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APY 105: Introduction to Anthropology

Reg.# 12525
Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-9:40pm
Capen 260
Session I: 5/29/2018 - 7/6/2018

This class is a general introduction to the field of anthropology, the study of humanity. It is designed to pique your interest in the broad diversity of human behavior and lifestyles across the world and throughout time. This course will take a look at our four major subfields - archaeology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and cultural anthropology - and include discussions on our "youngest" subfield, applied anthropology. The goal of this class is to understand the wide range of issues covered by the fields of anthropology, the ways in which these issues are studied by specialists in the field, and the practical effects of the questions covered by anthropological study. In order to survey such a wide range of issues, the class is structured in a standard lecture format, with small group exercises and class discussions.

APY 108: Introduction to Archaeology

Reg.# 12524
Session III: 7/9/2018 - 8/17/2018

Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains.  So much evidence of human activity on earth exists outside the realm of written records that archaeology is of primary importance in reconstructing past human life ways. Bridging the gap between the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, archaeologists integrate many types of evidence in order to shed light on the origins of our species, Homo sapiens sapiens and development through time of so many different cultural manifestations.  Introduction to Archaeology provides an overview of the methods, theories and models used by archaeologists to better understand past human societies, from the formulation of a research question, through the processes of survey and excavation, to the analysis of data, and the interpretation of the results.

APY 338: Field Research in Archaeology

Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fillmore Academic Center 262
Session I: 5/29/2018 - 7/6/2018
Registration #11948
Instructor Dr. Douglas Perrelli

Field Research Archaeology provides an intensive and rewarding archaeological field and lab experience for undergraduate and students interested in archaeology as an academic major and for those interested in pursuing a career in the field of Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Field school is geared towards undergraduate and graduate students with interests in North American Archaeology or related fields including history, geology, geography, soil science and the natural sciences. The goal is to introduce students to the techniques of archaeological site location, artifact identification, excavation, mapping, and material analysis in a fun but rigorous academic and applied setting.