|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|ANTH 117||Introduction to Archaeology||(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.|
This course is a general survey of archaeology and includes an overview of the history of the field and the basic theories and methods employed in the study of archaeological cultures. Cultures from around the world are used as examples.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Examine the role of the scientific method in archaeology.
- Investigate current archaeological field and laboratory methods.
- Illustrate how archaeological data is used to reconstruct ancient lifeways.
- Outline the general evolutionary trends of human culture, from the Paleolithic through the historic period.
- Analyze how reconstructed cultures enhance understanding of cross-cultural variation and change.
- Apply archaeological method and data to solve modern problems.
- Interpret the archaeological record in historical and political context.
- Explore recent developments in legislation and cultural resource management.
- Examine the place of ethics in professional archaeology.
Note: This course may not be offered every semester.
Please check the ANTH section of the current course schedule for availability.