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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6118

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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
    2002 2003-11-18
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Anthropology AS 1205000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Brent Weisman 9740780

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ANG 6118 Topics in Archaeological Science

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    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)
    Archaeological Science
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate Standing


    Course Description

    This course focuses on the application of scientific methods of analysis to archaeological materials, including bone, stone, pottery, and metal. 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 will enter the regular rotation of graduate 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 to be offered

    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?

    Graduate Students in specializing in archaeological science, cultural resource management, or museum studies are expected to select this course as one of their required electives. Ph.D. students who have come to USF specifically to be trained in archaeological science will create a steady demand.

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

    This course has been offered twice as a special topics in the past 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 and research in the area of archaeological science.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will gain working knowledge of modern techniques of archaeological science.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be prepared to work in archaeological laboratories. Students increase knowledge and skills in archaeological science.

    C. Major Topics

    Archeometry, dating methods, remote sensing,soil analysis, zooarchaeology, materials analysis, microscopy, provenance studies, bone chemistry

    D. Textbooks

    Banning, 2000, The Archaeologist's Laboratory

    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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