American Univesity of Beirut

Bachelors Degree in Archaeology


Students majoring in archaeology must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours in the department, including fieldwork courses AROL 233 or 234 and seminars HIST 286, HIST 287, and AROL 291 or AROL 292. In fulfillment of university General Education requirements, majors must also take an array of additional courses, including General Education requirements that include English Communication Skills (6 cr.), Arabic Communication Skills (3 cr.), Humanities (12 cr.), Social Sciences (6 cr.), Natural Sciences (6 cr.), and Quantitative Thought (3 cr.).  Students also have the opportunity to explore new fields of study through elective coursework.

Sample Course Selection

For a complete list of course descriptions please refer to the latest edition of the AUB Catalogue.

AROL 101 Introduction to Archaeology

AROL 201 Archaeology in Lebanon

AROL 211/212 Methodology

AROL 213 The Human Story I: The Old Stone Age (up to ca. 10,000 BC)

AROL 215 The Near East in the Bronze Age I 3.0; 3 cr. (Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age)

AROL 218 The Phoenician Expansion in the Mediterranean

AROL 220 Ancient Mesopotamia: Assyria and Babylonia

AROL 222 Archaeology of the Greek World

AROL 224 Introduction to the Roman World

AROL 227 The Archaeology of Anatolia I

AROL 231 Ancient Near Eastern Religions

AROL 232 Animals in Archaeology

AROL 233/234 Fieldwork in Archaeology

AROL 235/236 Special Topics in Archaeology: including “Daily Life in Ancient Egypt," “Plants and People in the Past," and “The Archaeology of Landscapes"

AROL 263 Islamic Cities, 600-1500

AROL 291/292 Senior Seminar

AROL 293 Ancient Texts

The department offers undergraduate courses for students majoring and minoring in Archaeology as well as for those who need to fulfill General Education requirements.​

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