"Valdosta State University � Kings Bay Center - DOC"
Valdosta State University – Kings Bay Center ANTH 3120 Archaeology of Eastern North America Spring 2006 Term B INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Carolyn Rock Home Phone: 729-4829 Work Phone: 673-1888 (M-Th, hours variable) Navy College Learning Center, Room 6 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CREDIT HOURS: 3 CLASS TIME: Tuesday 5:30-10:15 COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of cultural development in eastern North America, employing archaeological, ethnohistorical, and historical perspectives. The temporal boundaries are the arrival of humans in the region until the nineteenth century. Native American and Euroamerican culture history will be explored. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Ancient North America: The Archaeology of a Continent, by Brian M. Fagan Earlier edition ok. COURSE OUTLINE and SCHEDULE OF TOPICS: Week Subject Chapters pp On-line reading 1 Orientation. Overview of Archaeology. Clash of Cultures 1 1-32 x 2 Culture History and North American Archaeology 2,3 33-68 x 3 The Paleo Indians 4,5 69-96, x 108-114 4 The Archaic Period 16,17 371-420 x Exam #1: Through Ch. 5 5 The Woodland Period 18,19 421-456 x 6 The Mississippian Period 20,21 457-508 x The Algonquians and Iroquoians Exam #2: Ch. 16-19 7 The Archaeology of European Contact 22 511-540 x 8 Exam #3: Ch. 20-22 CLASS FORMAT: Lecture/ discussion. Videos. Projects. EVALUATION GUIDELINES: Your grade will be based on the following criteria: Class presentations (4) 40% Exams (3) 45% Quizzes 15% Class presentations will be short 4-6 minute power points based on readings from the previous week. Quizzes will be based on questions provided by the presentations. A standard grading scale will be used: 90-100 A 60-69 D 80-89 B Below 60 F 70-79 C ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students are required to attend all classes and stay in attendance as long as class is held without exception. In the event of personal emergency, notify the instructor about the problem and situation. Students are allowed one excused absence per term. A second absence requires proof of emergency, sickness, TAD orders etc. If a student misses more than 2 classes, a W or F will be assigned. Perfect attendance will earn 5 points extra credit on the “individual project.” Classes will start promptly and you are expected to remain for the entire class. If you leave early, it is considered an absence. Also, excessive tardiness could result in a lower grade. BALL CAPS ETC.: Ball caps, chewing tobacco, snuff and smoking are prohibited in the classroom. FOOD AND DRINKS: must be properly disposed of when you leave the classroom or the field. Violation of this rule will result in food and drinks being totally prohibited in class. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY: It is the student’s responsibility to know the administrative procedures established by the University that will be observed in this class. This is especially important regarding dropping or withdrawing from courses of instruction. Students must adhere to deadlines for drops and withdrawals in order to avoid academic and financial penalties. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: Valdosta State University complies fully with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe that you are covered under this act, and if you have need for special arrangements to allow you to meet the requirements of this course, please contact the personnel at the VSU Center at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The office will put you in contact with VSU’s Special Services Office. Also, please discuss this with the instructor at the first class meeting.