2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

ANT 104 - Buried Cities and Lost Tribes


Description: Introduction to the portion of human history that extends back 2.5 million years before the time of written records and archives. Emphasis on study of the world prehistory of humankind from a global perspective.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Introduction to world prehistory
  2. Human origins
  3. Exodus out of Africa
  4. Colonization of the world
  5. The origins of food production
  6. The earliest farmers
  7. The first chiefdoms
  8. Early state-organized societies
  9. Mesopotamia and the Eastern Mediterranean world
  10. Egypt and Africa
  11. South, Southeast, and East Asia
  12. Lowland Mesoamerica
  13. Highland Mesoamerica
  14. Andean civilization

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Assemble and critically analyze significant and representative interpretations and theories of the origins of modern humans. (2)
  2. Describe the geographical and environmental context of the diaspora of humankind. (3, 4)
  3. Identify, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize the revolutionary circumstances that led to beginnings of animal and plant domestication by humans. (5, 6)
  4. Explain the cultural and environmental circumstances that led to the formation of stratified societies in the world (Chiefdoms and States). (7-8)
  5. Describe and assess and model the rise of civilization in the critical regions of the Old and New World. (9-14)
  6. Outline and compare key aspects of the development of civilization on a world-wide scale. (1, 9-14)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1500 words of monitored writing.