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Course Offerings for 2016/17

Note: Refer to the academic calendar for course descriptions. Special topics course descriptions are listed below.

  • AR101: Archaeology: An Introduction
  • AR102: Archaeology: Methods, Theory and Practice
  • AR104: Greece: Minotaur to Alexander
  • AR105: Ancient Rome: Not Just Caesar
  • AR201: Myth: The Gods
  • AR202: Myth: The Heroes
  • AR203: Physical Anthropology and Human Prehistory
  • AR205: Archaeology of Egypt and the Levant
  • AR209: History of Ancient Egypt
  • AR214: Greek Art and Archaeology
  • AR215: Roman Art and Archaeology
  • AR/KP216: Sport in Greece and Rome
  • AR/HI225: History of Ancient Greece
  • AR/HI226: History of Ancient Rome
  • AR227: Archaeology of Prehistoric Southwest Asia and Egypt
  • AR241: History and Archaeology of North America 1500-1900
  • AR246: Environmental Archaeology
  • AR331: Art and Architecture of Imperial Rome
  • AR332: Children in the Ancient World
  • AR336: Cultural Resource Management
  • AR341: Analytical Archaeology
  • AR344: Archaeology and Material Science
  • AR370: Introduction to Osteology
  • AR371: Archaeology of Death: Burial Practices Around the World
  • AR372: Archaeological Collections Management
  • AR390: Special Topics (see below)
  • AR453: Laboratory Analysis in Historical Archaeology
  • AR460: Paradigms in Archaeology
  • AR462: Capstone Seminar in Archaeology
  • AR470: Juvenile Osteology

Special Topics Course Descriptions

AR390g: Archaeology of the Household

Humans have been living some form of sedentary lifestyle for over 10,000 years and households have formed the core of this lifestyle. This course will explore the importance of the household for understanding the human past by examining architecture and material culture from regions all around the world. Topics to be discussed will include the evolution of domestic space, the economic role of the household, expressions of gender and status, domestic cults, perceptions of space, and the changing concepts of ownership.

AR390h: Remote Sensing in Archaeology

This course introduces students to the theory and application of remote sensing techniques in archaeology, and provides practical training in the operation of equipment and software used to capture and process remote sensing data. Lectures will explore various ground-, air- and space-based case studies of remote sensing applications from both the Old and New World. Lab-based learning will familiarize students with basic image processing and analysis using ArcGIS and other software. Students will also be trained to operate the Department's remote sensing equipment, which includes a multirotor UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and GPR (ground-penetrating radar) unit.

AR390i: Reclaiming the World’s Treasures

This course aims to investigate current global threats to culture, heritage, and archaeology. Looting, warfare, climate change, and political upheaval are among the reasons that many countries today are struggling to maintain their cultural patrimony. By examining precedents for these issues in the historical and archaeological record, we will assess the contemporary impact of these threats. We will also consider governmental policies and legislation that could be adopted for addressing these concerns in different regions.