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This course introduces students to the essentials of scientific archaeology. Topics addressed include the history of archaeology, site survey, mapping, testing, excavation, laboratory methods, analysis, interpretation, and documentation. Scientific archaeology focuses upon the use of empirical data to test or evaluate our interpretations of past human behavior.

Prerequisite(s): Anthropology 1050 or permission of instructor.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor

The mission of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies (HGS) Faculty is to promote and facilitate the scholarly study of the Holocaust and other historical genocides throughout history. One of its chief mandates is to provide an interdisciplinary approach in which the topic of the HGS is covered in a variety of departments/programs and from a variety of perspectives. The HGS minor is intended to create a student who is more aware of the importance of genocide in both the past and present and to prepare them for potential careers in fields related to the HGS. The following are key objectives of the minor: