Archaeology

NOTE: ADMISSION TO THE ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM AND ALL RELATED MINORS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE DEAN OF ARTS.

Archaeology Interdepartmental Program

Faculty

Archaeology Program Advisor

  • Maria Papaioannou - Department of Classics and Ancient History - mariap@unb.ca

The Archaeology Interdepartmental Program offers a comprehensive, four-year curriculum covering anthropological archaeology, classical archaeology and related subjects. The core of the program is offered through the departments of Anthropology and Classics & Ancient History. Students have a choice of Minor, Major, Double Major, Honours or Joint Honours study, with emphasis in either an Anthropological Archaeology stream or a Classical Archaeology stream. The first two years of the program are comprised of required courses, which provide foundational overviews of the discipline of Archaeology. While the upper-level program structure allows students to specialize in one of the two streams (Anthropological or Classical archaeology), students are required to take upper-level courses from both streams.

Minor, Majors and Honours Program

MINOR PROGRAM IN ARCHAEOLOGY 

The Minor in Archaeology consists of 24 ch of courses, forming a coherent sequence, distributed as follows:

  • 6 ch of 1000-level archaeology;
  • 6 ch of 2000-level archaeology; 
  • 12 ch of 3000-level archaeology.

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each individual course. 

MAJOR AND HONOURS PROGRAMS IN ARCHAEOLOGY 

Lower-Level Requirements: 

1000- Level Requirements:  ARCH (ANTH) 1303 and ARCH (CLAS) 1323
2000- Level Requirements: ARCH (ANTH) 2303 and ARCH (CLAS) 2333

Upper-Level Requirements:  

Major: Students typically enter the Major program prior to beginning the final 60 ch of undergraduate study, preferably during the Winter term of the second year, and after consultation with the Archaeology Program Advisor. The Major in Archaeology consists of 24 ch of upper-level courses, distributed as follows:

  • 15 ch in the student's chosen Archaeology stream;
  • 9 ch in  the other Archaeology stream; 

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each individual course.

Double Major: Students may undertake Double Major study in Archaeology and another discipline; Archaeology requirements are the same as for a Major.

Honours: Students seeking admission to the Honours program are strongly encouraged to apply before completing the first 60 ch of undergraduate study, preferably during the Winter term of the second year, by meeting with the Archaeology Program Advisor. To be eligible for admission to the Honours program, students must have:

  • completed 60 ch of undergraduate study with a cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher;
  • completed at least 12 ch of Archaeology course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in Archaeology courses. 

For admission to Honours, students must apply in writing to the Archaeology Program Advisor. 

The Honours program in Archaeology consists of 36 ch of upper-level courses, distributed as follows: 

  • 24 ch in the student's chosen Archaeology stream;
  • 12 ch in the other Archaeology stream;
  • the above must include ANTH 5303 and CLAS 5013
  • at least 3 ch of the above must be a recognized course involving archaeological field research, or an acceptable equivalent; † 
  • in addition to the upper-level requirements listed above, students must complete at least 3 ch of a science, an applied science, computing, statistics, or a technical subject relevant to archaeological practice. ‡ 

Students must achieve a grade of B- or better in each individual course. 

Joint Honours: Students may undertake Joint Honours study in Archaeology and another discipline. The Archaeology requirements for Joint Honours include 27 ch of upper-level courses, as distributed as follows:

  • 18 ch in the student's chosen Archaeology stream; 
  • 9 ch in the other Archaeology stream; 
  • the above must include either ANTH 5303 and CLAS 5013
  • at least 3 ch of the above must be a recognized course involving archaeological field research, or an acceptable equivalent.† 

Students must achieve a grade of B- or better in each individual course. 

†This requirement may be satisfied through completing a field school program offered by Anthropology or by Classics & Ancient History, or through field schools offered by other universities or research institutions, or through field experience gained in a non-university setting, such as employment on government-sponsored or private-sector cultural resource management-based archaeological projects. Students should consult the Archaeology Program Advisor in advance with regard to fulfilling this requirement.

‡Examples of UNB courses that fulfill this requirement: introductory biology, geology, chemistry or physics courses; introductory computer science; STAT 2043 ; MATH 1003 ; PSYC 2113 ; ANTH 3052 ; BIOL 4352 ; GGE 1001 , 2423 ; FNAT 2703 . Students should consult the Archaeology Program Advisor with regard to fulfilling this requirement.