SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 5:52:04 PMANTHRO 3 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course
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 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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  Students completing this course will be able to:
1.  Comprehend and apply the scientific method as a tool for archaeology.
2.  Recognize and describe the early evidence for human culture.
3.  Differentiate the cultures of Neandertal and Homo sapiens.
4.  Identify cultural changes and systems linked to early agriculture.
5.  Compare and analyze variations in prehistoric cultures throughout
   major world zones.
6.  Identify and critique the impact of human cultures on natural
   environments.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Archaeology and Anthropology as tools for comprehending culture and
   human environmental adaptation
2.  Scientific method and archaeological research
3.  Defining the First Humans and Evidence for Culture
4.  Neandertal and early Homo sapien cultural patterns
5.  The Origins of Agricultural systems
6.  Cultures of Native North America
7.  Cultures of Ancient Mesoamerica
8.  South America:  The Inca and their Predecessors
9.  Old World States and Empires of Asia and Africa
10. Prehistoric Europe
11. The environmental impact of various forms of culture and nation states
12. Prognosis for the future:  human population growth, resource
   comsumption, and environmental balance in global perspective

Assignments:
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Reading and writing assignments of varying lengths will be assigned.
Map tests and field projects may be assigned at preference of instructor.

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
25 - 35%
Written homework, Term papers, Research papers or, Field Project Reports
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, Map tests
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  Fagan, Brian M
   2001, WORLD PREHISTORY:  A BRIEF INTRODUCTION. Little, Brown,
 Price, Douglas T. and Gary M. Feinman
   2001 IMAGES OF THE PAST.  Mayfield Publishing Co.

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