The Archaeology program is co-sponsored by the Departments of Religion, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.
Participating faculty bring a broad range of academic experience from disciplines of arts and humanities, behavioral and exact sciences.
The Minor in Archaeology is a program designed to lead the student to ancient foundations of human intellectual, social and material achievement through guided applications of academic disciplines.
A liberal arts education is intended to provide students with knowledge about a variety of academic areas and some experience in several of its disciplines. Archaeology as discourse about ancient people and material culture is a discipline that integrates into its own operations a variety of academic disciplines.
Students who minor in archaeology can achieve more than knowledge of the deepest foundations of human civilizations. Because of its practical and experimental nature, archaeology facilitates the integration of academic disciplines into a more coherent vision of what a broad liberal arts education is all about.
Students are encouraged to integrate their majors and/or minors with the study of archaeology where possible. Projects chosen range from studies in art, artifacts or architecture of antiquity to chemistry, computer applications and photography. Museum independent study courses at the Seton Hall University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology (SHUMAA) are available and encouraged. Archaeological field school offerings at other institutions may be taken as independent study credit(s) with permission from the participating faculty.
For advisement in the archaeology minor program, please contact Dr. Charles Carter, Department of Religion (Charles.email@example.com) and/or Dr. Rhonda Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.
Each course is offered for 3 credits and may be taken either under ARCH or under the cross-listed department designation.
See Index to locate course descriptions under their cross-listed codes as indicated above.