May 25, 2020
ANTH& 104 - World Prehistory 5 Credits
Surveys human prehistory from just prior to domestication of plants and animals through the emergence of early civilizations. Special emphasis on the manner in which this information is obtained from the archaeological record. Discusses Mesopotamia, China, Egypt, Indus Valley, sub-Saharan Africa, and other Old World cultures; Oceania; Peru, Mesoamerica, and other New World cultures.
Course Note Previously ANTHR 105.
Designed to Serve Students interested in origins and evolution of cultures around the world.
Active Date 2014-11-07
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Evolution and Description of Old World Cultures from the Origin of Agriculture through Ancient Civilizations
Evolution and Description of New World and Pacific Cultures from the Origin of Agriculture through Ancient Civilizations
Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural evolution of humans throughout the inhabited world.
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural diversity of past peoples via group presentations and research papers
Demonstrate an understanding of the patterns of cultural change from the transition of foraging societies to the advent of civilizations.
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