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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. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-11-18
  2. Department: Anthropology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1205000
  5. Contact Person: Brent Weisman
  6. Phone: 9740780
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ANG
  9. Number: 6165
  10. Full Title: Topics in South Amerian Archaeology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): South American Archaeology
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. 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

  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Major Topics: South American geography and history of archaeology, Paleoindians, origins of complex societies, development of civilizations and states, Amazonian cultures,European conquest
  32. Textbooks: Michael Moseley, The Incas and Their Ancestors
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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