This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2023 to April 2024.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2023-2024, please consult the class search website.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

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ARCH 805.3: Core Seminar in Archaeological Method and Theory

Seminars based on a series of readings dealing with the development of archaeological theory. Special emphasis will be given to anthropological archaeology and contemporary explanatory models.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Restriction: Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program.


ARCH 853.3: Graduate Seminar in Plains Archaeology

Deals with the prehistory of the Northern Plains with an emphasis on current issues and problem-solving.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 353; or equivalent.
Permission of the instructor required.
Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program.


ARCH 855.3: Problems in Archaeology

Research on a selected problem in archaeology, biological anthropology, or the prehistory of a selected geographic area with a problem orientation. The subject will be examined in detail through seminar discussion, readings, and/or laboratory work. A comprehensive report or research paper will be prepared for the class.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Permission of the instructor required.
Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program.
Note: Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.


ARCH 861.3: Boreal Forest Archaeology

This course will provide students with an advanced understanding of boreal forest archaeology in Canada, focusing on northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as adjacent and/or relevant parts of British Columbia, Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Manitoba. Readings will incorporate academic publications on these regions, but will also draw, as possible, from the extensive body of unpublished cultural resource management reports that have been generated as part of the ongoing industrial developments in northern Canada. This combination of resources will provide an up‐to date picture of current knowledge regarding these regions’ archaeology, with a particular focus on problems and progress in the creation of accurate and reliable culture histories. Discussion will focus on analyzing and synthesizing these bodies of literature in order to thoroughly examine the methodological and theoretical issues that have hampered the development of archaeological investigation in this region of the boreal forest.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program
Prerequisite(s): ARCH 350, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.


ARCH 862.3: Environmental Archaeology

This course will provide students with an advanced understanding of paleoenvironmental research as it applies to archaeological investigation. Though the course will focus on the Northern Plains and/or Boreal Forest of Saskatchewan and surrounding areas, it will include examples derived from further afield, as required to provide a fuller understanding of the subject matter. Readings will predominately derive from widely available academic publications, but may also incorporate material from unpublished or narrowly circulated cultural resource management reports (“grey” literature). This combination of resources will provide an up‐to‐date picture of current knowledge regarding the use and application of paleoenvironmental research to archaeology, with a particular focus on problems and progress in the creation of palaeoenvironmental data at a scale and scope suitable for archaeological investigation. Discussion will focus on analyzing and synthesizing these bodies of literature in order to thoroughly examine the methodological and theoretical issues that have hampered the development of paleoenvironmental sequences at a scale and scope necessary to inform archaeological data on the Northern Plains and/or Boreal Forest.

Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
Permission of the instructor is required.
Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program


ARCH 898.3: Special Topics

Guided reading and discussion courses to permit advanced students to follow intensive library research into special aspects of archaeology or biological anthropology.

Weekly hours: 3 Reading hours
Permission of the instructor required.
Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program.


ARCH 899.6: Special Topics

Guided reading and discussion courses to permit advanced students to follow intensive library research into special aspects of archaeology or biological anthropology.

Weekly hours: 3 Reading hours
Permission of the instructor required.
Restriction(s): Enrolment in the Archaeology Graduate Program.