Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Archaeology

The interdepartmental honours program in Archaeology consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits. Four areas of specialization are offered: classical, near eastern, North American historical/industrial and North American prehistoric. Although the four areas have 6.0 common core credits as noted below, each program also has a number of particular courses that are required, some in Archaeology and some in related fields. Consequently, students should strive to choose their area of specialization in Year 1, and those wishing to change programs should consult with the chair.

The Core Program consists of AR101, AR102, AR219*, AR245*, AR341, AR360, and 2.0 Archaeology credits not in the student's area program, 1.0 credit of which is predetermined by the course requirements of each area. A senior credit in a language other than English must also be completed, unless a written exemption is obtained from the chair. For progression purposes, and for graduation, the cumulative GPA will be calculated on all required courses specified in the core and in the student's area of specialization.

Classical

Year 1
AR101, AR102, CL101, CL102
Both GR101 and GR102 or both LA101 and LA102 (Refer to Note 3)
2.0 elective credits

Year 2
AR214/CL214, AR215/CL215, AR245*, CL225/HI225, CL226/HI226
1.0 200 level credit in Greek or Latin, and 1.0 100 level credit in the other classical language (i.e., Latin or Greek) not taken in Year 1
AR219* (summer)

Years 3 and 4
AR206/RE206, AR341, AR360, AR420
Four of: AR321/CL321, AR323/CL323, AR325/CL325, AR327/CL327, AR329/CL329, AR331/CL331, AR458;
1.0 200 level credit in the other classical language (refer to Year 2)
1.0 additional credit in either Greek or Latin
1.0 Archaeology credit not in the area program
2.0 elective credits (NE201 and NE202 recommended.)

Notes:

  1. Students are encouraged to take their field course(s) as early in their program as possible.
  2. Students, with the approval of the department, may substitute AR324 and/or AR326 for a maximum of two 0.5-credit courses in Archaeology (i.e., AR321/CL321, AR323/CL323, AR325/CL325, AR327/CL327, AR329/CL329, AR331/CL331) in Year 3 or Year 4.
  3. Students planning to attend graduate school are advised to include among their electives a third year of the second classical language as well as two years of German or French.
Near Eastern

Year 1
AR101, AR102, HB101, HB102, NE101, NE102
2.0 elective credits

Years 2, 3 and 4
AN101, AN102, AR205/RE205, AR206/RE206, AR214/CL214, AR215/CL215, AR245*, AR324, AR326, AR341, AR346, AR347, AR360, AR420, AR421;
NE201, NE202, HB201, HB202
1.0 additional Archaeology credit not in the area program.
3.0 elective credits
AR219* (summer)

Notes:

  1. Students are encouraged to take their field course(s) as early in their program as possible.
  2. Students are strongly encouraged to acquire an adequate reading knowledge of German and/or French (or another foreign language relevant to the student's area of study).
North American Historical/Industrial

Year 1
AN101, AR101, AR102
One of: HI110*, HI114*;
1.0 100 or 200 level French credit (refer to Note 2);
1.5 elective credits

Year 2
AN220/AR220, AR241, AR242, AR245*, HI292
AR218* (summer), AR219* (summer)

Year 3
AR336, AR341, AR342, AR343, AR360, HI321

Year 4
AR453, AR460*;
One of: HI475*, HI477*, HI479*, HI480*

Additional Requirements:
1.0 additional Archaeology credit not in the area program
3.5 elective credits (HI220* recommended)

Notes:

  1. Students are encouraged to take their field course(s) as early in their program as possible.
  2. The language requirement in the core program must be fulfilled in French, unless otherwise approved by the department. Students who have been exempted from the 100 level language courses will substitute a senior credit in French.
North American Prehistoric

Year 1
AN101, AN102, AR101, AR102; either both GG101 and GG102, or GL101 and GL102
1.0 100 or 200 level language credit (Refer to Note 2)
1.0 elective credit

Years 2, 3 and 4
AN220/AR220, AN235/AR235, AR241, AR242, AR245*, AR313, AR335, AR336, AR341, AR360, AR460*, AN201, AN205, AN230 (pending Senate approval), AN314
1.0 Archaeology credit not in the area program
3.5 elective credits (GG251 recommended), including a 200 level language credit if necessary (refer to Note 2)
AR218* (summer), AR219* (summer)

Notes:

  1. Students are encouraged to take their field course(s) as early in their program as possible.
  2. The language requirement in the core program must be fulfilled in French, unless otherwise approved by the department. Regardless of the language chosen, students must complete a 1.0 credit at the 200 level in this area. Students who have been exempted from the 100 level language courses will substitute a senior credit in French.

Senate/Editorial Changes

May 30, 2007 Senate approved deletion of cross-listings with AN for AR218*, AR241, AR242, AR313, AR335, AR460*; AN230 deleted and replacement of this course is pending Senate approval; all effective Sept 1, 2007.

Editorial Revisions: GL100* revised to GL101 and GL102 - June 26, 2007.