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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6189
Tracking Number - 2680

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13to GC 5/6/13; pending revision to objectives; remove topics. Faculty emailed 5/10/13; course put in queue for revision. Ready to re-review. GC apprd 8/5/13. to USF Syst 8/5/13; to SCNS 8/23/13. Nmbr 6145 apprd as 6189 eff 10/1/14

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-11-28
  2. Department: Anthropology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 120500000
  5. Contact Person: Heide Castaneda
  6. Phone: 8139742138
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ANG
  9. Number: 6189
  10. Full Title: Ancient Diets
  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?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Ancient Diets
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course focuses on archaeological remains and studies about ancient diet, a fundamental practice by all world cultures.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? So far this course has attracted about 20 students each time it has been offered. This course will be part of the new proposed concentration on Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, which will serve students in both the archaeological and the biological tracks in the department.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD, familiarity with archaeological lab methods.
  29. Objectives: To familiarize students with methods and theories related to the study of ancient diets as observed in archaeological remains.
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course students will be familiar with 1. methods used to study the diet of past cultures and individuals; 2. anthropological questions about ancient societies around the world; and 3. current research being done about ancient diets.
  31. Major Topics: Diets of Hunters and Gatherers, Diets of early agriculturalists, Diets in complex societies, faunal studies, Floral studies, Food preparation and storage, Ceramic Typology, Soils Studies, Human osteology/pathology, Bone chemistry, Isotopes and ancient diets, ceramic residues.
  32. Textbooks: No textbooks. All readings are located on Blackboard.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Selected articles
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Grades will be based on weekly attendance and participation (10%), research assignments (20%), classroom reports (20%), and final paper (45%, plus 5% presentation). Course letter grades will be based on a curved standardized score with "A” awarded for 94-100; “A-” for 90-93; “B+” for 87-89; “B” for 84-86, “B-” for 80-83; “C+” for 77-79; “C” for 74-76; “C-” for 70-73; “D+” for 67-69, “D” for 64-66; and “D-” for 60-63.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: See above.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: No make-up work allowed.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MA/PhD in applied Anthropology, proposed Archaeology/Forensic Science concentration
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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