Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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ANTH 2020 - Introduction to World Archaeology


This course provides students with an introduction to the diversity of the human past through the science of anthropological archaeology. Through an overview of world prehistory, it focuses on the archaeological record and the methods that archaeologists use to study the past.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences, TAG course: OSS003
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to describe fundamental archaeological concepts and principles.
  • Students will be able to explain archaeological theories of early cultural development including the evolution of early civilizations worldwide.
  • Students will be able to explain the importance of specific archaeological research methods including survey, excavation, data analysis, and dating materials.
  • Students will be able to articulate the responsibilities and ethical obligations of archaeologists, including how archaeological findings are influenced by the social identities of the researchers..
  • Students will be able to critically analyze archaeological data to draw meaningful conclusions about the archaeological record.
  • Students will be able to state an archaeological argument that is thoughtful, recognizes complexities, and acknowledges limitations.
  • Students will be able to systematically analyze assumptions and carefully evaluate the relevance of contexts when presenting an archaeological argument.



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