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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6189

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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

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2680 2011-11-28
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Anthropology AS 120500000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Heide Castaneda 8139742138

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ANG 6189 Ancient Diets

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Ancient Diets
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    This course focuses on archaeological remains and studies about ancient diet, a fundamental practice by all world cultures.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    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.

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

    Yes, 2 times

    D. 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.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To familiarize students with methods and theories related to the study of ancient diets as observed in archaeological remains.

    B. 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.

    C. 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.

    D. Textbooks

    No textbooks. All readings are located on Blackboard.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Selected articles

    F. 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.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    See above.

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No make-up work allowed.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MA/PhD in applied Anthropology, proposed Archaeology/Forensic Science concentration

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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