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. Number of Instructional Minutes
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. Course Learning Goals

    1. To identify and read literature in historical archaeology;
    2. To learn research for site survey and historical registry forms; and
    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 Course Learning Goals

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

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 2/99; New Core 8/2015