Archaeology Minor

For information, contact the Department of Anthropology, 120 Upham Hall, 513-529-8399.

The Archaeology Minor allows students to  develop  their skills in archaeological approaches to the human past, including field and laboratory techniques, material culture analysis, and cultural heritage management. This transdisciplinary minor is ideal for students interested in focusing their studies on the deep and diverse history of humans by analyzing and preserving the material remains of past communities. Archaeology combines critical thinking, scientific methods, and experiential research, making it a fitting and unique complement to a variety of student majors. 

Students planning to take this minor should inform the chief departmental advisor and formally declare this minor. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for all courses in the minor. These courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no-credit.  Minor may be completed with an Anthropology Major; please see notes section below on restrictions.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Core Courses:
Select one introductory course:3
Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations
Greek Civilization in its Mediterranean Context
Roman Civilization
Take the following theory and methods courses:
ATH 212Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods4
ATH 416Applying Archaeology3
Elective Courses (to total 18 credit hours):8
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Greek and Roman Painting
Greek and Roman Decorative Arts
Old World Archaeology
North American Archaeology
Latin American Archaeology
Culture, Art, and Artifacts
Field Methods in Archaeology
Archaeology of Power
Museums and Collections: Beyond the Curio Cabinet
Museums Today: Content, Practices and Audiences
Greek and Roman Cities
CLS 299
Discovering Greece 1
Discoveries of Archaeology
Geographic Information Systems
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
The Dynamic Earth
Total Credit Hours18


  • No more than 6 credit hours of variable content courses may count towards the minor: ATH 340; ATH 177, 277, 377, 477; ATH 480; ATH 491.
  • Only 9 credit hours may overlap with any other major/minor.