SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2021 4:37:41 PMANTHRO 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANTHRO 3Title:  INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY  
Full Title:  Introduction to 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
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to archaeology as the scientific study of the human past through analyses 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 Cultural Resource Management (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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to archaeology as the scientific study of the human past through analyses 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 Cultural Resource Management (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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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. Explain how archaeology is a scientific discipline by identifying various methods and theories for evaluating evidences of material culture.
2. Discuss the development of archaeology and its role as a four-field anthropological discipline.
3. Demonstrate familiarity with the goals, guidelines, and ethical principles of archaeological investigations, cultural resources management and heritage preservation.
 

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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 behavior and practices.
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.     Bioarcheology
XI.    Cultural Sequences

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments (between 5-40 pages per class week)
2. Writing assignments (between a total of 2000 - 3250 words) which may include research papers, topic essays, academic style poster, or reading responses
3. Students will complete 1-3 exam(s) which can include multlipe choice, true/false, mathing items, map identification, short answer, presentation, short answer, and essay questions.  
4. Optional assignments may include short 5-10  minute presentations on an archaelogical topic, a poster presentation of archaelogical topics, or completion of analytical exercises such as classification, survey techniques, or other laboratory methods; and/or problem-solving exercises such as: skeletal reconstruction, map interpretation, etc.

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 - 40%
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 - 20%
Optional assignments, such as analytical exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 20%
Hands-on Exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 65%
Exams which can include: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Maps, Essays, Short Answer, Presentations
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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Archaeology Essentials. 4th ed. Renfrew, Colin and Bahn, Paul. Thames and Hudson. 2018
 
Archaeology. 7th ed. Kelly, Robert L. and Thomas, David Hurst. Wadsworth Cengage Learning. 2017
 
Principles of Archaeology. 2nd ed. Price, T. Douglas and Knudson, Kelly J. Thames and Hudson. 2018

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