Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Archaeology requires ten courses (2 lower and 8 upper division) totaling forty units. The Interdisciplinary Archaeology major draws courses from 5 departments including Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Linguistics, and Religion.

Lower Division (8 units)

  • ANTH 202 Introduction to Archaeology or
  • CLAS 212 Archaeology: Interpreting the Past
  • LING 295g The Ancient Near East Culture or
  • AHIS 201g Digging into the Past: Material Culture of the Ancient Mediterranean

Upper Division (32 units)

Theory and Methods

Choose two courses from the following three:

  • AHIS 425 Interdisciplinary Studies in Classical Art
  • REL 494 Advanced Near Eastern and Mediterranean Archaeology
  • REL 495 Theory and Field Methods in Archaeology

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Choose one course from each discipline:

  • ANTH 310 Archaeology of the Americas or
  • ANTH 311 Old World Archaeology
  • AHIS 321 Greek Art and Archaeology or
  • AHIS 322 Roman Art and Archaeology or
  • AHIS 384 Early Chinese Art or
  • AHIS 420 Studies in Ancient Art
  • CLAS 323 Aegean Archaeology
  • REL 394 Near Eastern and Mediterranean Archaeology or
  • REL 493 The Art and ARchaeology of Religion: Beginnings

Elective

Choose any 300 or 400 level course offered by the Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Linguistics, or Religion Departments

Capstone

  • CLAS 465 Archaeology and Society


  • USC Archaeology Research Center