Joint Major: Archaeology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

  • Students graduating in FASS: 120 credit hours, 65 of those in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences subjects and with at least 45 (of the 120) in upper division courses*
  • Students graduating in FEnv: 120 credit hours, with at least 45 (of the 120) in upper division courses.*
  • No more than 15 upper division credit hours transferred from another institution may be used toward the requirements for a major.  Students must complete the lower division requirements of the major.
  • Completion of a Major, Joint Major, or two Extended Minors.
  • Completion of WQB requirements if admitted for or after Fall 2006 term. Details at: http://www.sfu.ca/ugcr/For_Students/WQB_Requirements/
  • Completion of Breadth requirements if admitted prior to Fall 2006 term (at least 30 semester hours from five prescribed departments outside the major department with no more than nine semester hours from any one department counting toward the 30; up to six semester hours may be from General Studies courses).
  • Minimum GPA requirements: minimum cumulative and upper division GPA of 2.00, minimum plan and upper division plan of 2.00.

* Students in the ARCH/ANTH joint major program can choose to graduate in either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Environment. Students should plan their program in consultation with advisors from both departments.

    Advisors:

Vlad Vintila
Department of Archaeology
Education Building 9632
Phone: 778.782.3519
Email: archadv@sfu.ca
Kim McKay
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Academic Quadrangle 5061
Phone: 778.782.9452
Email: saadvise@sfu.ca

      

Archaeology/Anthropology Joint Major Requirements (admission to program September 2015 and after)

Lower Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 14 units, including all of

Lower Division Archaeology Requirements

Students complete a total of 15 units, including all of

Upper Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a total of at least 20 units of anthropology courses, including all of

No more than 4 units of Directed Readings and no more than 15 upper division units transferred from another institution may be used towards completion.

Upper Division Archaeology Requirements

Students complete at least 24 archaeology units, including

  • both Group I courses (ARCH 372, 471W)
  • at least one Group II course
  • at least one Group III course
  • at least two Group IV courses, of which one must be ARCH 312, 313, 321 or 331 or 378

Archaeology/Anthropology Joint Major Requirements (admission to program January 2012 to Summer 2015)

Lower Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a total of 16 units, including all of:

  • SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology (A)
  • SA 201W-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Live (A)
  • SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research (S or A) plus
  • one additional 200 division course chosen in anthropology and/or sociology/anthropology

Lower Division Archaeology Requirements

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ARCH 131-3 Human Origins
  • ARCH 201-3 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ARCH 272W-3 Archaeology of the Old World
  • ARCH 273-3 Archaeology of the New World

Upper Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a total of at least 20 units of anthropology, including all of:

  • SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnology (A)
  • SA 356W-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (S or A)
  • SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology (A) and
  • eight additional upper division units chosen from the Calendar list of anthropology (A) courses. SA 486 is highly recommended.

Upper Division Archaeology Requirements

Students complete at least 24 upper division archaeology units including Group I, II, III, and IV course requirements for the major.

  • Group I: both Group I courses
  • Group II: at least one Group II course
  • Group III: at least one Group III course
  • Group IV: at least two Group IV courses (of which one must be ARCH 321, 331 or 378)

List of Archaeology Group courses

Archaeology/Anthropology Joint Major Requirements (admission to program before January 2012)

Lower Division Anthropology Requirements

Students must complete the following courses:
    SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology (A)
    SA 201W-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life (A
    SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research (S or A)
    plus one additional 200 division course chosen in anthropology and/or sociology/anthropology

Strongly Recommended
    SA 286-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction (A)

Lower Division Archaeology Requirements

Students must complete the following courses:
    ARCH 131-3 Human Origins
    ARCH 201-3 Introduction to Archaeology
    ARCH 272W-3 Archaeology of the Old World
    ARCH 273-3 Archaeology of the New World

Upper Division Anthropology Requirements

At least 20 credit hours of upper division anthropology are required including the following:
    SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography (A)
    SA 356W-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (S or A)
    SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology (A)
    plus eight additional upper division units chosen from the Calendar list of anthropology (A) courses.

Highly Recommended
    SA 486-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Advanced Seminar (A)

Upper Division Archaeology Requirements

Students are required to complete at least 23 credit hours of upper division archaeology including:

one of:
    ARCH 301-3 Prehistoric and Indigenous Art
    ARCH 386-3 Archaeological Resource Management

and all of:
    ARCH 360-5 Native Cultures of North America
    ARCH 372-5 Material Culture Analysis
    ARCH 471W-5 Archaeological Theory
    plus one group II archaeology course.

ARCH 378 and 385 are strongly recommended.