ANTHRARC 582 - Archaeology II
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeological (ANTHRARC)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed to acquaint students with the concepts and methods used by archaeologists to understand the organization and development of complex societies, from the first village networks to the the first empires. Concepts to be investigated include social evolution, status and rank, tribal societies and complex hunter-gatherers, chiefdoms, states, hierarchy, ideology, and urbanism. Among our class objectives are to read and discuss the fundamental source materials on the topic, focusing on past and current theoretical constructs; to evaluate the vocabulary, principles, and theories used for understanding complex societies generally; and to jointly explore major case studies from across the temporal and geographic sweep of the past 12,000 years of human history in North and South America, Eurasia, Africa and the Pacific, evaluating these principles and theories.

Course Requirements:

Students can opt for either an easy exam or a research paper.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for graduate students in Anthropology, but students in Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies, and other programs often take it.

ANTHRARC 582 - Archaeology II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
14280
Open
21
11Graduate Standing
-
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for ANTHRARC 582 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)