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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Historical Archaeology Minor

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Dr. Dennis B. Blanton, Minor Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-6171

Dr. Gabrielle M. Lanier, Minor Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-3615

The minor is designed for students interested in the sub-field of historical archaeology, a discipline that integrates the research interests and methods of archaeology and history. The minor is designed to complement existing majors in anthropology and history, and it may also be of interest to students in art history and public administration. While guided by the theoretical underpinnings of history and anthropology, the minor in historical archaeology is field- and research-oriented. Students enrolling in the program should anticipate courses that require significant effort outside of the classroom.

Two courses (six credits) may be double-counted between the minor and the student’s major.

Capstone research course

The personalized capstone course can take place over one or two semesters and will require the student to work closely with a faculty adviser. The project will require the student to define a research topic, establish a theoretical and methodological base for the project, gather data, interpret the results and prepare an appropriate statement of findings.

Choose three of the following: 9 Credit Hours

Of these, one course must be chosen from the history/anthropology options and one must be from the geology or geography options. 1


1 Access to geology and geography courses is competitive and will require some computer experience.

Total: 22 Credit Hours

Anthropology Course Designations

Cultural Anthropology (C)

Writing Intensive (W)

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