Archaeology

15 credits for 20 students.Coordinator: T. Messner

**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 archaeology.

94700 ANTH 115-F01 Historical Archaeology of NYS 3 Cr. TuTh 3:30-4:45pm Kruczek-Aaron, H.
This class introduces you to the field of historical archaeology with a special focus on archaeological sites excavated in NYS dating from the Contact Period to the early 20th century. Through case studies, you will learn about what historical archaeologists have revealed about the everyday lives of a range of New Yorkers who helped make history here. The experience of those traditionally left out of our history books but often revealed in the archaeological record will be highlighted. Satisfies General Education FC requirement.

94982 ANTH 204-F01 Archaeology-LEC 3 Cr. TuTh 11:00-12:15pm Messner, T.
94271 ANTH 204-F01 Archaeology-LAB 1 Cr. F 2-3:50pm Messner, T.
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.

94983 ARTH 101-F01 Survey of Art: Ancient to Gothic 3 Cr.MW 11-12:15pm 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.

94984 GEOL 103-F01 Physical Geology-LEC 2 Cr. MW 10-10:50am Rygel, M.
93607 GEOL 103-F01 Physical Geology-LAB 1 Cr. F 9-10:50am Bier, 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.

94125 FY 100-F01 @First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. M 4:30-5:45pm 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.