Archaeology

14 credits for 20 students.Coordinator: Hadley 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.

94953 ANTH 106 Ancient People and Places 3 Cr. MW 3:30-4:45pm 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.

94717 ANTH 115 Historical Archaeology of NYS 3 Cr. MW 2-3:15pm Kruczek-Aaron, H.
Explores the field of historical archaeology, including the theories, methods and techniques by which it is guided. Focuses primarily on archaeological sites in America from the colonial and contact period to the present. Students will consider how historical documents, ethnographic and oral accounts, and material culture can be studied to offer alternative perspectives on the past.Satisfies General Education FC requirement.

94670 ARTH 101 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.

94954 GEOL 103 Physical Geology-LEC 2 Cr. MW 9-9:50am Kelson, C.
95036 GEOL 103 Physical Geology-LAB 1 Cr. F 9-10:50am Kelson, C.
Minerals, rocks, rock deformation, aerial photos, maps, geological processes that shape the land, environmental geology. Lab required.Satisfies General Education SP & LB requirements.

95073 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Th 9:30-10:45am Staff
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.