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Geoarchaeology Track

Chair: George W. Kipphut.
Faculty: Cetin, El-Masri, Hong, Kipphut, Ortman, Stinchcomb, Wesler, Zhang.

 


AREA:
Geoscience/Geoarchaeology Track


Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 40.0601
University Studies Requirements...............................41-46 hrs
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

Recommended University Studies selection:
•Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Required Courses..............................................................43 hrs

ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology
ARC 300 Archaeological Method and Theory
ARC 304 Archaeological Laboratory Methods
ARC 330 North American Archaeology
ARC 390 Geoarchaeology
GSC 099 Transitions
GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment 2
GSC 110 World Geography1
GSC 202 Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences
GSC 301 Understanding Scientific Communication
GSC 305 Introduction to Cartography
GSC 312 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GSC 336 Principles of Geomorphology
Five credit hours chosen from the following:
ARC 302 Archaeological Field Work I
ARC 402 Archaeological Field Work II
ARC 510 Advanced Archaeological Field Work


Required Limited Electives.........................................10-11 hrs

Choose from the following approved electives:

ANT 311 Anthropology of Complex Societies
ANT 325 Biological Anthropology
ARC 314 Sediments and Soils
ARC 315 Special Topics in Archaeology
ARC 320 Human Ecology
ARC 321 Ancient Civilizations
ARC 335 Forensic Archaeology
ARC 340 Archaeology of Africa
ARC 350 Public Archaeology
ARC 357 Lithic Analyses
ARC 360 Historical Archaeology
ARC 370 Archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands
ARC 385 Archaeology of Eastern Asia
ARC 395 Archaeology of Religion
ARC 402 Archaeological Field Work II
ARC 425 Advanced Archaeological Laboratory Methods
ARC 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
ARC 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
ARC 500 Directed Studies
ARC 510 Advanced Archaeological Field Work
CET 280 Plane Surveying
GSC 306 Landscapes of the National Parks
GSC 310 Rock and Mineral Resources
GSC 350 Field Techniques in Geosciences
GSC 388 International Experience in the Geosciences
GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems

Collateral requirement.......................................................8 hrs
MAT 150 2 (or above)
CSC 101 3 or CSC 199 3

Unrestricted Electives..................................................12-18 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements...................................120 hrs

1 Will count towards University Studies Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Tradition requirements.
2 Will count towards University Studies Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills requirements.
3 Will count towards University Studies electives writing-intensive and technology-intensive requirements.

Students interested in the program should contact:
Anthony L. Ortmann
Associate Professor
Advisor, Geoarchaeology
Department of Geosciences
334 Blackburn Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071

E-mail: aortmann@murraystate.edu
270-809-2408 (voice)
270-809-3276 (fax)

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