HIST195 Introduction to Historical Archaeology I

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST195 Introduction to Historical Archaeology I
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
An introduction to the methodology of historical research, excavation, classification, description, and analysis of historical sites. Field experience and laboratory practice are a major part of the course.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To identify and read literature in historical archaeology
    2. To learn research for site survey and historical registry forms
    3. To become competent in laboratory technique and excavation methodology
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction to historical research
    2. Completion of site survey and historic registry forms
    3. Archaeology and buildings
    4. Ceramics
    5. Laboratory procedures
    6. Excavation methodology
    7. Field sessions
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Class lecture, discussions, slides, projects, guest speakers, and field work

Review/Approval Date -2/99