What exactly is archaeology? Well, it’s the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of the things they left behind – artifacts, inscriptions, monuments and other such remains, especially those that have been excavated.

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Gannon offers an 18-credit minor in archaeology and culture. Students can choose one of two tracks: Near Eastern or Pre-Columbian. Both include courses in anthropology as well as archaeology methods and labs.

Students on the Near Eastern track take classes in Hebrew or Greek, sacred scriptures and the history of the Middle East. Classes in Spanish, the cultures of Mesoamerica and the history of Latin America make up the Pre-Columbian track.

The minor also integrates hands-on experience through expeditions to Greece, Jordan and Latin America.

Sound interesting? Check out the complete curriculum and course descriptions here.