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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6165

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-07-02
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1999 2003-11-18
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Anthropology AS 1205000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Brent Weisman 9740780 bweisman@cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ANG 6165 Topics in South Amerian 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)
    South American Archaeology
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Graduate Standing

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course introduces the prehistoric and early historic cultural chronology of the South American continent, with an emphasis on current research and controversies and perspectives from cultural ecology. Repeatable for up to 6 hours


  3. Justification

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

    This course is planned to enter the regular graduate elective rotation and should receive its own number. The courses can be repeatable up to 6 hours to allow them to be cross-listed with undergraduate course offerings when appropriate or to be offered as

    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?

    This course will be in demand by graduate students, particularly Ph.D. students, who are required to take two area electives. Graduate students from related disciplines such as history or Latin American studies will also show an interest in the course.

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

    This course has been offered two times as a special topics course in the last five years.

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

    Ph.D. in anthropology with significant scholarship in American archaeology and specialized knowledge of issues and literature relating to South America.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This is a comprehensive introduction to the concepts, issues, and practice of South American archaeology. The course is also viewed as an important way to teach the principles of public archaeology.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will learn and practice 7 principles of public archaeology: basic archaeological skills, communication skills, professional ethics and values, diverse interests in the past, archaeological stewardship, social relevance, and real-world problem solving.

    C. Major Topics

    South American geography and history of archaeology, Paleoindians, origins of complex societies, development of civilizations and states, Amazonian cultures,European conquest

    D. Textbooks

    Michael Moseley, The Incas and Their Ancestors

    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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