Introduction to Archaeology
I. Course Prefix/Number: ANT 203
Course Name: Introduction to Archaeology
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. the professional terminology of archaeology.
B. identification and classification of artifacts and site assemblages.
C. the identification of problems, gathering of data and the analysis of material remains used to reconstruct prehistoric cultures.
D. to understand how analyses of archaeological sites fit into the wider historical context.
E. to study recent archaeological discoveries, differentiate between fact and opinion and compare and evaluate alternate explanations.
F. the analysis of the archaeological fossil record of man and the beginning of civilizations.
G. to use written and oral skills effectively in the discussion of culture and the reconstruction of past cultures.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
B. Dating techniques
C. The archaeological site: location and analysis of sites and artifacts
D. Interpretations of archaeological data, including recent finds
E. Fossil record of man and past cultures
F. The emergence of agriculture: origin and spread
G. The emergence of civilizations/urbanism: state formation, warfare
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.