Students who major in archaeology should meet these learning goals:

  • Acquire the basic skills for understanding theory, interpretation, and methods in archaeology
  • Develop an ability to analyze archaeological data through the reading and interpretation of archaeological publications and study of primary data
  • Conduct analyses and interpretations of material culture in precise, well-organized, and persuasive language, both orally and in writing
  • Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge of different past human cultures
  • Gain significant knowledge of the material culture of at least one region or thematic issue
  • Acquire onsite experience and expertise in archaeological method through fieldwork.