Fall 2020 - ARCH 201 D100

Reconstructing the Human Past (Inactive) (3)

Class Number: 4648

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of methods used by archaeologists to discover and interpret the past. Examples will be drawn from selected sites and cultures around the world. Students who have taken ARCH 101 may not enroll in ARCH 201. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will introduce students to key concepts, principles, and methods that archaeologists use to reconstruct ancient human societies.  Examples will be drawn from archaeological research from throughout the world, illustrated by slides and videos.  Students will be evaluated on the basis of four written assignments and online discussion participation.  

Grading

  • Online Discussion Participation 25%
  • Assignment #1 ‘Material Culture’ 15%
  • Assignment #2 ‘Site Formation’ 15%
  • Assignment #3 ‘Chronology’ 20%
  • Assignment #4 ‘Interpreting the Past 25%

NOTES:

The course will be delivered entirely online and asynchronously.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Renfrew, Colin and Bahn, Paul (2020) - Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice.  Eighth Edition, Thames and Hudson, New York
ISBN: 978-0500843208

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) 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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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).