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Archaeology

15 credits for 15 students. Coordinator: H. Kruczek-Aaron
**Resides in First-Year Experience, Bowman West.

Do you dig archaeology? SUNY Potsdam offers an archaeology minor and a major, combining courses in geology, anthropology, and art history. This FIG is an excellent introduction to studies in archaeology.

ANTH 106-F01 Ancient People and Places 3 Cr. TuTh 9:30-10:45am Messner, T.
This survey of world prehistory illustrates the varied perspectives and techniques of archaeology.  Case studies highlight ancient places and the people who lived in them.  Satisfies General Education XC requirement.

ANTH 204-F01 Archaeology-LEC 3 Cr. TuTh 12:30-1:45pm Kruczek-Aaron, H.
ANTH 204-F01 Archaeology-LAB 1 Cr. F  2:00-3:50pm  Kruczek-Aaron, H.
Leads the student through the development of modern archaeological methods and theory to an examination of major questions posed by today’s archaeological investigations. Students will learn how archaeologists use survey, excavation and laboratory analysis to reconstruct the past. Hands-on laboratory exercises will be used to explain how archaeology reveals ancient diets and environments, ancient economic, political and social systems, and ancient religions and rituals. Lab section above required.

ARTH 101-F01 Survey of Art: Ancient to Gothic 3 Cr. MW 11:00-12:15pm Downing, C.
Major art styles and monuments of Pre-Renaissance art; relationship between art and politics, religion and economics in ancient societies. Course will also include some discussion of non-western art: the art of native peoples and of the east. Satisfies General Education WC requirement.

GEOL 103-F01 Physical Geology-LEC 2 Cr. MW 10:00-10:50am Rygel, M.
GEOL 103-F01 Physical Geology-LAB 1 Cr. F 9:00-10:50am  Williams, S.
Minerals, rocks, rock deformation, aerial photos, maps, geological processes that shape the land, environmental geology. Lab required (Lab fee $10).  Counts for  Environmental Studies Major/Minor. Satisfies General Education SP & LB requirements.

FY 100-F01 @First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. M 4:00-5:15pm Conant, N.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students’ transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.