Saturday, May 17, 2008

An archaeological 'headache'
As of the beginning of next semester, the anthropology department will no longer be accepting master's students interested in specializing in archaeology - not for a lack of interest, but because of what the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) calls "off course" instructing from professors.

According to CLA Associate Dean Mark Wiley, no classes have been cut from the archaeology (sic) and the only changes that have taken place have been a temporary halt to admitting students interested in archaeology on a master's level. There are talks about archaeology moving to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or partnering with other departments.

I admit I'm a bit confused as to what the controversy is. Sounds like there is no real archaeology "program" but a set of classes that can be used for a MA in anthropology with an archaeological focus?