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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology


Integrative Courses - Spring 2018

ANTH 319.001 / Principles of Archaeology

Professor: Terry Weik

 (3 credits) 

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major and INT (Integrative) Requirement 

Course Readings: 

Archaeology (2013, 6th edition), by Robert L. Kelly & David Hurst Thomas.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 

Course Description:

This class introduces students to the history, research methods, and theoretical traditions of Archaeology.  The nature of archaeological data and evidence is explored in different contexts and case studies.  The course has a global scope that explores a variety of approaches and perspectives. 

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the semester students will be able to:

1.  Differentiate archaeology from other approaches to the past.

2.  Articulate some fundamental research methods used by archaeologists.

3.  Understand how human life was different in the ancient past.

4.  Explain core ideas and concepts that shape anthropological theory.

5.  Identify important places that constitute our world historical heritage.

6.  Understand how professionals curate artifacts.

7.  Engage in hands on exercises involving digital and qualitative methods for

     analyzing landscapes and artifact chronologies. 

Couse Method of Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated based on their performance on exams, class discussions, and exercises. 

Course Presentation:

This course involves classroom discussions, introductory lectures, films, computer applications, and artifact exercises. 

Course Audience:

Students who take this course tend to come from a variety of majors and backgrounds.