Program Code: M725
About This Minor. . .
The Archaeology minor introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out archaeological investigations and to treat what is recovered through such investigations appropriately. Courses taken as part of the minor will provide students with background knowledge of North American prehistory and in-depth studies of regional sequences within that prehistory. The Minor especially complements such degree programs as History and Geology. Students with the background in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management that the Minor supplies will be well prepared to enter the burgeoning local market in these areas.
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Institutional Minor Requirements
The following institutional requirements apply to all CMU minors. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.
- A minor consists of 15-24 semester hours. There may be prerequisites required for the minor which will increase the total number of credit hours for a student who has not already taken those prerequisites.
- Courses taken to satisfy Essential Learning, major requirements, or electives can be counted toward the minor if applicable.
- At least 33 percent of the credit hours required for the minor must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
- At least 25 percent of the classes must be taken at CMU.
- 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher for the courses used for the minor.
- A minor is not a degree by itself and must be earned at the same time as a baccalaureate degree.
- A minor must be outside the major field of study.
- A student may earn up to five minors with any baccalaureate degree at CMU.
- The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and degree requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements sheet you should follow.
- See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.
Program Specific Minor Requirements
(20 semester hours)
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Required Courses 1|
|ANTH 202||Introduction to Anthropology-GTSS3||3|
|ARKE 205||Principles of Archaeology - GTSS3||3|
|ARKE 225||Introduction to North American Archaeology||3|
|ARKE 410||Field Methods in Archaeology||3|
|ARKE 410L||Field Methods in Archaeology Laboratory||2|
|Choose 6 semester hours from the list below, at least 3 of which have to be from the ARKE selections numbered 300 or higher||6|
|Survey of Biological Anthropology|
|Survey of Biological Anthropology Laboratory|
|The Emergence of Human Culture|
|From Domestication to States|
|Cultural Resource Management|
|Field Research in Archeology|
|Archaeology Lab Methods|
and Archaeology Laboratory
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||20|
Some courses require prerequisites not required for completion of this minor. Please review all prerequisites and work with your advisor to select courses.
It is advised that students take the course in fulfillment of the Essential Learning Laboratory Science requirement.
Advising Process and DegreeWorks
Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a minor. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and developing a suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for her/his intended minor.
DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a minor. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head for the minor. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.
A minor cannot be awarded by itself. It must be combined with a baccalaureate degree outside the major field of study. Students should follow the graduation process outlined for the baccalaureate degree and list their majors and minors on the “Intent to Graduate” form.
If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be her/his responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.