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Course Categories

The archaeology, technology, and historical structures (ATHS) major and minor consist of three different types of courses:

Students can also see their course options for their optional independent study and senior project course. Visit the course page to see the courses that will be available for the upcoming semester. 

Foundation Courses

  • ME 104Q: The Engineering of Bridges
         or
    ME 106: Engineering in Antiquity
  • AHST107: Ancient Architecture
         or
    AHST 188: Cities and Architecture in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes
         or
    AHST 243: Architecture of the Classical World
  • CLST 230: Classical Archaeology: Greek Art and Archaeology (Formerly CLA 220)
         or 
    CLST 231: Classical Archaeology: Roman Art and Archaeology (Formerly CLA 221)

Core Courses

Our core courses are broken up into four different categories:

Core One—Engineering

  • ME 104Q: The Engineering of Bridges
  • ME 106: Engineering in Antiquity
  • ME 108: Engineering and Architectural Heritage (taught by visiting faculty in fall 2014)
  • ME 206/206W: Building Engineering and Technology in Antiquity
  • ME 107/107W: Mechanics and Optics in Antiquity
  • CLST 204/204W: Engineering and Society in Classical Antiquity
  • ME 207: Roman Structures: Building the Imperial City
  • ME 208: Structural Dynamic and Instrumentation on Architectural Heritage Buildings (taught by visiting faculty in fall 2014)

Core Two—Archaeology and Architecture

  • AHST 106: Introduction to Archaeology
  • CLST 230/230W: Classical Archaeology: Greek Art and Archaeology
    • Formerly CLA 220/220W
  • CLST 231/231W: Classical Archaeology: Roman Art and Archaeology
    • Formerly CLA 221/221W
  • CLST 234: Pompeii and the Bay of Naples
    • Formerly CLA 222
  • HIST 280/280W: Archaeology of Early America
  • HIST 285: Digital History: The Virtual St. George's Project
  • HIST 299: Field and Research Methods
  • ANTH 253/HIST 217: Prehistory of Ancient Peru (taught by visiting faculty)
  • ANTH 254/ HIST 218/RELC 250: Religion and Power in the Andes (taught by visiting faculty)
  • AHST 107/107W: Ancient Architecture
  • AHST 114: Creating Architecture
  • AHST 150: Introduction to Architecture
  • AHST 188: Cities and Architecture in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes (taught by visiting faculty)
  • AHST 201: Hispanic Architecture in the Viceroyalty of Peru (taught by visiting faculty)
  • AHST 240: British Art of the Middle Ages
  • AHST 243/243W: Architecture of the Classical World
  • AHST 245: Architecture in the High Middle Ages: Structure and Meaning
  • CLST 214: The Ancient City
  • CLST 299: Field Methods in Archaeology
  • ITAL 223/AHST 226/CLST 223: Monuments of Ancient Italy: History, Structure, Form (Arezzo Program)

Core Three—History

  • CLST 102: Democracy: Past and Present 
    • Formerlly CLA 102: Cultural History of Ancient Greece
  • CLST 121: History of the Ancient Roman World
    • Formerlly CLA 115: Roman World
  • CLST 250/250W: Ethnic Identity in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • PHIL 201: History of Ancient Philosophy
  • HIST 101: The Ancient World
  • HIST 102: The West and the World to 1500
  • HIST 103: The West and the World Since 1492
  • HIST 162: Early America, 1600–1800
  • AHST 242: Barbarian Europe

Core Four—Science, Technology, and Society

  • HIST 180: History of Technology
  • HIST 185: Historical Origins of Modern Astronomy
  • MATH 300W: History of Mathematics
  • HIST 207: Technologies of the Scientific Revolution
  • EESC 215: Environmental and Applied Geophysics

Elective Courses

Engineering

  • ME 110: Engineering Graphics (2 Credits)
  • ME 120: Engineering Mechanics: Statics
  • ME 121: Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
  • ME 226: Introduction to Solid Mechanics
  • ME 225: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 204: Mechanical Design
  • ME 222: Introduction to Robust Design and Quality Engineering
  • ME 254: Finite Elements
  • ME 394: Internship (special approval required)

Art and Art History

  • AHST 137: Introduction to Modern Architecture
  • AHST 256: Vernacular Architecture in the USA
  • AHST 274: Cultural History of American Architecture
  • AHST 284: Modern Architecture and Urbanism
  • AHST 320: The Politics of Space
  • ITAL 244/AHST 244: Art History: Art, Architecture, and Literature in the Age of Dante and Beyond (Arezzo Program)
  • SART 131: Introductory 3D
  • SART 232: Advanced 3D
  • SART 233: Issues in Advanced 3D
  • AHST/SART 394: Internship (special approval required)

Science, Technology and Society

  • EESC 119: Energy and Society
  • EESC 204: Earth Materials
  • EESC 211: Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards

Classics

  • LATN 101: Elementary Latin I
  • LATN 102: Elementary Latin II
  • LATN 103: Intermediate Latin
  • LATN 216: Roman Historians
  • CGRK 101: New Testament and Classical Greek I
  • CGRK 102: New Testament and Classical Greek II
  • CGRK 103: Intermediate Greek
  • CLST 110: Classical Mythology
    • Formerlly CLA 135
  • CLST 142: The Ideas of the Greeks
  • CLST 240: Ancient Roman Religion
    • Formerly CLA 209
  • CLST 394: Internship (special approval required)

Optional Independent Study and Senior Project

The senior thesis/project is based on the student’s area of interest and must be conducted under the supervision of an ATHS faculty member. Before registering for senior year courses, you must work with your senior thesis advisor to prepare a thesis/project proposal and submit it for approval by the ATHS program director.

Core One—Engineering

  • ME 395: Independent Research
  • ME 393: Special Essay or Thesis

Core Two—Archaeology and Architecture

  • AHST 391: Independent Study in Art History
  • CLST 391: Independent Study
  • CLST 393: Senior Thesis
  • HIST 399: Advanced Field Research Methods
  • SART 391: Independent Study in Studio Art
  • SART 393: Senior Project

Core Three—History

  • HIST 391W: Independent Study

Core Four—Science, Technology and Society

  • HIST 391W: Independent Study