The Archaeology concentration focuses on the Americas, and includes prehistoric and historic archaeology. The faculty members of this sub-discipline have expertise in:

Rocky Mountain and Plains archaeology
Paleo-Indian studies
Hunter-gatherer ecology
Taphonomy
Zooarchaeology
Public archaeology
Andean archaeology
Inca and Spanish empires
Mining communities
Mesoamerican archaeology
Landscape archaeology
Geoarchaeology
Legacies of Resilience Project (LORE-LPG)

Special resources include the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology, the MesoAmerican lab, the Center for Archaeogeophysics and Geoarchaeology, and the Cultural Resources section of the Center for the Ecological Study of Military Lands. The archaeology program sponsors an annual field school each summer and houses the CSU Archaeological Repository.

Effective Fall 2020

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3C3
ANTH 101Practicing Anthropology 1
ANTH 120Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)3A3
ANTH 121Human Origins and Variation Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
ANTH 140Introduction to Archaeology (GT-HI1)3D3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
Electives 12
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3C3
Select one course from following: 3
Quantifying Anthropology  
Working With Data  
Quantitative Sociological Analysis  
Sociological Approaches to Quantitative Data  
Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Arts and Humanities3B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives 13
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
ANTH 400/GR 400History of Theory-Anthropology and Geography4B3
Select a minimum of six credits from the following Archaeological Concepts and Practice courses not taken in another category: 6-8
Archaeology of Rock Art  
Impacts on Ancient Environments4A 
Anthropological Perspectives on Food  
Archaeology and the Public4A 
Field Class in Archaeology  
Anthropological Report Preparation4A 
Heritage Resource Management  
Select a minimum of six credits from the following Archaeological Methods courses not taken in another category: 6
Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies  
Geoarchaeology  
Archaeological Investigation  
Human Osteology  
Digital Digging--Geophysics in Archaeology  
Lithic Technology  
Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management  
Anthropology Curation and Exhibition Methods  
Zooarchaeology  
Biological Anthropology minimum of 3 credits (see list below) 3-4
Cultural Anthropology minimum of 3 credits (see list below) 3-8
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 24-32
Senior
 
Students must take ANTH 493 concurrently with one of the courses listed in the selection below it:  
ANTH 4931Capstone Seminar4C1
Select one of the following AUCC 4A courses not taken in another category:1 3
Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory4A 
Archaeology of Mesoamerica4A 
Impacts on Ancient Environments4A 
Great Plains Archaeology4A 
Archaeology and the Public4A 
Anthropological Report Preparation4A 
Select two of the following Place and Space in Archaeology courses not taken in another category: 6
Archaeology of North America  
Archaeologies of Graffiti  
Colorado Prehistory  
Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory4A 
Archaeology of Mesoamerica4A 
Great Plains Archaeology4A 
Mediterranean Archaeology  
Seminar: Archaeology  
Select one geography course (subject code GR) not taken in another category 3
Electives2 15-23
 Total Credits 28-36
 Program Total Credits: 120

Biological Anthropology

Code Title AUCC Credits
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following not taken in another category:
ANTH 274 Human Diversity (GT-SC2) 3A 3
ANTH 275/SOC 275 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 3
ANTH 330 Human Ecology 3
ANTH 365 Quantifying Anthropology 3
ANTH 370 Primates 3
ANTH 371 Growing Up Primate 3
ANTH 372 Human Osteology 3
ANTH 373 Human Evolution 3
ANTH 374 Human Biological Variation 3
ANTH 375 Evolution of Primate Behavior 3
ANTH 376 Evolution of Human Adaptation 3
ANTH 377 Anthropology Perspectives-Evolution, Society 3
ANTH 378 Bipedal Apes 3
ANTH 379 Evolutionary Medicine and Human Health 3
ANTH 465 Zooarchaeology 3
ANTH 470 Paleontology Field School 4
ANTH 472 Human Biology 3
ANTH 473 The Neandertals 3
ANTH 474 Human Skeleton Analysis 3
ANTH 475 Methods of Analysis in Paleoanthropology 3
ANTH 492B Seminar: Biological Anthropology 3

Cultural Anthropology 

Code Title AUCC Credits
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following not taken in another category:
ANTH 225 Anthropology of the Arts 3
ANTH 232/MU 232 Soundscapes-Music as Human Practice 3C 3
ANTH 310 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 3
ANTH 312 Modern Indian Culture and Society 3
ANTH 313 Modernization and Development 3
ANTH 314 Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies 3
ANTH 315 Global Mobilities–The African Diaspora 3
ANTH 317 Anthropology of Human Rights 3
ANTH 322 The Anthropology of Religion 3
ANTH 330 Human Ecology 3
ANTH 333 Anthropology of Sex and Reproduction 3
ANTH 334 Narrative Traditions and Social Experience 4
ANTH 335 Language and Culture 3
ANTH 336 Art and Culture 3
ANTH 338 Gender and Anthropology 3
ANTH 340 Medical Anthropology 3
ANTH 343 Applied Medical Anthropology 3
ANTH 401 Psychological Anthropology Laboratory 1
ANTH 405 Public Anthropology and Global Challenges 3
ANTH 412 Indians of North America 3
ANTH 413 Indigenous Peoples Today 3
ANTH 414/ETST 414 Development in Indian Country 3
ANTH 415 Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World 3
ANTH 416 Gender, Culture, and Health 3
ANTH 417 Indigenous Environmental Stewardship 3
ANTH 423 Cultural Psychiatry 3
ANTH 430A/ESS 430A Study Abroad--South Africa: Communities and Conservation 6
ANTH 440 Theory in Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 441 Method in Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 442 Ethnographic Field School 3-8
ANTH 443 Ethnographic Field Methods 3
ANTH 444 Cultures of Virtual Worlds–Research Methods 3
ANTH 445 Psychological Anthropology 3
ANTH 479/IE 479 International Development Theory and Practice 3
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 100Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)X 3C3
ANTH 101Practicing Anthropology   1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Quantitative Reasoning X1B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   13
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 120Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)X 3A3
ANTH 121Human Origins and Variation Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A1
ANTH 140Introduction to Archaeology (GT-HI1)X 3D3
Electives   9
AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning) and CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)  3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Quantifying Anthropology    
Working With Data    
Quantitative Sociological Analysis    
Sociological Approaches to Quantitative Data    
Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Diversity and Global AwarenessX 3E3
Electives   7
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select a minimum of six credits from the Archaeological Concepts and Practice courses (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6-8
Select a minimum of six credits from the Archaeological Methods courses not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   6
 Total Credits   12-14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 400/GR 400History of Theory-Anthropology and GeographyX 4B3
Select one Biological Anthropology course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-4
Select one Cultural Anthropology course not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3-8
Advanced Writing  23
 Total Credits   12-18
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Take one Geography course (subject code GR) not taken in another category   3
Electives   12-15
 Total Credits   15-18
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ANTH 493Capstone SeminarX 4C1
AUCC 4A: Select one course not taken elsewhere from the AUCC 4A List on the Concentration Requirements TabX 4A3
Select two Place and Space in Archaeology courses not taken in another category (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  6
ElectivesX  3-8
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13-18
 Program Total Credits:   120