Honours BA Archaeology and Heritage Studies

The Honours Archaeology and Heritage Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, of which at least 14.0 must be at the senior level. For students who chose to complete the minimum 10.0 credits for this program, 9.0 credits must be Archaeology approved at the senior level. It must contain at least 8.0 but no more than 13.0 AR credits and include:

  1. Required AR Credits: AR101, AR102, AR219*, AR336, AR460, AR462
  2. one of: AR341 or AR344
  3. 2.0 additional AR credits at the 200-level
  4. 2.0 additional AR credits at the 300 or 400-level
  5. 2.0 additional credits from Approved Archaeology and Heritage Studies courses.

Degree Program Electives:
An additional 10.0 credits for the degree total of 20.0 credits, (including 5.0 credits which must be senior, and 5.0 of which may be AR).

Program Regulations

GPA Calculation:
For purposes of progression and graduation, the cumulative GPA will be calculated on all archaeology courses on record. All students are required to participate in a summer field school (either domestic or overseas, though participation in a field school pertinent to the area of study is recommended where feasible) and are encouraged to learn by becoming involved with the study of the department's artefact collections from current and past research projects carried out by department members. Students are encouraged to take the field course (AR219*) as early in the program as possible.

Archaeology and Heritage Studies Approved Courses:

AN201 - Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Ethnohistorical Perspectives
AN229 - Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Contemporary Issues
AN241 - City Life and Urban Space
AN300 - Ethnographic Methods
AN316 - Art, Anthropology and Material Culture
AN322 - Religion, Ritual and Magic
AN348 - Space, Place and Culture
AN349 - Natures, Cultures, Environments
AN461 - The Anthropology of the Body
CS213 - Technology and Society
GESC251 - Cartography
GESC254 - Geographic Information and Analysis
GESC258 - Geographical Research Methods
GG231 - Risks and Disasters: A Geographical Introduction
GG232 - Landscapes of the Great Lakes Basin
GG262 - Travel Behaviour
GG265 - Experiencing the City
GG270 - Cultural Geographies
GG271 - Temporal Perspectives on the City
GG272 - Sex, Death and the City: Population Geography
GG273 - Geographies of Health and Disease
GG282 - Geomorphology and Soils
GG333 - Field Surveying
GG351 - Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
GG355 - Remote Sensing for Geography and Environmental Studies
GG361 - Spatial Analysis
GG369 - Geographical Information Systems
GG373 - Landscapes and Identities
GG376 - Cultural Heritage Landscapes
GG396 - Natural Hazards
GG468 - Advanced Spatial Analysis
GG469 - Advanced Geographical Information Systems
GG489 - Paleoclimatology
GS220/RE221 - Being Human in a Global Age
GS355/AN355/RE355 - Indigenous Peoples in Global Context
HI212 - French Canada Before Confederation
HI213 - French Canada After Confederation
HI220 - War and Society: From Knights to the Thin Red Line
HI235 - Ancient Egypt
HI236 - Magic and Religion in the Ancient World
HI237 - Vikings!
HI252 - Lives of the Explorers
HI255 - Crime and Justice in Antiquity
HI258 - Indigenous Peoples and Empires
HI261 - The Ancient World in Contemporary Culture
HI265 - Ten Moments that made the Middle East
HI281 - Slavery in the Ancient World
HI282 - Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
HI283 - Ancient Africa
HI284 - The History of Sexuality in Western Civilization
HI285 - Ancient Art Beyond the West
HI288* - History Travel Course
HI289 - Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World
HI292 - History of Canada to Confederation
HI301 - Gender in Ancient Greece Drama
HI305 - Ancient Sexualities
HI316 - Europe and the Early Modern Atlantic World
HI321 - Social History of Pre-Industrial Canada
HI323 - Memory, Monuments and Museums
HI330 - Slavery and Emancipation in the United States
HI339 - History of Ontario since 1791
HI341 - Canadian Military History
HI342 - Culture and Ideas in the Modern World: Descartes to Darwin
HI343 - Culture and Ideas in the Modern World: Marxism to Post-modernism
HI344 - Indigenous Eastern Canada
HI345 - Indigenous Western Canada
HI366 - Modern Turkey
HI368 - The Ottoman Empire
HI374 - Jews, ‘Witches’ and Heretics: Persecution and Toleration in pre-Modern Europe c. 1050-1700
HI382 - Anglo-Saxon England, c. 450-1066
HI384 - The World of Genghis Khan
HI385 - Food and Drink in Ancient Mediterranean Society
HI388* - History Travel Course
HI390 - Family Law in Greece and Rome
HI391 - Waking the Dead: Voices from the Near East
HP201 - Revolution in Western Science, from Aristotle to the Enlightenment
MI201 - Mediterranean Culture and Civilization I
MI202 - Mediterranean Culture and Civilization II
ML201 - City and Cathedral: The Church in Medieval Society
ML202 - Castle and Village: Class and Material Culture
ML288 - Medieval Studies Travel Course
ML301 - An Introduction to Medieval Manuscripts
ML302 - The Middle Ages Again
ML388* - Medieval Studies Travel Course
MZ200 - Introduction to Muslim Studies
MZ300 - Special Topics in Muslim Studies
NO230 - Decolonizing North America
PP256 - Ancient Philosophy I
PP259 - Ancient Philosophy II
PP261 - Medieval Philosophy
RE202 - The Legacy of the Bible: Liberation and Oppression
RE203 - Science and Religion
RE204 - Introduction to Judaism
RE211 - Indigenous Religions
RE213 - Religious Heritage of Islam
RE215 - Early Christian Cultures
RE227 - Religions and Cultures of the Middle East
RE233 - Stories and the Sacred
RE250 - Buddhist Paths: Emergence and Development
RE255 - South Asian Religions in Past and Present
RE307 - Reading Religious Texts
RE308 - Conducting Fieldwork
RE318 - Canadian Native Religious Traditions
RE332 - Sacred Space
RE335 - Jesus of Nazareth
RE338 - Islamic Mysticism
RE344 - Apocalypticism

Program Notes

  1. Some courses may be offered on a rotating basis; it is the student's responsibility to plan his/her program accordingly.
  2. Students who are planning to pursue graduate studies in this or a related field are encouraged to plan their program with that goal in mind, and should consider both AR341 and AR344.
  3. Students interested in concentrating in the sub-field of Bioarchaeology are strongly advised to take the following courses: AR203, AR370, AR371, AR470, and AR471.
  4. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.