Requirements for the Concentration in the Archaeology of the Mediterranean World

1. MAJOR: 39 units

Anthropology 608B* History of Anthropological Theory 3 units
Anthropology 636* Foundations of Archaeological Interpretation 3 units
Anthropology 637* Archaeological Methodology 3 units
Anthropology 562* Archaeological Quantitative Methods (or equivalent) 3 units
Anthropology 456/556* (e.g.) Hunters/Gatherers 3 units
1 course* Anthropology course outside of student's major or minor field 3 units

1 course*
1 course*
1 course*
1 course*

Agricultural/Neolithic Societies
Complex Societies
Method and Theory (Lab)#
Method and Theory

3 units
3 units
3 units
3 units

Students are encouraged to supplement their major requirements with course work that will help them develop topics for their M.A. and Ph.D. theses 9 units

TOTAL

39 units

*    Required
#   One Method and Theory course must be a lab, e.g., Architecture, AAR, GIS, AutoCad, material analysis, etc.

For these 4 courses, one must be non-Mediterranean focused.

 

2. MINOR: 12-15 units (students must follow one of the three options)

  1. Minor in Anthropological subfields (e.g., Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology.
  1. Minor in Synthetic Concentrations (Applied Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Medical Anthropology (15 units), Southwest Land, Culture and Society (SWLCS)(15 units), Anthropological, History and Memory (Historical Anthropology, Historical Archaeology).
  1. Minor in other departments or units, for example Classics or History.  In this case, minors follow the rules of the other department (some departments may require more than 12-15 units).

 

  3.  LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  1. Ancient Language proficiency.  Student must demonstrate facility in ancient Mediterranean language (e.g., Aramaic, Biblical Hebrew Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Greek, Latin) as a minimum one language to 500 level by coursework with grades of B or better, or by taking a reading examination with the aid of a dictionary.  Courses taken as an undergraduate may not be used to fulfill this requirement.  The proficiency in one of the languages should be met by the time of the taking of the comprehensive exams and the proficiency in the other language should be met by 12 months following the taking of the comprehensive exams.
     
  2. Foreign Language proficiency.  Student must demonstrate reading competency in one modern language. (e.g., Modern Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, French) by taking at least two years of college-level courses with grades of B or better for an Indo-European language or 1 ½ years of course work for a non Indo-European language, or by taking a reading exam with the aid of a dictionary.  Courses taken as an undergraduate may not be used to fulfill this requirement.  The proficiency in one of the languages should be met by the time of the taking of the comprehensive exams and the proficiency in the other language should be met by 12 months following the taking of the comprehensive exams.

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