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ANTH 6225


									                    Graduate Curriculum Committee Course Proposal Form
                         for Courses Numbered 5000 and Higher

Note: Before completing this form, please carefully read the accompanying instructions.

1. Course prefix and number: ANTH 6225          2. Date: August 15, 2008
                              ANTH 6225
3. Requested action:
             X New Course
                  Revision of Active Course
                  Revision & Unbanking of a Banked Course
                  Renumbering of an Existing Course from
                       from #                To     #

4. Justification (assessment or accreditation based) for new course or course
     revision or course renumbering:
   The graduate faculties of the Departments of History and Anthropology have requested a new course that
   examines battlefields from an archeological perspective. Battlefields represent sites of human endeavor that
   have not been heavily studied by historians. Consequently, their examination has been left to amateurs and
   relic hunters who seek artifacts for sale, thus destroying evidence about what really happened on the site.
   The course will supplement concentrations for the MA in History because the course topics are worldwide in
   scope and specific readings address European, American, and underwater battlefields.
5. Course description exactly as it should appear in the next catalog:
   6225. Battlefield Archaeology (3) Same as HIST 6225 Theoretical and practical approaches to the
   analysis of battlefields using archaeology, history, and material culture.
6. If this is a course revision, briefly describe the requested change:
7. Graduate catalog page number from current graduate catalog:               74 and 109
8. Course credit:
            Lecture Hours        Weekly OR            Per Term    Credit Hours 3 s.h.
            Lab                  Weekly OR            Per Term    Credit Hours       s.h.
            Studio               Weekly OR            Per Term    Credit Hours       s.h.
            Practicum            Weekly OR            Per Term    Credit Hours       s.h.
            Internship           Weekly OR            Per Term    Credit Hours       s.h.
            Other (e.g., independent study) Please explain.
                                                              Total Credit Hours 3 s.h.

9. Anticipated annual student enrollment:                                                15
10. Affected degrees or academic programs:
           Degree(s)/Course(s)                                            Changes in Degree Hours
                                 Catalog Page
        MA in Anthropology            p. 74                         NA (elective)
        MA in History              p. 105-106                       NA (elective)

11. Overlapping or duplication with affected units or programs:
         x   Not Applicable
             Notification & response from affected units is attached
12. Council for Teacher Education Approval (for courses affecting teacher
         x     Not Applicable
               Applicable and CTE has given their approval.
13. Statements of support:
      a. Staff
           x Current staff is adequate
               Additional Staff is needed (describe needs in the box below):

      b. Facilities
          x Current facilities are adequate
              Additional Facilities are needed (describe needs in the box below):

      c. Library
           x Initial library resources are adequate
              Initial resources are needed (in the box below, give a brief
              explanation and an estimate for the cost of acquisition of required
              initial resources):

           d. Computer resources
           x Unit computer resources are adequate
               Additional unit computer resources are needed (in the box below,
               give a brief explanation and an estimate for the cost of acquisition):

           x ITCS Resources are not needed
              The following ITCS resources are needed (put a check beside each
                      Mainframe computer system
                      Statistical services
                      Network connections
                      Computer lab for students
              Approval from the Director of ITCS attached
14. Course information (see: Graduate Curriculum Development Manual for
    a. Textbook(s): author(s), name, publication date, publisher, and city/state/country
    *Freeman, P. W. M, and A. Pollard. 2001. Fields of Conflict: Progress and Prospect in
    Battlefield Archaeology. BAR International Series 958, Archaeopress, Oxford.
    Geier, Clarence R., and Stephen R. Potter, editors. 2000. Archaeological Perspectives on the
    American Civil War. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
    Geier, Clarence R., and Susan E. Winter, editors. 1994. Look to the Earth Historical
    Archaeology and the American Civil War. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville,
    Keegan, John. 1977. The Face of Battle. New York.
    Scott, Douglas D., Charles Haecker, and Lawrence Babits. 2008. From the Roman Empire to
    the Korean War. Potomac Press.
    *Sutherland, Tim, and Malin Holst. 2005. Battlefield Archaeology – A Guide to the Archaeology
     of Conflict. Privately printed, York, England.
b.      Course objectives student – centered behavioral objectives for the course
          1. Carry out battlefield documentary research.
          2. Obtain practical experience in mapping and data recovery.
          3. Analyze battlefields from archeological and historical perspectives.
     c. Course topic outline
     Week 1: Identification of the Field & its History
     Week 2 - Basic Archaeology and Military Terminology
     Week 3 - Documentary Sources
     Week 4 Military Archaeology – Site Types - Forts, Camps, Hospitals, Prisons:
     Week 5 - Battlefield Analysis - The Battlefield Landscape
     Week 6 - Total Station, practical
     Week 7 - Metal Detecting vs Shovel Testing vs Total Excavation - Test Case Samples: Custer,
     Gilgal Church, Antietam, Monocacy
     Week 8 - Exam and Review
     Week 9 - Archaeology on Modern Battlefields
     Week 10 - Collecting and Excavating Battlefields
     Week 10 - Excavating Battlefields Practical - Battle History - Planning the Field Work –
     logistics- Weekend Practical – Testing a Site
     Week 11 - Excavating Field Fortifications
     Week 12 – Interpretation-Interpreting Battlefields - Overall views
     Battlefields as Graveyards and Memorials, Preservation - Graveyards and Memorials -
     Relevant Legislation/Approaches
     Week 13 - Plotting and Interpreting the site, Maps, Interpretation - Practical
     Week 14 - Reporting the site
     Week 15 - Paper and review
     d. List of course assignment, weighting of each assignment, and grading/evaluation system
         for determining a grade.
     Grading is based on two examinations (100 and 300 points), class participation (100 points
     total possible for participation in student led sessions), one three page book review (50 points),
     and a final paper (400 points). Students will also lead one classroom session (200 points).
     There will be a one weekend practical exercise worth 250 points. The paper is a fieldwork
     proposal for an archaeological survey.
     A= 1300 - 1500 points, B= 1174 – 1299 points,                F= 1773 points & below

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