This course presents an overview of the discipline of archaeology and considers why it is essential in a modern, globalized world. Students learn basic methods, concepts and applications of archaeological inquiry. The course briefly considers the origin of agriculture and complex societies, while also examines issues related to antiquities, museums, applied archaeology, cultural heritage and the interaction of archaeologists with living descendants. Enrollment Requirements: No prerequisites for this course. Requirement Designation: Social Science - Meets Gen Ed Requirement.