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Bachelor of Science in Archaeology and Materials as Recommended by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering/Course 3-C

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 3.014 or 12.119 in the Departmental Program] 1
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 3.012, 3.021J or 12.001 in the Departmental Program] 2
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [can be satisfied by 3.986, 3.987, 3.985J, and 21A.100; and 3.982, 3.983, or 3.988 in the Departmental Program] 8
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
PLUS Departmental Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any
(corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects 152-162
3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering, 15, REST; 18.03*
3.014 Materials Laboratory, 12, LAB, CI-M
One of the following three subjects:
3.016 Mathematical Methods for Materials Scientists and Engineers, 12; Calculus II (GIR)
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
18.034 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
One of the following three subjects:
3.021J Introduction to Modeling and Simulation, 12, REST; 18.03*
1.00 Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, 12, REST; Calculus I (GIR)
6.01 Introduction to EECS I, 12, 1/2 LAB; Physics II (GIR)
3.022 Microstructural Evolution in Materials, 12; 3.012

3.032 Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 12; Physics I (GIR), 3.016*
3.044 Materials Processing, 12; 3.012, 3.022

3.ThU Thesis, 9(1)
3.985J Archaeological Science, 9, HASS-S; Chemistry (GIR)*
3.986 The Human Past: Introduction to Archaeology, 12, HASS-S†, CI-H
3.987 Human Origins and Evolution, 12, HASS-S
3.990 Seminar in Archaeological Method and Theory, 9, CI-M; 3.986, 3.985J, 21A.100
12.001 Introduction to Geology, 12, REST
12.119 Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geologic Samples, 12, LAB
21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology, 12, HASS-S†
Restricted Electives(2) 21-24
One subject from the following list:
3.07 Introduction to Ceramics, 12; 3.012
3.14 Physical Metallurgy, 12; 3.012, 3.022, 3.032
3.051J Materials for Biomedical Applications, 12; Chemistry (GIR)*
3.052 Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials, 12; 3.032*
One subject from the following list:
3.982 The Ancient Andean World, 9, HASS-S
3.983 Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization, 9, HASS-S
3.984 Materials in Ancient Societies: Ceramics, 12; permission of instructor
3.988 Africa—Past and Present: An Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials Perspective, 9, HASS-S
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (90)
Unrestricted Electives 97
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 180-193
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
*Alternate prerequisites are listed in the subject description. 
† Students who entered prior to fall 2010 may use this subject to satisfy the HASS-D requirement.
(1) Students may elect up to 9-12 units.
(2) Substitution of similar subjects may be permitted by petition.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help of the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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