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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6153

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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
    2005 2003-10-30
     
    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 6153 Topics in North 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)
    North American Archaeology
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Graduate Standing

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Comprehensive understanding of the prehistoric development of American Indian cultures in the main geographical regions, with emphasis on current issues in cultural resource management. 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 has been offered four times as special topics area elective for graduate students cross listed with ANT4153, North Amerian Archaeology. It is desirable to distinguish it from other special topics courses with the same number and to position i

    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?

    The course is in demand by archaeology graduate students who are required to take two area electives. Enrollments in the graduate section have been consistently high. History students and Religious Studies students have also enrolled.

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

    As selected topics, ANG 6198, four times since 1995.

    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 field experience in North American archaeology.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course has three objectives: (1) gain an understanding of prehistoric cultural diversity on the North American continent, (2) examine how archaeologists know about the past through the study of the archaeological record, and (3) to develop an appreciation of North American aboriginal technology.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students should be able to read and evaluate literature on North Amerian archaeology. Students will gain a working knowledge of artifact types and time periods of aboriginal occupation in different regions. Students will understand archaeology as a scientific pursuit and a humanistic quest.

    C. Major Topics

    The Land and its People: Origin Stories, History of North American Archaeology, Paleoindians, the Great Plains, the Southwest, Pacific Coast and Rim, Moundbuilders of Eastern North America, European Contact, Preserving the Past

    D. Textbooks

    Brian Fagan, 2000, Ancient North America

    Kathryn Kamp, 1998, Life in the Pueblo

    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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