a student wearing gloves inspects a kylix
UC student Salma Soliman inspects a kylix in Dr. Burrell's class

Dr. Barbara Burrell is offering an intimate look at artifacts of Ancient Greece through her in-person and online hybrid course. The archaeologist hosts students in a classroom only one day a week to have hands-on experience with UC's precious artifacts. The COVID-19 pandemic initially put a damper on in-person classes at UC. However, Dr. Burrell redesigned her archaeology course with the assistance of an Instructional Innovation Advisory Council award from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Access to such archaeological artifacts is unprecedented even without a global pandemic.

“Ordinarily, you’d have to volunteer at a museum to handle these artifacts. It’s a rare opportunity,” Dr. Burrell said. UC students are among very few who get to experience history so intimately.