Fall 2021 - ARCH 435 D100

Field Work Practicum

Class Number: 5908

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SWH 9084, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    David Burley
    burley@sfu.ca
    778.782.4196
    Office: SWH 9109
  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 282 or 372 and permission of the department. Normally taken concurrently with ARCH 433 and 434.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A practical application of the background knowledge and specific techniques of ARCH 433 and 434. It takes place in a research oriented field excavation. Evaluation of student performance is based upon assessments of efficiency and accuracy of excavation techniques/recording procedures, and upon the student's overall contribution to the smooth functioning of the team. Students may repeat this course for credit when the field project is different. Variable units: 3, 4, 5, 6.

COURSE DETAILS:

Provides a practical introduction to archaeological field research in British Columbia. It involves mapping of a shipwreck in Burrard Inlet, hand tool excavations of a created site on the SFU campus, recording of culturally modified trees and the recording and completion of the BC archaeological site form for identified locales on campus. It also involves a day trip to archaeological sites in the lower mainland/Howe Sound area. This course is integrated with Arch 434-3 (Field Methods) and should be taken simultaneously.

Grading

  • Fieldwork Submissions & Documentation 85%
  • Field Participation 15%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No required text. Readings may be assigned where appropriate.

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

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods 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 fall 2021 term.