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  • Emphasis in Geoarchaeology
  • Anthropology & Earth Science

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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Geosciences - Geoarchaeology (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    Students in this major must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the B.S. degree and select coursework from one of the three emphases: Geology, Geographical Sciences, or Geoarchaeology.


    Requirements

    (40 Credits)

    ANTH 115 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
    ANTH 300 Archaeology (3)
    GEOS 115 Physical Geology (4)
    GEOS 115L Physical Geology Lab (0)
    GEOS 117 Water, Land, and People (3)
    GEOS 117L Water, Land and People Lab (1)
    GEOS 301 Archaeological Prospection (3)
    GEOS 302 Mineralogy (3)
    GEOS 303 Petrology (3)
    GEOS 307 Introduction to GIS (3)
    GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (3)
    GEOS 350 Geoarchaeology (3)
    GEOS 415 Reading Geochemical Fingerprints (3)
    GEOS 480 Senior Seminar (1)
    GEOS 455 Field Methods in Geoarchaeology (4) or
    ANTH 450 Field Work in Anthropology (6)


    Restricted Electives

    Students must select at least nine credits form the listed courses.

    ANTH 120 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3)
    ANTH 216 The Paleolithic Age (3)
    ANTH 217 The Rise of Civilization (3)
    ANTH 315 North American Archaeology (3)
    ANTH 318 Archaeology and the Bible (3)
    ANTH 390 Topics in Anthropology (1-3)

    GEOS 116 Historical Geology (3)
    GEOS 205 Thinking Spatially (3)
    GEOS 210 Cartography
    GEOS 325 Reading Landscape: Ways of Seeing (3)
    GEOS 340 Economic and Environmental Geology (3)
    GEOS 370 Structural Geology and Mapping (3)
    GEOS 390 Topics in Geosciences (1-3)
    GEOS 397 Research in Geosciences (1-3)
    GEOS 416 Paleontology (3)
    GEOS 417 Taphonomy and Paleoecology (3)
    GEOS 450 Field Geology (3)


    Related Requirements

    (12 Credits)

    Students must take 12 credits from those listed below. Students may select from SOIL 210 Intro Soil Science (NDSU) or SOIL 444 Soil Gensis/Survey (NDSU).

    BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)
    BIOL 115L Organismal Biology Laboratory (0)
    BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)
    BIOL 305 General Botany (4)
    BIOL 345 Principles of Ecology (4)

    CHEM 150 General Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 150L General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
    CHEM 210 General Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 210L General Chemistry II Lab (1)

    GEOS 207 GPS Field Techniques (3)
    GEOS 407 Spatial Analysis (4)

    MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
    MATH 261 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 262 Calculus II (4)

    PHYS 160 College Physics I with Lab (3) or
    PHYS 200 General Physics I with Lab (3)
    PHYS 161 College Physics II with Lab (4) or
    PHYS 201 General Physics II with Lab (4)


    Recommended

    Students should consult with their advisor in the department to determine which elective courses are most appropriate for their interests and plans.