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Classics & Archaeology

Archaeology

The minor in archaeology requires 18 semester hours chosen from the courses with an ARCH prefix (one of which must be ARCH 401), or, if approved by the chair, from related courses in Ancient History, Art History, or cognate fields of study. The following modification is possible: 6 of these 18 semester hours may be in courses in an appropriate Mediterranean language, e.g. ancient or modern Greek, Latin, Hebrew or Arabic when offered; or a romance language if it is relevant to a particular archaeological emphasis.

The ARCH courses offered at LMU are:

 

201 Beginning and Intermediate
Classical Hebrew

3 Semester Hours

A concentrated course in Hebrew, with
attention paid to its historical development
and to comparative phonetics and
morphology.
364 Principles of Archaeology
3 Semester Hours

Modern archaeological methodology, theory,
and interpretation.
204 Beginning and Intermediate
Classical Arabic
3 Semester Hours

A concentrated course in the writing system
and morphology of the classical language.
366 Archaeology and the Psalms
3 Semester Hours

Study of selections from the Psalms and other
biblical wisdom literature combining historical
criticism and exegesis with the relevant
archaeological data.


205 Beginning and Intermediate
Sanskrit

3 Semester Hours

A concentrated course in the writing system,
phonetics, and morphology of the classical
language.

398 Special Studies
1-3 Semester Hours





298 Special Studies
1-3 Semester Hours




399 Independent Studies
1-3 Semester Hours
299 Independent Studies
1-3 Semester Hours








401 Near Eastern Archaeology
3 Semester Hours

Hands-on study of the archaeology and
excavated artifacts of the Levant, from the
paleolithic to the Roman periods.
301 Rapid Readings in Classical Hebrew
3 Semester Hours

Selected readings in both prose and poetry.

Prerequisite: ARCH 204 or equivalent.


402 Studies in Mediterranean
Archaeology

3 Semester Hours

Study of the archaeology of a specific ancient
Mediterranean culture, period, type of
artifact, or phenomenon in Egypt, Anatolia,
Crete, Greece, Italy, Israel-Palestine, etc.

This course may be repeated for credit.

 302 Egyptian Hieroglyphics
3 Semester Hours

A Study of the Middle Egyptian language, its
literature and the hieroglyphic writing system.

 403 Classical Numismatics
3 Semester Hours

Hands-on study of the coinages of ancient
Greece, Rome, and the Eastern
Mediterranean, with emphasis on
archaeology, art history, and monetary
origins.
303 Ancient Near Eastern Languages
3 Semester Hours

Study of the languages and writing systems
of the ancient Near East, including Sumerian,
Babylonian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Aramaic, and
Arabic.
404 Egyptology
3 Semester Hours

Study of Egypt from the Neolithic to the
Roman period: history, culture, religion,
art, language, and literature.

304 Rapid Readings in Arabic
3 Semester Hours

Selected readings in either classical or
contemporary Arabic.

Prerequisite: ARCH 204 or equivalent.

410 Archaeology Field Experience
1-3 Semester Hours

Active participation in archaeological
excavations or surveys at Near Eastern,
Classical, or selected New World sites.

This course may be repeated for credit.
305 Rapid Readings in Sanskrit
3 Semester Hours

Selected readings in classical Sanskrit.



411 Near Eastern Archaeology Lab
1-3 Semester Hours

This course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ARCH 401 or concurrent
enrollment.
311 Ancient Near East
3 Semester Hours

Study of the Near Eastern background of
classical civilizations from the Neolithic to the
Hellenistic periods.
415 Special Topics in Near Eastern
Archaeology

3 Semester Hours

This course may be repeated for credit.

354 Near Eastern Religions
3 Semester Hours

Study of the religions, rituals, and pantheons
of ancient Near Eastern societies.
498 Special Studies
1-3 Semester Hours



363 Archaeology and the Bible
3 Semester Hours

Study of selections from the Old or New
Testament, combining historical criticism and
exegesis with the relevant archaeological
data.

This course may be repeated for credit.
499 Independent Studies
1-3 Semester Hours