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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6155

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-28
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1721 2006-12-14
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Anthropology AS 120500000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    David Himmelgreen 9741204 dhimmelg@cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ANG 6155 Southeastern U.S. Archaeology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Southeastern U.S. Archaeology
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    ANT 3101, Graduate Standing or DPR

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The course examines the culture history and processes of change or continuity throughout the region of the Southeast, as well as the often differing record for various local areas, from prehistoric through historic

    times.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    We have already taught it for 3 years; it is crucial for our students to understand the archaeology of the U.S. Southeast since that is where most will get their jobs after graduate school.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    It is important for nearly all archaeology students, who are studying in the Southeast and will get jobs there; it could also be useful for history students and others.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, twice.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD in anthropology and /or related field.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    One aim of the course is to understand the complex adaptations of prehistoric peoples in the South and

    historic invaders and colonizers. Another is to explore opposing arguments over how to interpret the material record. Additional goals for graduate students are to gain regional expertise to help with individual research, and to achieve enough expertise to prevent use of boiler-plate “culture history” sections in any future writing. We will also emphasize the complementary and useful combination of culture history, processual/scientific analysis, and critical questioning of the biases in reconstructions of the human past produced by modern Western archaeologists. Finally, we will look at the production and public nature of archaeology in different southeastern states.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will understand the history and prehistory of the Southeastern U.S. and be able to relate it to modern human issues and populations, as well as political questions. Students will demonstrate knowledge of both important research questions and public archaeology. Students will be able to utilize material evidence to tell the story of past peoples in the South.

    C. Major Topics

    Paleo-Indian and Archaic Cultures

    Woodland and Mississippian Period Cultures

    European invasion and conquest and colonization

    More recent historic cultures

    D. Textbooks

    No text; various assigned articles

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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