Cultural Resources Management Archaeology

General

Program Title

Cultural Resources Management Archaeology

Degree Designation

MS

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Anthropology Program seeks to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the role archaeology plays in modern cultural resource management in order to be leaders in the field for the 21st century. The M. S. in CRM archaeology is founded on a broad four-field anthropology education that instills respect and appreciation for the diversity of human culture and that prepares students with the theoretical knowledge, legal and ethical background, field and lab skills, and practical experience necessary to be successful professionals or continue on for a doctoral degree.

Department(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Status

Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is required but may be waived. See program website for waiver information.

  • Submission of a resume is required. See program website for what should be on the resume.

Program Requirements

Option(s): Thesis (36 credits)
Core: 24 credits: course or course, course, course, course, course or course, course, and 6 credits of course.
Electives: 6 credits from: course, course, course, course, course, course, course; course, course; course, course, course, course, course, course, course, 3 credits of course.
Research: 6 credits course.

Option(s): Portfolio/Project (36 credits)
Core: 27 credits: course or course, course, course, course, course or course, course, and 9 credits of course.

Electives: 9 credits: course, course, course, course, course, course, up to 6 credits of course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, 3 credits of course.
See program webpage for description of culminating project requirements for the portfolio.

Notes

Distance learning applicants should refer to program website for additional admission requirements. Comprehensive exam is required for Plan C See program webpage for a list of electives. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply, however, individuals with a bachelor s degree in anthropology, archaeology, heritage preservation, human geography, or history will be best prepared; all other majors please contact the program director.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

A broad knowledge of the history, philosophy and legislation related to managing cultural resources and historic preservation in the United States

Objective

An understanding of professional ethics that include the research, conservation, interpretation, preservation, and stewardship of cultural resources

Objective

Apply anthropological approaches to the human past that integrate contemporary archaeological theory, methods, and analytical techniques to understand long term patterns and change through time for both research and compliance projects

Objective

Demonstrate a broad knowledge of four-field Anthropology, including theory and methods employed in the biological and cultural subdisciplines

Objective

The ability to produce a theoretically and methodologically sound research design for identifying, evaluating, and recovering data from cultural resources that adheres to professional research standards

Objective

The ability to work cooperatively and respectfully with representatives from federal and state agencies, Native American communities, non-profit and for-profit companies, and general members of the public

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