Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Archaeology
The bachelor of arts with a major in archaeology is an interdepartmental program offered by the Department of Anthropology in cooperation with the Department of Arts and Art History and the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
Additional curriculum requirements:
|ANTH 1002||Sociocultural Anthropology|
|Required courses in other areas:|
|Completion of a two-year language proficiency through the intermediate level in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, or Greek, or placement above the intermediate level.|
|Requirements for the major:|
|ANTH 3838||Theory and Practice in Archaeology|
|or ANTH 3838W||Theory and Practice in Archaeology|
|3-6 credits of archaeological field or laboratory courses selected from:|
|ANTH 3832||Paleoanthropological Field Program|
|ANTH 3833||Field Research: New World|
|ANTH 3834||Field Research: Old World|
|ANTH 3835||Historical Archaeology Field Program|
|ANTH 3839||Lab Research Methods in Archaeology|
|ANTH 3995||Undergraduate Research|
|ANTH 3995 can be counted with advisor's approval.|
|Qualified juniors and seniors are permitted to take ANTH 6806 with departmental approval.|
|12-15 credits from anthropological archaeology and archaeology of ancient civilizations (section 4 below). At least one course must be taken from both and no course can count in more than one category. Either ANTH 3821 or ANTH 3822 can count for the major, but not both.|
|ANTH 3801||African Roots from Australopithecus to Zimbabwe|
|or ANTH 3801W||African Roots from Australopithecus to Zimbabwe|
|ANTH 3802||Human Cultural Beginnings|
|or ANTH 3802W||Human Cultural Beginnings|
|ANTH 3803||Old World Prehistory: First Farmers to First Cities|
|or ANTH 3803W||Old World Prehistory: First Farmers to First Cities|
|ANTH 3811||Historical Archaeology|
|ANTH 3822||Archaeology in Film and Television|
|ANTH 3823||Archaeology of Ritual and Religion|
|ANTH 3891||Special Topics in Archaeology|
|15 credits of ancient civilizations, including at least one in each category below.|
|AH 3101||Ancient Art of the Bronze Age and Greece|
|AH 3102||Ancient Art of the Roman Empire|
|AH 3103||Art and Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East|
|AH 3104||Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age|
|AH 3105||Topics in Ancient Art and Archaeology|
|AH 3106||Art and Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands|
|AH 3107||Ancient Mexican Civilizations|
|AH 3117||Special Topics in Precolumbian Art and Archaeology|
|CLAS 2105||Special Topics|
|CLAS 2106||Mythology of the Classical World|
|CLAS 2107||Families and Politics in Ancient Drama|
|CLAS 3114||Topics in Ancient Literatures and Cultures|
|CLAS 3115||Topics in Ancient Art and Archaeology|
|CLAS 2112||History of Ancient Greece|
|CLAS 2113||The Roman World to 337 A.D.|
|CLAS 2803||The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.|
|CLAS 2804||History of Ancient Israel|
|HIST 2112||History of Ancient Greece|
|HIST 2113||The Roman World to 337 A.D.|
|HIST 2803||The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.|
|HIST 2804||History of Ancient Israel|
|HIST 3111||Topics in Ancient History|
|Archaeology of ancient civilizations|
|ANTH 3804||Origins of the State and Urban Society|
|ANTH 3805||Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands|
|ANTH 3806||Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age|
|ANTH 3808||Archaeology and the Celts|
|ANTH 3812||The Aztec Empire|
|ANTH 3813||Archaeology of North America|
|ANTH 3814||Ancient Mexican Civilizations|
|ANTH 3821||Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology|
|A given course cannot count toward more than one requirement for the major.|
See the Anthropology Department for more detailed information.
In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.
Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:
- Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
- Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
- Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.
Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:
- Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
- Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
- Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
- Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.
Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.
Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.
For Special Honors in anthropology, archaeology, or biological anthropology, a major must meet the special honors requirements stated under University Regulations, have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in courses required for the major, register for 3 credits of ANTH 3995 Undergraduate Research and write a paper of special distinction arising out of a program of directed reading or research. Students must confer with an advisor before beginning the work.