Spring 2022 - ARCH 100 D100

Ancient Peoples and Places (3)

Class Number: 6190

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/PalaeoIndian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Through in-person lectures, this course provides a journey into the origin of modern society and on how some profound subsistence and cultural changes shaped it through the millennia. Students will be introduced to the origin of our species, the appearance of modern behavior, and the earliest complex societies in Africa, Eurasia, Australia and the Americas. Along this path, major cultural and technological developments will be examined such as the appearance of art and symbolism, the Neolithic and the urban “revolutions”, the emergence of warfare and social inequality, and the first Chiefdoms, States, and Empires. Finally, the students will learn about pre-modern civilizations such as the Sumer, the Egyptians, the Mycenaeans, the Chinese Dynasties, the Maya, the Aztec and the Incas.

Grading

  • Midterm 1 (multiple choice quiz, non-cumulative) 25%
  • Midterm 2 (multiple choice quiz, non-cumulative) 35%
  • Final Exam (multiple choice quiz, non-cumulative) 40%

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Deborah I. Olszewski (2020), Archaeology and Humanity's Story: A Brief Introduction to World Prehistory, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.

Print ISBN: 9780190930127 (new or used)

eText ISBN: 9780190930134 (rentable at: https://www.vitalsource.com)


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.