The minor in Archaeology is designed to give you hands-on experience with how archaeological evidence is discovered, processed, conserved, analyzed, and used to explain the past. It can be added to any four year major, but will be most suited for students in the four-year Bible Exposition and Exegesis or Biblical Studies majors. The archaeology program combines 12 credit hours of classroom instruction with a required four-week, 6-credit field study course in Israel. You will get a chance to participate in an actual archaeological excavation where you can make a contribution to this field. This minor is preparation for continued study in archaeology or for graduate studies in theology/biblical studies.

Program Director: Mr. Jonathan J. Routley

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Develop the ability to handle archaeological data accurately, think logically, and make
    precise arguments based on evidence.
  2. Learn to employ archaeological data in their exegesis and exposition of the Bible.
  3. Develop the necessary skills and knowledge for entrance into an M.A. program in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Biblical Archaeology.
Required Courses:
  • Introduction to Archaeology/Old Testament Archaeology (ARC 102)
  • Archaeology of the Second Temple Period (ARC 202)
  • Archaeological Field Studies (ARC 400)
  • Bible Geography (BT 278)
  • History and Literature of the Second Temple Period (HIS 372) or History of the Ancient Near East (HIS 410)

18 Credit Hours

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   Dubuque, IA 52001

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