Students who choose to undertake the undergraduate program in archaeology should consult the Undergraduate Announcement for listings of courses in the Department of Art and Archaeology, as well as course listings for other departments. Classical, Islamic, and East Asian art and archaeology form parts of the graduate program in the Department of Art and Archaeology.
In addition to the many courses in the Department of Art and Archaeology, students of archaeology considering cognate courses will find related courses in departments such as classics, history, religion, Near Eastern studies, East Asian studies, anthropology, geosciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, chemistry, civil and environmental engineering, and materials science and engineering. Additionally, students may take up to two language courses beyond the 100-level toward their requirements.
Examples of courses in other departments include:
- In classics, history, Near Eastern studies, religion, East Asian studies, and other departments and programs there are courses in ancient history, several of which are cross-listed among departments, for example: “Greek and Roman History” (CLA 216, 217, 218, 219/HIS 216, 217, 218, 219), “The Ancient Near East” (NES 331), “Jews, Muslims, and Christians in the Middle Ages” (HIS 220/NES 220), “The Scientific Worldview of Antiquity and the Middle Ages” (HIS 290), “Introduction to Islam” (NES 236/REL 236), “Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel” (REL 230), “History of East Asia to 1800” (EAS 207/HIS 207), “Problems in Greek History: Greek Historical Inscriptions” (CLA 522), “Dunhuang Manuscripts and Chinese Buddhism” (REL 531).
- In the Department of Anthropology: “Introduction to Anthropology” (ANT 201) and “The History of Anthropological Theory” (ANT 390); also “Human Evolution,” a course cross-listed with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Geosciences (ANT 206/GEO 208/EEB 306); and “Human Adaptation,” a course cross-listed with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (ANT 215/EEB 315).
- In ecology and evolutionary biology, in addition to the above cross-listed courses: “Evolutionary Biology” (EEB 309).
- In geosciences, in addition to the above cross-listed course: “Geology” (GEO 203), “Sedimentology and Stratigraphy” (GEO 308), and “Sedimentology” (GEO 370). Freshman seminars in Geosciences might be of interest to students of archaeology. Plans for a seminar that includes geoscience applications for archaeological materials is in the planning stage.
- In civil and environmental engineering and materials science and engineering, there are courses in the Materials Research Group, including “Art Conservation.”
- Students wishing to pursue a course of study involving materials science would be advised to take courses in chemistry, up to and including “Organic Chemistry” (CHM 301 and 302).
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshops and courses are offered through the Princeton University Library Digital Map and Geospatial Information Center.