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

Anthropology: Concentration in Americas Archaeology [ANT/AARC] or World Archaeology [ANT/WARC] (Major)

Students with an archaeology concentration acquire field experience and gain an understanding of the theoretical issues related to both general anthropology and archaeology, including management of cultural resources. Projects can be tailored to student interests and include working with the department’s ethnographic and archaeological collections. For more information about this program, contact the Sociology/Anthropology Department.

Career Potential

  • Teaching (all levels and Native American centers)
  • Museum curator and collection management positions
  • State and federal advisory positions
    (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency)
  • National/state/local historical agencies
  • National and state park service positions
  • Contract archeology positions (cultural resource management)

Total credit hours required for the major: 33

Choose either concentration:

I. Americas Archaeology Concentration
A. Core Courses Required of all Majors: 12 credit hours
  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (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.)
B. Required Americas Archaeology Concentration Courses: Six credit hours
  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
C. Required Americas Archaeology Breadth Courses: Six credit hours
  • ANT 302 - Native American Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 314 - Peoples of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
D. Required Fieldwork Laboratory Courses: Three credit hours

Choose one 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.)
E. Electives: Six credit hours

Choose two from the following, or any from Category D not already taken to satisfy the requirement.

  • 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 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 410 - Cultural Ecology (3 cr. hr.)
II. World Archaeology Concentration
A. Core Courses Required of all Majors: 12 credit hours
  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (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.)
B. Required World Archaeology Concentration Courses: Six credit hours
  • ANT 307 - World Prehistory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
C. Required World Archaeology Breadth Courses: Six credit hours

Choose two 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.)
D. Required Fieldwork/Laboratory Courses: Three credit hours

Choose one 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.)
E. Electives: Six credit hours

Choose two from the following, or any from Category C or D not already taken to satisfy the requirement.

  • 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 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 400 - Fieldwork in Archaeology (3-6 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