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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6288
Tracking Number - 2108

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-10-06
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-11-23
  2. Department: ANT
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1205000
  5. Contact Person: Brent Weisman
  6. Phone: 9740780
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ANG
  9. Number: 6288
  10. Full Title: Chiefdoms
  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): Chiefdoms
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing, instructor consent
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course examines theory and data on the emergence of chiefly forms of social organization using case studies from both ethnography and prehistory, and focusing on classic works of cultural evolution and recent critiques of the chiefdom concept.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course will add to our method and theory offerings at the PhD level for archaeology track students and also should attract students from other subdisciplines in anthropology.
  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 is needed as part of the regular rotation of graduate only electives to service our PhD and advanced graduate students especially in archaeology. Course has potential to attract graduate students in other fields of anthropology and related disciplines.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Offered once previously, in Spring 2004.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in anthropology or related field
  29. Objectives: Students will gain knowledge in theoretical issues of sociopolitical inequality and skill in recognizing inequality in archaeological datasets.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will become conversant in theoretical issues of chiefdoms, capable of debating the conditions and causes of chiefdom formation, and able to analyze data for their relevance to the study of chiefdoms.
  31. Major Topics: Defining Chiefly Societies, Sources of Social Power, Managerial Models, Political Economy Models, Ritual Economy Models, Chiefs as Managers, Aggrandizers, and Investors
  32. Textbooks: selected readings
  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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