Program Emphases

During your coursework, you may choose to emphasize an area of expertise by taking one or more of the following courses and internships. These emphases are not required by the program; however they can help to focus your program of study, and enhance the set of skills and competencies you acquire as part of your Master’s degree.  Consult your advisor to select the Emphasis and the individual coursework that will best support your research.

Emphasis in Bioarchaeology

  • ANTH 329: Bioarchaeology
  • ANTH 412: Human Osteology
  • ANTH 415: Forensic Anthropology

Emphasis in California Archaeology

  • ANTH 327: Archaeology of North America
  • ANTH 392: Research in California Prehistory
  • ANTH 322: Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 596A: Internship in Archaeology
  • ANTH 596C: Internship in Information Management

Emphasis in Archaeological Collections Research

  • ANTH 322: Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 392: Research in California Prehistory
  • ANTH 444: Material Culture Studies
  • ANTH 597: Internship in Archaeological Collections Management
  • ARTH 494: Gallery and Museum Methods

Emphasis in Community Outreach and Public Interpretation

  • ANTH 354: Quest for the Other: Tourism and Culture
  • ANTH 451: Applied Ethnographic Methods
  • ARTH 494: Gallery and Museum Methods
  • HIST: Special Topics in Oral History (course number varies; has been offered as HIST 375 in the past)
  • NAMS 442: Contemporary Affairs: Native Americans of California

Emphasis in Education and Curriculum Development

  • AMCS 445: Multiculturalism and Education
  • EDEC: 437: Integrated Multicultural Curriculum in Preschool through Elementary
  • ENSP 440: Education and the Environment
  • NAMS 420: Fundamentals of Native American Education

Emphasis in Environmental Planning

  • ANTH 596B: Internship in Cultural Resources Management
  • ENSP 310: Intro to Planning
  • ENSP 315: Environmental Impact Reporting
  • GEOG 387: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • NAMS 442: Contemporary Affairs: Native Americans of California

Emphasis in Geoarchaeology

  • GEOL 306: Environmental Geology
  • GEOG 317: Lab Methods in Physical Geography
  • GEOG 360: Geomorphology
  • GEOG 380: Environmental Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 387: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Emphasis in Historical Archaeology and Heritage Studies

  • ANTH 322 Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 327: Archaeology of North America
  • ANTH 590: Advanced Seminars in Anthropology: Cultural Landscapes
  • ENSP 421: Landscape History of the American West
  • HIST: Special Topics in Oral History (course number varies; has been offered as HIST 375 in the past)
  • SOCI 498: Sociology of the Built Environment