2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

Archaeology Honors Program

The archaeology honors program is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in archaeology. This program will challenge you and enhance your educational experience. The program is designed to stimulate and acknowledge research of greater depth, breadth, and originality by students motivated to excel in the archaeological studies major. The program’s capstone, ARC 489 Honors Thesis in Archaeology, requires an extensive piece of research designed and conducted by the student under the close supervision of a faculty advisor.

  1. Admission
    1. Junior standing
    2. Twelve credits completed in the archaeology major
    3. A 3.50 cumulative grade point in the archaeology major
    4. A 3.25 cumulative grade point average overall
    5. Submission of the Archaeology Honors Program application to the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology program assistant
  2. Program
    1. Completion of the Archaeological Studies Major Program
    2. ARC 445 Research Methods in Archaeology (3 cr.) with a grade of "AB" or higher
    3. ARC 455 Historical and Theoretical Perspectives in Archaeology (3 cr.) with a grade of "AB" or higher
    4. ARC 489 Honors Thesis in Archaeology (3 cr.)
  3. Evaluation
    1. Submission of the Archaeology Honors Program evaluation form to the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology program assistant by November 1st for winter graduation or April 1st for spring graduation
    2. A grade point average of 3.50 in the archaeology major at the time of submittal of the Archaeology Honors Program evaluation form
    3. Positive progress towards successfully completing ARC 489  ("A" or "AB" at the time of submittal of the Archaeology Honors Program evaluation form)
    4. Presentation of honors research topic in a formal setting (e.g., UWL Undergraduate Research Day, National Conference for Undergraduate Research, etc.)
    5. Formal presentation of honors research at the UWL Annual Spring Archaeology Honors Colloquium
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