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Undergraduate

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
  • AH 107: Ancient Architecture
         or
    AH 188: Cities and Architecture in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes
         or
    AH 243: Architecture of the Classical World
  • CLA 220: Classical Archaeology: Greek Art and Archaeology
         or 
    CLA 221: Classical Archaeology: Roman Art and Archaeology

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
  • CLA 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

  • AH 106: Introduction to Archaeology
  • CLA 220/220W: Classical Archaeology: Greek Art and Archaeology
  • CLA 221/221W: Classical Archaeology: Roman Art and Archaeology
  • CLA 222: Pompeii and the Bay of Naples
  • HIS280/280W: Archaeology of Early America
  • HIS 285: Digital History: The Virtual St. George's Project
  • HIS 299: Field and Research Methods
  • ANT 253/HIS 217: Prehistory of Ancient Peru (taught by visiting faculty)
  • ANT 254/ HIS 218/REL 250: Religion and Power in the Andes (taught by visiting faculty)
  • AH 107/107W: Ancient Architecture
  • AH 114: Creating Architecture
  • AH 150: Introduction to Architecture
  • AH 188: Cities and Architecture in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes (taught by visiting faculty)
  • AH 201: Hispanic Architecture in the Viceroyalty of Peru (taught by visiting faculty)
  • AH 240: British Art of the Middle Ages
  • AH 243/243W: Architecture of the Classical World
  • AH 245: Architecture in the High Middle Ages: Structure and Meaning
  • CLA 214: The Ancient City
  • CLA 299: Field Methods in Archaeology
  • IT 223/AH 226/CLA 223: Monuments of Ancient Italy: History, Structure, Form (Arezzo Program)

Core Three—History

  • CLA 102: Cultural History of Ancient Greece
  • CLA 115: Roman World
  • CLA 250/250W: Ethnic Identity in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • PHL 201: History of Ancient Philosophy
  • HIS 101: The Ancient World
  • HIS 102: The West and the World to 1500
  • HIS 103: The West and the World Since 1492
  • HIS 162: Early America, 1600–1800
  • AH 242: Barbarian Europe

Core Four—Science, Technology, and Society

  • HIS 180: History of Technology
  • HIS 185: Historical Origins of Modern Astronomy
  • MTH 300W: History of Mathematics
  • HIS 207: Technologies of the Scientific Revolution
  • EES 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

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

Science, Technology and Society

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

Classics

  • LAT 101: Elementary Latin I
  • LAT 102: Elementary Latin II
  • LAT 103: Intermediate Latin
  • LAT 216: Roman Historians
  • CGR 101: New Testament and Classical Greek I
  • CGR 102: New Testament and Classical Greek II
  • CGR 103: Intermediate Greek
  • CLA 135: Classical Mythology
  • CLA 142: The Ideas of the Greeks
  • CLA 209: Ancient Roman Religion
  • CLA 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

  • AH 391: Independent Study in Art History
  • CLA 391: Independent Study
  • CLA 393: Senior Thesis
  • HIS 399: Advanced Field Research Methods
  • SA 391: Independent Study in Studio Art
  • SA 393: Senior Project

Core Three—History

  • HIS 391W: Independent Study

Core Four—Science, Technology and Society

  • HIS 391W: Independent Study