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ANTH 452 - Collections Research in Anthropology

(3 units) CO9
Practicum in anthropological theory and method. Ethnographic, archaeological or similar collections are described, analyzed and interpreted under close supervision.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 .

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Odd Years
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to recognize and identify artifacts commonly recovered from historical sites.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of scientific research methods employed in an anthropological laboratory setting.
3. Students will be able to demonstrate competencies in understanding artifact chronologies and changing morphologies based on technological and stylistic variation through class discussion and written assignments.
4. Students will be able to articulate the functional and symbolic meanings of artifacts through contextual analysis with particular attention to the relationship between historical societies and historical technologies.
5. Students will be able to employ mathematics, science, and computing techniques in a systematic, comprehensive, and rigorous manner to support the study of anthropological artifacts.
6. Students will be able to show competency in laboratory research including record keeping, by designing, executing, and presenting a short research project.


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