic to Empire
  • IDS 351W Culture of Ancient Greece
  • REL 116 (IT) Introduction to Major Religious Texts