SRJC Course Outlines

9/18/2019 4:23:49 AMANTHRO 3 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 3Title:  INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Archaeology
Last Reviewed:9/22/2014

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
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to archaeology as the scientific study of the human past through analysis of material remains. The course reviews archaeological methods of survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, interpretation and publication; the history of archaeological theory; the development and implementation of CRM; and ethical principles guiding modern archaeological practice.  Selected cultural sequences are integrated into the course to highlight the ways in which archaeological practice has contributed to our knowledge of the past.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to archaeology as the scientific study of the human past through analysis of material remains. The course reviews archaeological methods of survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, interpretation and publication; the history of archaeological theory; the development and implementation of CRM; and ethical principles guiding modern archaeological practice.  Selected cultural sequences are integrated into the course to highlight the ways in which archaeological practice has contributed to our knowledge of the past.
(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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Differentiate between scientific and non-scientific research,
     and explain how archaeology is a scientific discipline.
2.  Identify various  archaeological methods and theories for evaluating the past.
3.  Discuss the development of archaeology and its role in a four-field anthropological model.
4.  Demonstrate familiarity with the goals, guidelines, and ethical principles of cultural
     resources management and heritage preservation.

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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 using select cultural sequences.
3. Understand the nature of scientific inquiry and its applications in archaeology.
4. Discuss ethical principles governing archaeological research in the United States and abroad.
5. Identify the major goals, methods and laws of cultural resource management and  
     heritage preservation.
6. Situate archaeology within the broader discipline of anthropology.

Topics and Scope
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I.     The history of archaeology
II.    Types of artifacts and evidence
III.   Scientific method and archaeological research
IV.   Survey and excavation techniques
V.    Dating methods and chronology
VI.   Laboratory analyses and interpretation
VII.  Archaeological theory
VIII. Cultural resource management and heritage preservation
IX.    Archaeological ethics
X.     Bioarchaeology
XI.    Cultural Sequences

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (between 5-40 pages per class week)
2. Writing assignments include one 6-10 page research paper or three to four shorter  2-3 page essays on an archaeological topic or an academic-style poster, as well as occasional short answer and essay responses based on homeork 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
30 - 65%
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
30 - 65%
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
5 - 10%
Attendance and Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
Check availability and pricing.
 
Archaeology Essentials, Second Edition, Renfrew, Colin and Paul Bahn, Thames and Hudson: 2010.
 
Archaeology, Sixth Edition, Kelly, Robert L. and David Hurst Thomas, Wadsworth Cengage Learning: 2013.

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