Depending on your main area of interest, your academic pathway will shift. Below are a few examples, but we urge you to talk to your major/departmental advisor and explore available courses in SPIRE. Remember not to constrain yourself to classes within your major.
ANTHRO 102 - Archaeology and Prehistory: Introduction to archaeological method and theory along with a survey of human world prehistory through the rise of civilizations. Topics include archaeological survey, excavation, analysis and interpretation of data, dating, research methods, and theories of cultural change.
ANTHRO 270 - North American Indians: Survey of the indigenous people of America north of Mexico; their regional variations and adaptations, their relationship to each other, and the changes taking place in their lifeways.
SUSTCOMM 205 - Dynamics of Human Habitation: How the built environment is shaped by humans. The forces that go into developing human settlements, how these environments change, how different groups experience the environment, and how environmental designers work within this context.
SUSTCOMM 544 - Historical Architecture and Landscape: How the built environment is shaped by humans. The forces that go into developing human settlements, how these environments change, how different groups experience the environment, and how environmental designers work within this context.
- Journalism 333 - Introduction to Visual Storytelling: introductory level course for students who wish to acquire a working knowledge of the field of photojournalism and the various tools used in modern image processing for both print and online media.
- Sociol 329 – Social Movements: Explores how and why social movements occur, what strategies they use, how they create collective identities, how issues such as civil rights, workers' rights, women's rights, the environment, the global economy mobilize activists' participation within the circumstances faced.
To explore this field, you can take courses that will provide you with knowledge and skills in:
- Technical design
- Analytical thinking
- Written and oral communication
*Check SPIRE for full course descriptions and availability. These are abbreviated descriptions, and details may change at the discretion of the instructor.