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CAS AR 510: Proposal Writing for Social Science Research
Undergraduate Prerequisites: admission to AR Honors Program or advanced undergraduate standing with consent of instructor.
Graduate Prerequisites: graduate student standing in the social sciences or humanities.
The purpose of this course is to turn students' intellectual interests into answerable, field-based research questions. The goal is the production of a project proposal for future research. Also offered as CAS AN 510.
GRS AR 699: Teaching College Archaeology I
The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in archaeology. General teaching-learning issues. Required of all teaching fellows.
GRS AR 703: Seminar: Materials in Ancient Society
Topic to be announced. Offered through the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology.
GRS AR 705: Pre-urban Development
Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Cultural development from the origins of humankind through the establishment of food production, with emphasis on models for reconstructing successive changes in adaptation among early populations.
GRS AR 706: Archaeology of Complex Societies
Graduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Core concepts of archaeological research on the formation, cultural development, and decay of complex societies, as well as their introduction into other cultures. Coverage emphasizes research design rather than simple survey.
GRS AR 708: Processes in the formation of Archaeological Sites.
Considers in detail geological, biological and anthropogenic depositional and post-depositional processes that result in formation of archaeological sites. Initial focus on basic principles/processes, then their application to site-evaluation in New and Old World. Field trips in area.
GRS AR 712: Seminar in Old World Prehistory
Selected problems or topics in prehistoric archaeology of the Old World.
GRS AR 741: Seminar: Archaeology of Mesopotamia
Studies this core area of the ancient Near East, from the introduction of agriculture to the Hellenistic era. Examines the genesis of the first urban society and its transformation under the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians.
GRS AR 742: Archaeology in the Holy Land
In Israel, archaeology is part of current events. The study of remains from the Israelite to the Muslim conquests (c. 1200 BCE -- 640 CE) to learn how material evidence created and still plays a role in a larger historical drama. Also offered as GRS RN 690.
GRS AR 746: Seminar: The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AR 232.
Examines the prehistoric and early historical origins of ancient Egyptian civilization, major institutions of the culture, and culture changes through time. Topics studied include changing socio-political organization, demography and the economic system, and beliefs/religion.
GRS AR 770: New World Historical Arachaeology: Colonial America
Seminar. Material culture of the people who colonized North America. Architecture, artifacts, and a variety of sites - domestic, military, commercial, sepulchral - are studied. Uses of achival evidence as factual and ethnographic documentation for archaeological interpretation are discussed.
GRS AR 780: Archaeological Ethics and Law
In this course students examine archaeology and professional ethics; archaeology as a public interest; legal organization of archaeology; international approaches to heritage management; looting, collecting, and the antiquities market; maritime law and underwater archaeology; cultural resource management in the United States.
GRS AR 805: U.S. Archaeological Heritage Management
Introduction to the practice of public archaeology in the United States. Historical and legal background; state and federal programs; conducting archaeological investigations; archaeology as business; the public interest; controversies, problems, and prospects in archaeological heritage management.
GRS AR 810: International Heritage Management
Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing.
Investigation of issues in archaeological heritage management at the international level. Concepts, approaches, challenges, and solutions to problems in the identification, evaluation, conservation, management, and interpretation of cultural resources. Focus on global and regional issues (e.g., legislation, destruction, restoration, and maintenance of heritage).
GRS AR 901: Directed Research in Classical Archaeology
GRS AR 902: Directed Research in Classical Archaeology
GRS AR 903: Directed Research in New World Historical Archaeology
Undergraduate Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Graduate-level directed research in New World Archaeology.
GRS AR 904: Directed Research in American Historical Archaeology
GRS AR 905: Directed Research in Old World Prehistoric Archaeology
GRS AR 906: Directed Research in Old World Prehistoric Archaeology