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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6118
Tracking Number - 2002

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-07-02
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Detail Information

  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: 6118
  10. Full Title: Topics in Archaeological Science
  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?: Y
  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): Archaeological Science
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  23. Corequisites:
  24. 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.

  25. 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
  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? 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.
  27. 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.
  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 research in the area of archaeological science.
  29. Objectives: Students will gain working knowledge of modern techniques of archaeological science.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be prepared to work in archaeological laboratories. Students increase knowledge and skills in archaeological science.
  31. Major Topics: Archeometry, dating methods, remote sensing,soil analysis, zooarchaeology, materials analysis, microscopy, provenance studies, bone chemistry
  32. Textbooks: Banning, 2000, The Archaeologist's Laboratory
  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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