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, nor can we guarantee that all courses will be offered during your time at Sonoma State. Program emphases are intended to help 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 Archaeological Collections Research

  • ANTH 322: Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 392: Research in California Prehistory
  • ANTH 597: Internship in Archaeological Collections Management
  • ARTH 467: Museum Collections Management
  • ARTH 494: Museum Theory and Practice

Emphasis in Bioarchaeology

  • ANTH 309: Health and Disease in the Past
  • ANTH 315: Forensic Anthropology Theory and Practice
  • ANTH 329: Bioarchaeology
  • ANTH 412: Human Osteology
  • ANTH 415: Forensic Anthropology Methods

Emphasis in California Archaeology

  • ANTH 321: Archaeology of Contact and Colonization
  • ANTH 322: Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 392: Research in California Prehistory
  • ANTH 596A: Internship in Site Survey and Recording
  • ANTH 596B: Internship in CRM Project Management
  • ANTH 596C: Internship in Information Management

Emphasis in Education and Curriculum Development

  • ANTH 451: Applied Ethnographic Methods
  • ANTH 554: Field School in Cultural Heritage Management
  • AMCS 445: Multi-Culturalism and Education
  • EDMS 471: Teaching Social Sciences in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Assistant for NAMS 165: Native Cultures of Northern California

Emphasis in Environmental Planning and Management

  • ANTH 328: New Technologies in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
  • ANTH 596B: Internship in CRM Project Management
  • ANTH 597: Internship in GIS
  • GEP 330: Environmental History
  • GEP 335: U.S. Environmental Policy
  • GEP 336: U.S. Environmental Law
  • GEP 362: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • GEP 364: Environmental Planning
  • GEP 387: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEP 431: Restoration and Society

Emphasis in Geoarchaeology

  • ANTH 597: Internship in Remote Sensing
  • GEP 345: Lab Methods in Physical Geography
  • GEP 350: Geomorphology
  • GEP 352: Soil Science
  • GEP 380: Environmental Remote Sensing
  • GEP 387: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEP 388: Environmental Geographic Information Systems
  • GEP 456: Global Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
  • GEP 489: Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Emphasis in Heritage Studies, Community Outreach and Public Interpretation

  • ANTH 321: Archaeology of Contact and Colonization
  • ANTH 451: Applied Ethnographic Methods
  • ANTH 554: Field School in Cultural Heritage Management
  • ANTH 597: Internship in Oral History
  • ARTH 494: Museum Theory and Practice
  • HIST 355: America at War: Oral History and Performance
  • HIST 360: Public History and Museum Studies
  • HIST 500: Historical Methods