Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Archaeology & Classical Studies
Department of Archaeology & Classical Studies

Honours BA programs, Minors:

Archaeology
[AR]
Latin [LA]
Greek [GR]
Course Descriptions below:

Archaeology is the study of human culture worldwide through the physical remains left by earlier peoples. Modern archaeology is concerned with the preservation of archaeological resources on the local, regional and international level.

At Laurier the breadth of Archaeology is reflected by the faculty members who study the ancient cultures of the Near East, Greece, and Rome, as well as the North American aboriginal peoples and European cultures after 1500. The scope of faculty expertise also spans specializations in archaeological material science, archaeological survey, bioarchaeology, as well as environmental, historic, industrial, prehistoric and public archaeology. Field, lab and classroom instruction in these areas are complemented by other courses in related discipline, such as Anthropology, Ancient Studies, History, Geography, and Philosophy. This engaged, cross-disciplinary approach has led the Archaeology program at Laurier to become one of the most comprehensive at the undergraduate level in Canada, providing students with a very broad understanding of the discipline.

Department of Archaeology & Classical Studies

Adjunct Professors
  • William Finlayson, PhD, FRS(C)
  • Frances Stewart, PhD
Full-Time Faculty University of Waterloo Participating Faculty
  • S. L. Ager, PhD
  • A. Coskun, PhD
  • R. A. Faber, PhD
  • A. Faulkner, PhD
  • C. Hardiman, PhD
  • R. Kroeker, PhD
  • D. Porreca, PhD
  • C. Vester, PhD

 
Course Notes

  1. Language Courses: (Also refer to Greek and Latin sections.)
  2. Classical literature will be read in English. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is needed for the following AR courses.

 
Greek Course Notes

  1. By co-operative agreement with the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo, certain courses may, from year to year, be available at only one of the two universities. Courses other than those specified each year may be taken for credit only by cross-registration. GR101 and GR102 are taught separately at each university; GR201 and GR202 are also offered separately when enrolments warrant.
  2. Sight translation is included in all courses.
  3. Students entering with ability in ancient Greek should consult with the department to determine advanced standing.

 
Latin Course Notes

  1. By co-operative agreement with the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo, certain courses may, from year to year, be available at only one of the two universities. Courses other than those specified each year may be taken for credit only by cross registration. LA101 and LA102 are taught separately at each university; LA203 and LA204 are also offered separately when enrolments warrant.
  2. Sight translation is included in all courses.
  3. Students entering with OAC or Grade 12U Latin should consult with the department to determine course exemptions.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
AR101 Archaeology: An Introduction 0.5
AR102 Archaeology: Methods, Theory and Practice 0.5
AR104 The Greek World 0.5
AR105 Roman Civilization 0.5
AR106 Emerging Civilizations: Egypt and the Ancient Near East 0.5
AR107 The Imperial Age in Egypt and the Ancient Near East 0.5
AR201 Greek and Roman Mythology: The Gods 0.5
AR202 Greek and Roman Mythology: the Heroes 0.5
AR203 Physical Anthropology and Human Prehistory 0.5
AR205 Archaeology of Egypt and the Levant 0.5
AR208 History of the Greater Near East 0.5
AR209 History of Ancient Egypt 0.5
AR214 Greek Art and Archaeology 0.5
AR215 Roman Art and Archaeology 0.5
AR216 Sport in Greece and Rome 0.5
AR217 Archaeological Laboratory Methods [1] 0.5
AR219 Introduction to Field Archaeology 1.0
AR225 History of Ancient Greece 0.5
AR226 History of Ancient Rome 0.5
AR227 Archaeology of Prehistoric Southwest Asia and Egypt 0.5
AR235 North American Prehistory 0.5
AR241 History and Archaeology of North America 1500-1900 0.5
AR246 Environmental Archaeology 0.5
AR250 Digital Heritage and Archaeology 0.5
AR252 Life in the Stonehenge Era [2] 0.5
AR310 The Bronze Age: The Rise of Urbanism in the Greater Near East 0.5
AR311 The Iron Age: Empires and Ethnic States in the Greater Near East 0.5
AR313 Tools, Techniques and Material Culture [3] 0.5
AR321 The Greek Bronze Age 0.5
AR325 The Art and Architecture of Classical Greece 0.5
AR327 Hellenistic Art and Architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean 0.5
AR329 The Etruscans and Early Rome 0.5
AR331 The Art and Architecture of Imperial Rome 0.5
AR332 Children in the Ancient World 0.5
AR333 Archaeology of Disasters 0.5
AR336 Cultural Resource Management in Archaeology 0.5
AR341 Analytical Archaeology 0.5
AR342 Cultural Heritage Issues in Historical and Industrial Archaeology 0.5
AR343 Heritage Preservation and Structural Recording in Historical and Industrial Archaeology 0.5
AR344 Archaeology and Material Science 0.5
AR370 Introduction to Osteology 0.5
AR371 Archaeology of Death: Burial Practices Around the World 0.5
AR372 Archaeological Collections Management 0.5
AR390 Special Topics 0.5
AR440 Directed Study 0.5
AR452 Advanced Field Archaeology 1.0
AR453 Laboratory Analysis in Historical Archaeology 0.5
AR460 Paradigms in Archaeology 0.5
AR462 Capstone Seminar in Archaeology 0.5
AR470 Juvenile Osteology 0.5
AR471 Health, Diet and Disease in the Past 0.5
GR101 Introductory Ancient Greek I 0.5
GR102 Introductory Ancient Greek II 0.5
GR201 Intermediate Greek 0.5
GR202 Selections from Greek Authors 0.5
GR331 Advanced Studies in Greek: Prose 0.5
GR351 Advanced Composition, Grammar and Reading 0.5
GR490 Directed Study 0.5
GR491 Senior Studies in Greek: Selected Topics 0.5
LA101 Introductory Latin I 0.5
LA102 Introductory Latin II 0.5
LA203 Intermediate Latin 0.5
LA204 Selections from Latin Authors 0.5
LA331 Advanced Readings in Latin: Prose 0.5
LA351 Latin Composition and Reading 0.5
LA490 Directed Studies 0.5
LA491 Senior Studies in Latin: Selected Topics 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Deletion May 28, 2015: AR262/RE262 deleted; effective September 1, 2015.

  1. Senate Revision May 28, 2015: AR217 Description and prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2015

  2. Senate Addition April 15, 2015: AR252 New course; effective September 1, 2015.

  3. Senate Revision April 15, 2015: AR313 Prerequisite AN100 renumbered from AN101; effective September 1, 2015.