Courses

In addition to the program’s four core courses, starred (*) courses in the list below represent possible choices for the six archaeology-specific elective courses required by the archaeology major.

The other (unstarred) courses could count toward the three additional courses required by the major, which are pertinent to an individual student’s particular archaeological concentration.

Other courses not included on this list could potentially be counted toward the latter category (e.g., ancient language classes, graduate courses, courses concerning other regions). All course selections should be made in consultation with an adviser from the archaeology program.

Anthropology

070.103 (H,S,W) Africa and the Museum
Guyer 3 credits

* 070.132 (H,S,W) Invitation to Anthropology
Staff 3 credits

070.319 (H,S) The Logic of Anthropological Inquiry
Guyer 3 credits

070.378 (H,S) Cultural Property and Politics in Latin America
Poole 3 credits

Biology

020.365 (N) Introduction to the Human Skeleton
Ruff 3 credits

020.379 01 (N) Evolution
Norris 3 credits

Behavioral Biology

* AS 290.101 Human Origins
P. Holland

Classics

040.102 (H) Jews, Greeks and Others in Ancient Israel: Historical and Archaeological Aspects
Staff 3 credits

* 040.140 (H) Gender and Sexuality in Early Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean
Anderson 3 credits

040.111 (H) Greek Civilization
Staff 3 credits

040.112 (H) Roman Civilization
Staff 3 credits

* 040.137 (H W) Archaeology at the Crossroads: The Ancient Eastern Mediterranean through Objects in the JHU Archaeological Museum
Anderson 3 credits

* 040.218 (H) Celebration and Performance in the Early Aegean
Anderson 3 credits

* 040.221 (H) The Archaeology of Early Greece
Anderson 3 credits

* 040.359 (H) Making Identities: How Archaeology Constructs People in the Past and Present
Anderson 3 credits

* 010.430 (H) History of Roman Art and Architecture
Tucci 3 credits

Graduate courses that may be taken with permission of the instructor

040.609 (H) Sexuality in Egyptian and Roman Art
Bryan 3 credits

040.648 (H) Homeric Archaeology
Anderson 3 credits

040.680 (H) Roman Sculpture in the Walters Art Museum
Staff 3 credits

010.718 (H) Art and Architecture in the Augustan Age
Tucci 3 credits

010.719 (H) Art and Architecture under the Flavian Dynasty
Tucci 3 credits

Geography and Environmental Engineering

570.317 (N) Paleoecology
Brush 3 credits

570.406 (H,S,W) Environmental History
Schoenberger 3 credits

570.423 (N) Principles of Geomorphology
Wilcock 4 credits

150.107 (S) Introduction to Geography
Schoenberger 3 credits

570.205 (N) Ecology
Brush 3 credits

570.328 (N) Geography and Ecology of Plants
Brush 3 credits

570.404 (H, S) Political Ecology
Schoenberger 3 credits

History

100.470 (H,S) Monuments and Memory in Asian History
Meyer-Fong 3 credits

100.101 (H,S,W) History of Occidental Civilization: The Ancient World
Staff 3 credits

100.121-122 (H,S) History of Africa
Berry, Larson 3 credits

100.208 (H,S) China: Neolithic to Song
Meyer-Fong 3 credits

History of Art

* 010.105 (H) Ancient Art of the Americas
DeLeonardis 3 credits

* 010.317 (H) Space & Experience in Rome’s Provinces During the 2nd Century CE
Miranda 3 credits

* 010.334 (H) Problems in Ancient American Art
DeLeonardis 3 credits

* 010.336 (H) Hellenistic Art
Tucci 3 credits

* 010.355 (H) Art and Religion in the Roman World
Tucci 3 credits

* 010.365 (H) Ancient Andean Art
DeLeonardis 3 credits

* 010.370 (H) Art of Ancient Peru
DeLeonardis 3 credits

*010.378 (H) Roman Historical Art
3 credits

*010.398 (H) Tombs for the Living
DeLeonardis 3 credits

* 010.407 (H) Ancient Americas Metallurgy
DeLeonardis 3 credits

* 010.423 (H) Roman Sculpture
Tucci 3 credits

* 010.430 (H) History of Roman Art and Architecture
Tucci 3 credits

* 010.315 Art of the Assyrian Empire, 1000-600 BCE
Feldman 3 credits

* 010.364 Babylon: Myth and Reality
Feldman 3 credits

* 010.421 Creating Sacred Space in the Ancient and Medieval World
Feldman 3 credits

Near Eastern Studies

* 130.101 (H) Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations
Schwartz 3 credits

* 130.102 (H,S) From Neanderthals to the Neolithic
S. McCarter 3 credits

130.106 (H W) Freshman Seminar: Ancient Empires
Lauinger 3 credits

* 130.110 (H,S) Introduction to Archaeology
Schwartz; S. McCarter 3 credits

* 130.115 (H,S) Introduction to Near Eastern Archaeology
Schwartz 3 credits

* 130.126 (H) Gods and Monsters in Ancient Egypt
Jasnow 3 credits

* 130.135 (H) Ancient Egyptian Civilization
Bryan 3 credits

* 130.177 (H,S) World Prehistory
Harrower 3 credits

* 130.316 (H) Ancient City of the Future
Schwartz 3 credits

130.304 (H) Ancient Cities
Delnero 3 credits

* 130.328 (H) Ancient Egypt within Africa
Bryan 3 credits

* 130.329 (H) Ancient Egyptian Art
Bryan 3 credits

* 130.334 (H) Museum Study of Objects from the Eton College Myers Collection
Bryan 3 credits

* 130.350 (H) Issues in the Archaeology of the Near East
Schwartz 3 credits

* 130.351 (H,S) The Emergence of Civilization: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Schwartz 3 credits

* 130.353 (H,N) Space Archaeology: An Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS, and GPS
Harrower 3 credits

* 130.354 (H,S) Archaeological Method and Theory
Harrower 3 credits

* 130.355 (H,N) Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology
Harrower 3 credits

130.510 (H) Senior Thesis I (Fall or Spring Semester)
Schwartz 3 credits

130.511 (H) Senior Thesis II (Fall or Spring Semester)
Prerequisite: 130.510
Schwartz 3 credits

131.800 Independent Readings and Research
(Laboratory seminar on zooarchaeology may be offered by Melinda Zeder, adjunct professor of Near Eastern Studies and curator in the American Museum of Natural
History, Smithsonian Institution)

Graduate courses that may be taken with permission of the instructor

131.634-635 (H,S) Seminars in Near Eastern Archaeology
Schwartz 3 credits

131.653 (H, N) Space Archaeology: An Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS, and GPS.
Harrower 3 credits

131.654 (H,S) Archaeological Method and Theory
Harrower 3 credits

131.655 (H,N) Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology
Harrower 3 credits

133.700-701 (H) Survey of Egyptian Archaeological Sites
Bryan 3 credits

133.720-721 (H) Egyptian Art of the Old through Middle Kingdoms
Bryan 3 credits

133.724-725 (H) Egyptian Art of the Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom
Bryan 3 credits

133.730 (H) Egyptian Art of the Third Intermediate and Late Periods
Bryan 3 credits

133.735 (H) Egyptian Art of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods
Bryan 3 credits

133.750-751 (H) Seminar in Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Bryan 3 credits

Museums and Society

* 389.205 (H) Examining Archaeological Objects
Balachandran 3 credits

* 389.315 (H) Ancient Colors: The Technologies and Meanings of Color in Antiquity
Balachandran 3 credits

389.336 (H) Heritage at Work
Comer 3 credits

389.340 (H) Critical Issues in Art Conservation
Balachandran 3 credits

* 389.342 (H) Objects in Focus: Materials, Techniques, History
Balachandran 3 credits

389.345 (H) Introduction to Museum Practice
Balachandran 3 credits

389.361 (H) Introduction to Material Culture: Farming, Food, and Festivity
Arthur 3 credits

389.440 (H,S) Who Owns Culture?
Rodini 3 credits

History of Science and Technology

140.105 (HS) History of Medicine: Antiquity through the Scientific Revolution
Fissell 3 credits

Earth and Planetary Sciences

270.104 (N) History of the Earth and Its Biota
Hinnov 3 credits

270.205 (EN) Intro to Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis
Staff

270.318 (N) Remote Sensing of the Environment
Del Castillo, Zaitchik 3 credits

270.220 (N) The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Geology
Ferry 3 credits

270.222 (N) Earth Materials
Veblen, Ferry 4 credits 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab

270.311 (N) Geobiology
Levin 3 credits

270.313 (N) Isotope Geochemistry
Passey 3 credits

270.377 (N) Climates of the Past
Hinnov, Levin, Passey 3 credits

270.405 (N) Modeling the Hydrological Cycle
Zaitchik 3 credits

Program in Latin American Studies

361.130 (H,S,W) Introduction to Latin American Studies
Castro-Klaren 3 credits

Africana Studies

362.103 (H,S) Introduction to the Arts of Africa
Bridges 3 credits

362.220 (H,S,W) Discourses in the African Diaspora
Vinson 2 credits

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another pogram, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Evolution
AS.020.379 (01)

This course takes a broad look at the impact of natural selection and other evolutionary forces on evolution. Emphasis is placed on what we can learn from genome sequences about the history of life, as well as current evolutionary pressures. Recommended Course Background: AS.020.306, AS.020.330, or permission required

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH, ARCH-ARCH

Introduction To Archaeology
AS.136.101 (01)

An introduction to archaeology and to archaeological method and theory, exploring how archaeologists excavate, analyze, and interpret ancient remains in order to reconstruct how ancient societies functioned. Specific examples from a variety of archaeological projects in different parts of the world will be used to illustrate techniques and principles discussed.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 55/70
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Art of the Ancient Americas
AS.010.105 (01)

This course provides a basis for the study of ancient Americas art and architecture and a broad exposure to the issues relevant to its study. Select visual arts within the primary regions of Mexico and Central America will be emphasized. In conjunction with the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and the JHU Archaeological Museum (JHAM), students will participate in on-site study of the collections.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH

Celebration and Performance in Early Greece
AS.040.218 (01)

Surviving imagery suggests that persons in Minoan and Mycenaean societies engaged in various celebratory performances, including processions, feasts, and ecstatic dance. This course explores archaeological evidence of such celebrations, focusing on sociocultural roles, bodily experience, and interpretive challenges.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Egyptian Funerary Arts in the Archaeological Museum
AS.130.334 (01)

This class will aim to cover the production and choice of funerary objects for Egyptian elite tombs in several eras of antiquity: the Middle and New Kingdoms, the Third Intermediate Period, and the Late Periods. Students will work with specific objects after learning generally about them, and they will carry out analyses of materials, pigments, construction methods, and erosion and degradation effects. They will create a virtual exhibition for the Museum's website and present their results for inclusion in the museum cataloguing project.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/9
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Invitation to Anthropology
AS.070.132 (03)

Click. The screen that brings you last night’s Instagrams and celebrity gossip also flashes glimpses of melting icecaps and burning rubble. These are complex times for human beings, both exciting and unsettling. This course introduces anthropology as a way of reflecting on the challenges of contemporary life around the globe, focusing on themes such as migration, warfare, ecology, inequality, and addiction.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/20
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI

Invitation to Anthropology
AS.070.132 (04)

Click. The screen that brings you last night’s Instagrams and celebrity gossip also flashes glimpses of melting icecaps and burning rubble. These are complex times for human beings, both exciting and unsettling. This course introduces anthropology as a way of reflecting on the challenges of contemporary life around the globe, focusing on themes such as migration, warfare, ecology, inequality, and addiction.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI

Invitation to Anthropology
AS.070.132 (02)

Click. The screen that brings you last night’s Instagrams and celebrity gossip also flashes glimpses of melting icecaps and burning rubble. These are complex times for human beings, both exciting and unsettling. This course introduces anthropology as a way of reflecting on the challenges of contemporary life around the globe, focusing on themes such as migration, warfare, ecology, inequality, and addiction.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis
AS.270.205 (01)

The course provides a broad introduction to the principles and practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related tools of Geospatial Analysis. Topics will include history of GIS, GIS data structures, data acquisition and merging, database management, spatial analysis, and GIS applications. In addition, students will get hands-on experience working with GIS software.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, ARCH-ARCH

Invitation to Anthropology
AS.070.132 (01)

Click. The screen that brings you last night’s Instagrams and celebrity gossip also flashes glimpses of melting icecaps and burning rubble. These are complex times for human beings, both exciting and unsettling. This course introduces anthropology as a way of reflecting on the challenges of contemporary life around the globe, focusing on themes such as migration, warfare, ecology, inequality, and addiction.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI

Introduction to the Museum: Past and Present
AS.389.201 (01)

This course surveys museums, from their origins to their most contemporary forms, in the context of broader historical, intellectual, and cultural trends including the social movements of the 20th century. Anthropology, art, history, and science museums are considered. Cross-listed with History and History of Art.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/30
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.020.379 (01)EvolutionMW 12:00PM - 1:20PMNorris, Carolyn RMudd 100BIOL-UL, BEHB-BIOBEH, ARCH-ARCH
AS.136.101 (01)Introduction To ArchaeologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSchwartz, Glenn MGilman 50
AS.010.105 (01)Art of the Ancient AmericasTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDeleonardis, LisaHodson 216HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH
AS.040.218 (01)Celebration and Performance in Early GreeceM 1:30PM - 4:00PMAnderson, Emily S.K.Gilman 108ARCH-ARCH
AS.130.334 (01)Egyptian Funerary Arts in the Archaeological MuseumTh 2:00PM - 4:30PMBalachandran, Sanchita, Bryan, Betsy MorrellGilman 150AARCH-ARCH
AS.070.132 (03)Invitation to AnthropologyW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 12:00PM - 1:15PMPandian, AnandOlin 305ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI
AS.070.132 (04)Invitation to AnthropologyW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 12:00PM - 1:15PMPandian, AnandOlin 305ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI
AS.070.132 (02)Invitation to AnthropologyW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 12:00PM - 1:15PMPandian, AnandOlin 305ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI
AS.270.205 (01)Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial AnalysisM 1:30PM - 4:00PMChen, XinKrieger 108GECS-SCI, ARCH-ARCH
AS.070.132 (01)Invitation to AnthropologyW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 12:00PM - 1:15PMPandian, AnandOlin 305ARCH-ARCH, GECS-SOCSCI
AS.389.201 (01)Introduction to the Museum: Past and PresentMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMKingsley, Jennifer PGilman 119HIST-EUROPE, ARCH-ARCH