Note for students who began studies before Fall 2018
If you are beginning studies as of Fall 2018 or later, this document does not apply to you
Each year, Trent University offers a different selection of archaeology courses. This document addresses those that will be offered in 2018FA-2019WI. It is particularly directed toward students who are following the requirements for the Archaeology degrees as of the 2017FA-2018WI academic year and earlier (degrees with category requirements).
As of 2018FA-2019WI, the degree requirements for incoming (new/transfer) students are different; most notably, we are getting rid of the categories and have a different slate of required courses, including some new ones. If you were already an Archaeology major last year, these new regulations do not apply to you and you should continue to follow the old regulations. However, if you see some advantage to switching to the new regulations, you may do so. No sign-up or approval is required to make that change; simply ensure that your 1000- through 4000-level credits consistently fulfill one set of degree requirements.
Please note that this year there are some new courses being introduced, while others have undergone a course number and/or title change. Be sure to check the Academic Calendar at trentu.ca/calendar for pre-requisites and exclusions (in the latter case, a pre-existing course that now has an altered title or code cannot be taken again and counted as a different credit).
- Do you have questions? You are welcome to e-mail the program’s Academic Advisor, Dr. Jennifer P. Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org). We can correspond by e-mail or set up a meeting.
Although only the ANTH code is provided below, many of these courses are cross-listed with AHCL and/or other programs and can be enrolled in as such. See the Academic Calendar for the full listing and course descriptions.
Some of the following courses are required for only one or two of the Archaeology degrees. If it is not required for your specific degree, you may count it toward the indicated category. Under the old regulations, students need to obtain two of the three first-year courses that are listed.
- ANTH 1010H (Biological Anthropology I – formerly Biological Archaeology & Archaeology)
- ANTH 1020H (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)
- ANTH 1030H (Archaeology I – formerly Case Studies in Classical Archaeology)
- ANTH 2121H (Old World Archaeology)
- ANTH 2122H (Archaeology of the Americas)
- ANTH 2205H (Archaeology and Art History of Ancient Greece) – or Cat. B
- ANTH 2206H (Archaeology and Art History of Ancient Rome) – or Cat. B
- ANTH 3100Y (Archaeology III: Key Ideas and Current Issues – formerly Key Ideas in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology) – or Cat. C or D
- ANTH 4003H (Senior Seminar in Classical Archaeology) – or Cat. B
Category A: New World
- ANTH 3112H (North American Archaeology)
- ANTH 4155H (Great Lakes Archaeology)
Category B: Old World
- ANTH 3190H (Ancient Anatolia) NEW
- ANTH 3221H (State Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome)
- ANTH 3251H (Archaeology of Ancient Athens)
- ANTH 3275H (Cultural Identity & Ancient North Africa)
Category C: Methods
- ANTH 2123H (Archaeology II: Methods) NEW
- ANTH 2150H (Archaeological Science I) NEW
- ANTH 3151H (Lab Methods: Lithics and Bone)
- ANTH 3152H (Lab Methods: Ceramics and Historics)
- ANTH 3153H (Archaeological Science II: Ancient Biomolecules) NEW
- ANTH 3404H (Human Osteology)
- ANTH 3540H– formerly 4410H (Mortuary Archaeology)
- ANTH 3731H (Archaeozoology)
- ANTH 4420H (Paleopathology)
- ANTH 4500H (Advanced Lab Methods)
Category D: Comparative Approaches
- ANTH 3101H (Anthropology of Gifts and Commodities)
- ANTH 4350H (Origins and Spread of Agriculture)
In addition to the degree requirements for Archaeology, make sure that you are also familiar with and working toward fulfilling the University’s broader degree requirements, which are listed on p. 15 of the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.