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Nov 30, 2016 by Jonathan Higman (jhigman)
ANTH 6833 : Field Research: New World
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:03:43 GMT
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:56:46 GMT
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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Long Course Title
Field Research: New World
Short Course Title
Field Research: New World
Number of Credits
Field Work (Internship)
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Survey, excavation, and/or laboratory analysis at localities in North or South America. Consult the Schedule of Classes for more details.
1) Students will understand the basics of field data collection associated with anthropological archaeology.
2) Students will learn to identify major classes of objects frequently recovered from archaeological sites and will learn proper documentation techniques.
3) Students will learn basic fieldwork skills that will be applicable to any fieldwork-based science (mapping, field note collection, contextual data collection; database development and data collection, basic statistical analysis of collected field data).
4) Students will engage in discussions on important ethical issues regarding the responsibilities of the archaeologist to local stakeholders, as well as professional, national, and international responsibilities.
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Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
Only graduate-level archaeology fieldwork course in the New World.
This is the graduate equivalent of ANTH 3833. It is better for graduate students to have a 6000-level course to take, rather than taking a 3000-level course for graduate credit.
Course Reviewer Comments
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:46:52 GMT
Rollback: Syllabus must contain the required OAPA boilerplate regarding: Course requirements and grading; Attendance and Participation; Goals and Learning Outcomes; Weekly Schedule; Academic Integrity; Support for Students Outside the Classroom; Religious Holidays; Security. Consult template uploaded with syllabus. Also, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education now requires that all syllabi include average minimum amount of out-of-class or independent learning expected per week. For more detail see provost.gwu.edu/files/downloads/Resources/Assignment-Credit-Hours-7-2016.pdf.