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Underwater Archaeology Minor

Undergraduate Minor in Underwater Archaeology

To obtain an undergraduate minor in underwater archaeology students must take 18 credits in history, historical archaeology, anthropology, classical archaeology, oceanography, and marine policy, at least 12 of which must be at the 200 level or above.  The required courses and options are outlined below.   Students are encouraged to take the required 400 level courses (sections A and B) toward the end of their program of studies.  Although not required for the minor, training in SCUBA diving is strongly recommended.

Required Courses:

A.        All students must take the following:
HIS/APG490               UNDERWATER HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY (new course)

 

B.         Students must take at least ONE of the following:

APG417                     ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY (this course will be changed from APG317 to APG417)
ARH475                     CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY (new course)

 

C.        Students must take one course from each of the following groups:

 

Classical Archaeology/Material Culture

ARH251                     INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY OF ART
ARH354                     THE ART OF GREECE AND ROME
ARH475                     CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY (new course) May be taken here if not selected in section B above.
ARH/APG465             SEMINAR IN CULTURAL HERITAGE (new course)

 

Anthropology

APG202                      PREHISTORIC AGES
APG203                      CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
APG302                      METHODS OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL INQUIRY
APG303                      NEW WORLD PREHISTORY
APG417                      ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY May be taken here if not selected in section B above.
APG319                      CULTURAL BEHAVIOR AND ENVIRONMENT
APG/MAF413               PEOPLES OF THE SEA

 

History and Historical Archaeology

HIS130                       HISTORY AND THE SEA
HIS389                       EXPLORATION, COMMERCE AND CONFLICT IN THE ATLANTIC, 1415-1815
HIS390                       THE ATLANTIC WORLD IN THE AGE OF IRON, STEAM AND STEEL
HIS396                       MARITIME HISTORY AND UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL


The following topics courses may be substituted for any of the above HIS
courses when the topic offered has a strong historical archaeological
component and with approval of the Underwater Archaeology Committee (see “Administration of the Minor” below).


NES400                      Special Topics in New England Studies
ARH284                     Topics in Architectural History
ARH380                     Topics in Art and Architectural History
ARH 480                    Advanced Topics in European and American Art History

 

Oceanography or Marine Policy

OCG110                     THE OCEAN PLANET
OCG123                     OCEANS, ATMOSPHERES, AND GLOBAL CHANGE
OCG401                     GENERAL OCEANOGRAPHY
OCG451                     OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCE
MAF100                     HUMAN USE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
MAF220                     INTRODUCTION TO MARINE AND COASTAL LAW
MAF312                     THE POLITICS OF THE OCEAN