American University of Beirut

Minor in Archaeology

A minor in Archaeology can be a fulfilling complement to any program of study for students interested in areas ranging from the history of human civilization, to mankind's interaction with the environment, or AUB's Lebanese surroundings. Students choosing a minor in archaeology must complete five courses numbered 200 and above, including one of the following courses: AROL 211, AROL 212, AROL 233, AROL 234, AROL 291, or AROL 292.​

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 

For declaring a minor, requirements and forms visit the webpage ​of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 

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