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Course Offerings for 2020/21

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

  • AR101: Invitation to Archaeology
  • AR102: Doing Archaeology
  • AR104: Greece: Minotaur to Alexander
  • AR105: Ancient Rome: Not Just Caesar
  • AR201: Amorous Aphrodite to Zesty Zeus
  • AR203: Becoming Human
  • AR205: Archaeology of the Middle East
  • AR216: The Archaeology of Athletics
  • AR221: Archaeology of Greece and Rome
  • AR/HI225: History of Ancient Greece
  • AR/HI226: History of Ancient Rome
  • AR228: Who Owns the Past?
  • AR230: Fakes, Frauds and Mysteries
  • AR246: Environmental Archaeology
  • AR250: Digital Heritage and Archaeology
  • AR252OC: Life in the Stonehenge Era
  • AR290D: Pests, Plagues and Pandemics
  • AR333: Archaeology of Disasters
  • AR336: Cultural Resource Management
  • AR337: Archaeology of Religion
  • AR338: Current Issues in Classical Archaeology
  • AR341: Analytical Arch. and Data Management
  • AR364: Investigating Archaeological Landscapes
  • AR370: Introduction to Osteology
  • AR371: Archaeology of Death
  • AR372: Managing Archaeological Collections
  • AR460: Paradigms in Archaeology
  • AR462: Capstone Seminar in Archaeology
  • AR471: Health, Diet, Disease in the Past

Special Topics Course Descriptions

AR290d: Pests, Plagues and Pandemics

Communicable diseases have affected humans since time immemorial, and remain an important focus of public health science today. In recent years archaeology has played an increasingly important role in the scientific study of ancient diseases. This course examines the influence of infectious disease on the course of human history with special emphasis given to how archaeological investigation of ancient plagues has contributed to our modern understanding of disease.