Maritime Archaeology is an interdisciplinary field of study, global in scope, focusing on the investigations of human interactions with the seas, lakes, and rivers through the excavation and documentation of submerged settlements and coastal facilities, wrecked vessels, lost cargoes, and human remains. The program integrates technology, such as side-scan sonar and undersea robotic vehicles, and science with traditional archaeological and historical studies. The minor introduces students to the development and application of current and future methods of exploration, research, and management of maritime heritage sites and resources.
Students interested in pursuing this minor are advised to complete appropriate 1000-level courses in a number of fields as preparation for advanced courses in their program in Maritime Archaeology. These should include some of the following courses: ANTH 1006; ERTH 1050 or 1051; GEOG 1000; HIST 1201, 1300, 1400; MARN 1002 or 1003.
Requirements for the Minor
Select nine credits from the History/Anthropology/Marine Studies list: six credits of: ANTH 3990*, ANTH 3531/HIST 3209/MAST 3531; ANTH 3532/HIST 3210/MAST 3532; ANTH 3701, 3902; HIST 2100, HIST 3544/MAST 3544; 1 to 3 credits of MAST 3991* (with advance approval by advisor and MAST program coordinator).