University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 31, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ANTH 740 - Great Basin Archaeology and Paleoecology

(3 units)
Archaeology and paleoenvironments of Nevada and surrounding states. Topics include Pleistoscene environments, Paleoindian, Archaic, and Fremont adaptations, and origins of indigenous human populations.

Maximum units a student may earn: 3

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain major issues in Great Basin archaeology and paleoecology.
2. interpret the materials and methods used to investigate these issues and communicate their respective strengths and weaknesses.
3. identify major gaps in our understanding of Great Basin history and propose research efforts to fill those gaps.
4. evaluate the merits and shortcomings of the major scholarly articles that currently guide research in the region.
5. write clear and concise original research papers.

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