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Archaeology and Heritage Studies (BA)


Archaeology and Heritage Studies (BA)

 waterloo

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Artifacts, architecture, human remains and environmental evidence all provide valuable clues for the reconstruction of past ways of life.

In our Archaeology and Heritage Studies program, you'll be trained in the methods of field archaeology and analytical techniques used in modern archaeology as you seek to learn about the human past through the study of the physical remains left behind by vanished cultures.


Program Highlights

  • Our Archaeology and Heritage Studies program is the only such program in Canada that requires mandatory participation in field projects as a degree requirement.
  • Work-study and volunteer opportunities are available each year for students wishing to assist professors in their research projects.
  • Class sizes are capped at 40 for third-year courses and 20-36 for fourth-year courses, including the capstone course experience.
  • You can easily combine this program with a second major, such as Geography, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Religion and Culture, Anthropology or History.

Sample Courses

  • Amorous Aphrodite to Zesty Zeus: An Archaeological Approach to Myth
  • Archaeological Mysteries of North America
  • Indigenous Archaeology
  • The Archaeology of Death: Burial Practices from Around the World
  • Introduction to Human Osteology
  • Cultural Resource Management in Archaeology (known as CRM: Archaeology as a Business)
  • Children in the Ancient World
  • Digital Heritage and Archaeology
  • Who Owns the Past?

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities that allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Applied Digital Option
  • Sustainability Option
  • Medieval Studies Minor
  • History Minor
  • Geography/Geomatics courses

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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