Requirements for the Archaeology Major (48 semester hours)

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)

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

Eastern Mediterranean Emphasis

Environmental Archaeology Emphasis

Open Electives

  • ANTH 150 Controversies and Issues in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment
  • ARCH 390 Independent Study

Requirements for the Archaeology Minor (24 semester hours)

Common Core (4 courses)

Electives (2 courses from the following)

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