Department Information

Chair:
Dr. Herbert Haines
Sharon Steadman (Acting)
Moffett Center, Room 2120
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973
Email:
amanda.halliwell@cortland.edu
Hours:
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Program Details

Archaeology: Concentration in Americas Archaeology [ARC_AARC] or World Archaeology [ARC_WARC] (Major)

The Sociology/Anthropology Department offers the major in Archaeology which is the discipline within anthropology that studies prehistoric and historic societies in worldwide contexts. The archaeological discipline offers a balance between the scientific investigation and culture-based understanding of past societies through their material remains and their environmental settings.

Archaeology majors may choose between the Americas or World Archaeology concentrations, both of which are seated solidly in an anthropological archaeology paradigm, in which students gain a firm cultural anthropological basis for exploring ancestral and prehistoric cultures of these geographical regions. Students also acquire basic knowledge of the scientific and laboratory-based methods employed in the discipline.

There is also a minor in archaeology which is particularly suitable for those interested in the teaching professions who must be prepared to teach about global cultures both past and present.

Career Potential

  • Teaching (all levels at elementary and secondary schools)
  • State and Federal advisory positions (e.g. Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Cultural Resource/Land Management/Environmental Agencies
  • National and State Park Service
  • Public Archaeology Facilities
  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • College Professor
  • Museum Curator
  • Laboratory (archaeobotanical/archaeozoological/archaeometric) consultant/technician

Americas Archaeology [AARC]

Required Core Courses: 15 credit hours

  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 103 - Archaeological Principles in Cultural Context (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)
A. Required Americas Archaeology Core - six credit hours
  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
B. Culture Area Courses - six credit hours

Select two courses from the following:

  • ANT 302 - Native American Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 313 - Maya Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 314 - Peoples of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.)
C. Field Courses - three credit hours

Select one course from the following:

  • ANT 400 - Fieldwork in Archaeology (3-6 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 460 - Introduction to Museum Studies (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPV 400 - Cooperative Education (1-16 cr. hr.)
    Internship in Archaeology or related field
D. Electived Courses - six credit hours
  • ANT 201 - World Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 230 - Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 234 - Anthropology of Gender (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 307 - World Prehistory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 410 - Cultural Ecology (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124
World Archaeology [WARC]

Required Core Courses: 15 credit hours

  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 103 - Archaeological Principles in Cultural Context (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)
A. Required World Archaeology Core - six credit hours
  • ANT 307 - World Prehistory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
B. Culture Area Courses - six credit hours

Select two courses from the following:

  • ANT 304 - Peoples of Africa (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 310 - Peoples of South and Southeast Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 311 - Peoples of East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 312 - Peoples of the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
C. Field Courses - three credit hours

Select one course from the following:

  • ANT 400 - Fieldwork in Archaeology (3-6 cr. hr.) or
  • ANT 460 - Introduction to Museum Studies (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPV 400 - Cooperative Education (1-16 cr. hr.)
    Internship in Archaeology or related field
D. Elective Courses - six credit hours
  • ANT 201 - World Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 234 - Anthropology of Gender (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 314 - Peoples of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 410 - Cultural Ecology (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the B.A. in Americas Archaeology over Four Years

First Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16-17

  • Foreign Language course
  • Two GE courses
  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15-16
  • GE 1 - Quantatitive Skills course
  • Foreign Language course
  • GE course
  • ANT 103 - Archaeological Principles in Cultural Context (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Two GE courses
  • Foreign Language course
  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
    whichever required Americas Archaeology course is offered
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Two GE courses
  • Foregin Language course
  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.) or
  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
    whichever required Americas Archaeology course is offered
Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 18

  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Archaeology elective course
  • Two GE course
  • Elective course
  • Presentation Skills course
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Four elective courses
  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Archaeology elective course
  • Anthropology fieldwork/lab course
  • Three elective courses
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Four electives
  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)
Example of the B.A. in World Archaeology over Four Years

First Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16-17

  • Foreign Language course
  • Two GE courses
  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15-16
  • GE 1 - Quantatitive Skills course
  • Foreign Language course
  • GE course
  • ANT 103 - Archaeological Principles in Cultural Context (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Two GE courses
  • Foreign Language course
  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 307 - World Prehistory (3 cr. hr.) or
  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
    whichever required World Archaeology course is offered
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Two GE courses
  • Foregin Language course
  • ANT 307 - World Prehistory (3 cr. hr.) or
  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
    whichever required World Archaeology course is offered
Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 18

  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Archaeology elective course
  • Two GE course
  • Elective course
  • Presentation Skills course
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Four elective courses
  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Archaeology elective course
  • Anthropology fieldwork/lab course
  • Three elective courses
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Four electives
  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 15-16

  • GE 1 - Quantatitive Skills course
  • Foreign Language course
  • GE course

  • ANT 103 - Archaeological Principles in Cultural Context (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.)
  • or

  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)

Second Year

 



Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Two GE courses
  • Foreign Language course

  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.)
  • or

  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
  • whichever required Americas Archaeology course is offered


Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Two GE courses
  • Foregin Language course

  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.)
  • or

  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
  • whichever required Americas Archaeology course is offered


Third Year

 



Fall Total credit hours: 18

  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Archaeology elective course
  • Two GE course
  • Elective course
  • Presentation Skills course


Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • Four elective courses

  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)

Fourth Year

 



Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Archaeology elective course
  • Anthropology fieldwork/lab course
  • Three elective courses


Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • Four electives

  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)

Example of the B.A. in World Archaeology over Four Years

 



First Year

 



Fall Total credit hours: 16-17

  • Foreign Language course
  • Two GE courses

  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.)
  • or

  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)

Spring Total credit hours: 15-16

  • GE 1 - Quantatitive Skills course
  • Foreign Language course
  • GE course

  • ANT 103 - Archaeological Principles in Cultural Context (3 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.)
  • or

  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)

Second Year

 



Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Two GE courses
  • Foreign Language course

  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 307 - World Prehistory (3 cr. hr.)
  • or

  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
  • whichever required World Archaeology course is offered


Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Two GE courses
  • Foregin Language course

  • ANT 307 - World Prehistory (3 cr. hr.)
  • or

  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
  • whichever required World Archaeology course is offered


Third Year

 



Fall Total credit hours: 18

  • Archaeology Culture Area course
  • Archaeology elective course
  • Two GE course
  • Elective course
  • Presentation Skills course


Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • Four elective courses

  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)

Fourth Year

 



Fall Total credit hours: 15

  • Archaeology elective course
  • Anthropology fieldwork/lab course
  • Three elective courses


Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • Four electives

  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)