SRJC Course Outlines

8/13/2022 5:38:40 AMANTHRO 3 Course Outline as of Spring 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 3Title:  PREHISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY  
Full Title:  Prehistory & Archaeology
Last Reviewed:11/23/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to prehistory as a modern anthropological study. Traces the origin, development and change of human cultures from their beginnings to the advent of cities and civilizations.  Special attention is given to theory, methods and the goals of modern archaeology.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to prehistory as a modern anthropological study.  Traces the origin, development and change of human cultures from their beginnings to the advent of cities and civilizations.  Special attention is given to theory, methods and the goals of modern archaeology.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981
 D1Anthropology and Archeology  
 D5Geography  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981
 4AAnthropology and Archeology  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ANTH 150 Introduction to Archaeology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ANTHRO3

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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 Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of archaeological excavation techniques and laboratory methods.
2. Recognize and describe the early evidence for human culture.
3. Identify cultural changes and systems linked to early agriculture, including the emergence of early states.
4. Compare and analyze variations in ancient cultures throughout major world zones.
5. Identify and critique the impact of human cultures on natural environments.
6. Analyze the development of social complexity over time and space.

Topics and Scope
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I.         Archaeological methods and techniques
II.        Archaeological ethics and theory
III.       Scientific method and archaeological research
IV.       Defining the first humans and evidence for culture
V.       Neanderthal and early Homo sapiens cultural patterns
VI.       Hunter-gatherer lifeways
VII.       The origins of agricultural systems and its impact of human health and society
VIII.       Cultures of Native North America
IX.       Indigenous cultures of ancient Mesoamerica
X.       Ancient cultures of the Andes
XI.       Old World states and empires of Asia and Africa
XII.       The impact of culture and nation states on the environment
XIII.       Prognosis for the future: human population growth, resource consumption, and environmental balance in global perspective

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (between 5-30 pages per class week)
2. Writing assignments include one 4-5 page essay or two to three shorter 1-2 page essays on an archaeological topic, as well as occasional short answer responses based on homework reading.
3. Students will complete 1-3 exams, which can include mulitple choice, true/false, matching items, map identification, short answer, and essay questions.
4.  Optional assignments may include short 5-10 minute in-class presentations on an archaeological topic, a poster presentation on an archaeological topic, or completion of short map quizzes.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, Essays, or Research papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 75%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Maps, Essays, Short Answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Attendance and Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Images of the Past, 5th Edition.  Price, Douglas T. and Feinman, Gary M.   McGraw Hill:   2008

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