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ARCH 237 (US) Introduction to Global Archaeology (1)

This course provides an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of modern archaeology. Through this course, students will be introduced to the history, theories, methods, and broader social contexts of material culture studies in the investigation of human past. The course serves two functions. First, it provides a survey of important archaeological discoveries from around the world, placing the finds in both archaeological as well as contemporary social contexts. Second, the course demonstrates the theoretical and methodological developments of the discipline over the past century by introducing the different kinds of information that archaeologists use to interpret the past..

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Understanding Society
  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff