Summer 2020 - ARCH 100 D200
Ancient Peoples and Places (3)
Class Number: 5449
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Office: EDB 9631
Office Hours: TBA
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.
When does artwork first appear, and what did it mean? Did the Nazca peoples of Peru really construct giant lines on the desert floor so these could be observed from above? Was corn really domesticated to make alcohol? What caused the highly advanced Classic Maya civilization to collapse (and did this really happen)? This course offers students a glimpse into the human past, from the outcompeting of our Neandertal cousins to the rise of ancient civilizations. Along the way, we will cover topics ranging from the spread of humans into the Americas to the development of food production; from the earliest writing to the creation of Stonehenge and other monuments; from the creation of ancient calendar systems to the practice of human sacrifice. Cultures discussed include the Egyptians, Maya, Mesopotamians, cliff dwellers of the American Southwest, the earliest dynasties in China, the Moche and Inca civilizations of the Andes, and the Minoans and Myceneans of Greece.
This course does not have a textbook. Instead, a variety of outside sources, including articles, short videos, and web resources will be provided on Canvas for each course module.
- Exam I 33%
- Exam II 33%
- Final Exam 34%
Breadth: Social Sciences
Summer Intersession (May 11-June 22)
DATE: June 23, 2020
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.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.