Integrative Courses - Spring 2018
ANTH 319.001 / Principles of Archaeology
TR / 11:40 – 12:55 / Hamilton 140
Professor: Terry Weik
Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major and INT (Integrative) Requirement
Archaeology (2013, 6th edition), by Robert L. Kelly & David Hurst Thomas. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
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.
This course involves classroom discussions, introductory lectures, films, computer applications, and artifact exercises.
Students who take this course tend to come from a variety of majors and backgrounds.