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ANTH 150 - Introductory Archaeology | GEKS

A general survey of the field of archeology; the methodologies and analyses employed in the study of prehistoric cultures.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter

Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing

The course is designed as an introduction to the anthropological subfield of archaeology. In addition to general social science methods, the student will learn about archaeological survey and excavation techniques, the kinds of quantitative and qualitative data these produce, cross-cultural analyses, and social science theories that are tested with archaeological data. The course covers a broad range of topics traditionally approached by archaeologists, which contribute to an understanding of the human past and lessons for some of today’s major global issues. In the process of learning about archaeology, students also learn to appreciate how social science methods, in general, can produce knowledge and provide perspectives on social and political organization, power relationships, social change and contemporary global problems. Course assignments allow students to use general social science techniques with archaeological data to address these topics.
Updates Course Rotation updated 4/2017; Course Rotation added 12/2014

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