University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ANTH 741 - Peopling of the Americas

(3 units)
Review of current debates surrounding human colonization of North and South America during the Pleistoscene, drawing upon archaeological, biological and linguistic evidence.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate understanding of the major competing models that explain the timing, origins, routes, and ecology of the first Americans.
2. describe the various types of evidence and methods used by anthropologists to investigate these issues, and understand their strengths and limitations in constructing models of the colonization of the New World.
3. re-evaluate and reconsider competing peopling models as new anthropological discoveries are made.

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