Summer 2021 - ARCH 329 D100

Special Topics in Environmental Archaeology (3)

Human Impacts on Animals

Class Number: 3804

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 101 or ARCH 201.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Select topics relating to environmental archaeology. Variable units: 3, 4, 5.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines archaeological and paleoecological records for human impacts on animals, from the ancient to recent past. We will engage a range of topics through focused case studies, including ice age extinctions, the introduction of invasive species, the Anthropocene, human influence on biodiversity, traditional ecological knowledge and sustainable resource use, the rewilding controversy, conservation paleobiology, and the "pristine myth." Along the way we will learn about the strengths and limitations of archaeological and paleoecological data for understanding long-term biodiversity change and how these data may be used to address contemporary environmental issues.

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY.

Grading

  • Quiz 1 20%
  • Quiz 2 20%
  • Take-home Assignment 1 30%
  • Take-home Assignment 2 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No required textbook. Readings will be assigned.

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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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  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).