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ANTH& 104 - World Prehistory:CD

5.0 Credits
Students learn to combine archaeological methods with knowledge of diverse prehistoric cultures to investigate some of the most significant aspects of our deep past, including the “birth” of culture, the origins of agriculture, and the development and decline of civilizations (was ANTHR 105).

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define anthropology and culture. [REASON]
  2. Explain how human cultural evolution is studied through archaeological procedures. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Distinguish an archaeological approach to the study of humans from that of physical anthropology, linguistics and other social and biological sciences. [REASON]
  4. Outline and apply major features of the scientific method and associated steps in archaeological research. [REASON]
  5. Identify the methods for archaeological excavation, site survey, artifact replication experiments, laboratory analysis and archaeological interpretation of past events. [ACT]
  6. Communicate with basic archaeological/anthropological terminology and relate important feature of major archaeological concepts and theories. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Identify leading contributors to the field of archaeology/anthropology and their work. [EXPLORE]
  8. Describe how archaeologists use evidence to explain how cultures evolved through time and space in different parts of the world. [REASON]
  9. Describe general processes of cultural evolution, including population pressures, intensified production, environmental depletion and evolving cultural goals, and how these effect past, present and future cultures. [EXPLORE]
  10. Identify career opportunities in archaeology, considering positions (a) in academia, (b) with state and federal agencies (e.g. National Park Service, National Forest Service, Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Land Management, and (c) as a private contractor. [ACT]
  11. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]

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