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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6163
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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: 6163
  10. Full Title: Topics in Mesoamerican 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): Mesoamerican Archaeology
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course explores the distinctive features of the evolving cultural traditions of Mesoamerica.This course identifies the major issues and methodolgical approaches of Mesoamerican archaeology. 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 rotation of graduate-only electives and should receive its own course number. The courses can be repeatable up to 6 hours to allow them to be cross-listed with undergraduate course offerings when appropriate or
  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. It can attract graduate students from related disciplines such as history or Latin American studies.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? This course has been offered in the Fall 2003 semester as a special topics offering.
  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 and field experience in Mesoamerican archaeology.
  29. Objectives: To foster a deeper understanding of the Mesoamerican past through critical thinking and a holisitic anthropological approach.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to define the region in terms of key cultural traditions and describe the political, economic, adn religious traditions of the Olmec, maya, Zapotec, Toltec, and Aztec societies.
  31. Major Topics: Mesoamerican landscapes, kinship and ruling, warfare, writing, iconography, urbanism, agriculture and village life, European contact
  32. Textbooks: Coe and Koontz, 2002, Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
  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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