2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2019  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

Archaeology (AA-DTA) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. English Composition I


  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists write a variety of types of reports, memos, brochures, and other documents for a variety of audiences. Clear written communication for a variety of audiences.

3. Research Essentials


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Philosophy Course Recommendation


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5. Cultural Anthropology


  • ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: You will gain a foundation about anthropology as a discipline, the process of ethnographic research, an application of analytical frameworks to the analysis of social and cultural patterns and practice with the skill of cultural relativism.

6. Math Course Recommendation


The math course you select will depend on the transfer institution you plan to attend and your math placement.  Your advisor will assist you in selecting the appropriate course(s).​

Mathematics Courses  

7. Drawing Beginning


8. Biological Anthropology


9. English Composition II


10. Social Science Course Recommendation


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  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists often draw upon the work done in other social sciences as part of their holistic approach. An understanding of the foundations of those disciplines can help them do that more effectively. This course focuses on the individual and the impact of society on who that individual is. 

  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists often draw upon the work done in other social sciences as part of their holistic approach. An understanding of the foundations of those disciplines can help them do that more effectively. This course focuses on social groups, institutions, and norms.

  • ECON 110 Survey of Economics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists often draw upon the work done in other social sciences. An understanding of the foundations of those disciplines can help them do that more effectively. This course focuses on economic forces and processes in society.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

11. Archaeology


  • ANTH& 204 Archaeology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: The understanding of cultural change over time and the interpretation of material culture is a core element of anthropology.

12. Geography Course Recommendation


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  • GEOG 200 Human Geography (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists benefit from an understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment. This course examines human lifeways and adaptations in different environments.

  • GEOG 100 Introduction to Geography (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists benefit from an understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment. This course is a broad introduction that includes both physical geography (landform and natural communities) and human interaction and adaptation in those environments.

Action Item: Select Transfer Institution


Meet with Advisor to select transfer institution to be sure selected courses meet their requirements.

13. Humanities Course Recommendation


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  • CMST 105 Intercultural Communication (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. You need to be able to communicate with diverse groups: in the field, with colleagues, and with the general public.

  • ENGL 207 Native American Literature (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. Archaeologists interested in working in prehistoric or historic periods in North American would benefit from understanding the experiences and perspectives of Native Americans. 

  • ENGL 264 Literature of U.S. Slavery and Abolition (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. Archaeologists interested in working in historical periods in the USA will benefit from understanding the historical experience of African Americans. 

· World Language (1)


14. Humanities Course Recommendation


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· World Language (2)


15. World Prehistory


16. Natural Science Course Recommendation


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  • GEOL& 110 Environmental Geology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists need an understanding of the environmental context of past societies and archaeological sites. This course provides a more in-depth examination of the environments in which humans have lived. 

  • CHEM& 100 Preparatory Chemistry (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundation in basic concepts in chemistry is useful for archaeologists who need to understand chemical analyses of artifacts, soils, and other materials as part of their work. 

  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Understanding the basics of human nutrition would be useful background for archaeologists as they examine subsistence strategies of ancient societies and consider impacts on the nutritional health of ancient populations. 

  • PHYS& 110 Physics for Non-Science Majors (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: An understanding of basic laws of physics would be useful background for archaeologists as they interpret the physical processes that shaped the ancient environment, the formation of archaeological sites, and the materials made and used by humans. 

  • ENVS& 100 Survey of Environmental Science (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists need a holistic view of humans as social, cultural, and biological beings living in particular physical environments.

17. Natural Science Course Recommendation


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  • GEOG 210 Physical Geography (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides archaeologists with an understanding of how landforms arise and change. This prepares you to better understand the past environments in which artifacts and human remains are found, and in which ancient humans lived.

  • GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides archaeologists with an understanding of how landforms arise and change. This prepares you to better understand the past environments in which artifacts and human remains are found, and in which ancient humans lived.

18. Humanities/Math Course Recommendation


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  • ART 107 Photography, Beginning (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists need to be able to photograph artifacts, features, maps, and so on as part of your work.

  • MUSC 106 World Music (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Anthropologists need an understanding of diverse ways of thinking and being. Music is a universal form of human expression. In this course, students get background on the diversity of that expression.

  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Quantitative and statistical analysis is part of anthropological research. Students develop a foundation for conducting their own quantitative research and for understanding the research of others.

  • ART 112 Drawing, Intermediate (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Archaeologists need to be able to draw artifacts, features, maps, and so on as part of their work. 

· World Language (3)


19. Anthropology Course Recommendation


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Total Credits: 90


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