A study of the world’s first
civilizations, including those of Africa, Mesopotamia, India, China,
Europe, and the Americas.
There will be three exams each worth one hundred points.
Each student will do a relatively small research paper (approx.
5-7 pages in length). The details for this assignment will be
distributed and addressed in class.
Ten one-FULL page reflections regarding topics in prehistory/archaeology
will be due. Reflections are ungraded but are worth ten points
Anthropology is a new subject
to many college students. Much of the material covered in
the various anthropology courses at Skyline College is useful
both in and out of class—concepts of race, ethnic
diversity, conflict resolution, and gender roles are some
of the themes covered that students find helpful in their
personal and professional lives. While there are topics
that overlap into other fields such as history, biology,
geography, psychology, religion, et cetera, anthropology
addresses these in a unique way.
In this class you're
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The Past in Perspective by Feder
Annual Editions Archaeology 01/02
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Your semester grade will be
Grading Scale: Five hundred points
are available in each class.
Grade Total Semester Points %
Attendance will be taken once each class session. Lectures,
class discussions, and films are as much a part of the course
as are the assigned readings and this material will be included
in exam questions. Regular, punctual attendance is of vital
importance since there is no way of making up audiovisual
materials, class discussions or lectures. Contact me if
you miss a class due to illness, etcetera. Students who
continue to miss classes may be dropped from the course.
Also, out of courtesy to your fellow students and instructor,
pagers and cell phones should be kept inaudible.
Making Up Missed Exams:
Students are expected to take all exams on scheduled dates.
Make-up exams are only given in the case of a valid and
documented emergency and must be made up the following week
of their return during my office hour. Do not schedule routine
appointments during exam times. Students who wait longer
than one week will not be permitted to take the test and
will receive a zero on that assignment. Extra credit is
not accepted from students who have missed an exam or any
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Skyline College does not tolerate plagiarism or any form
of cheating. All students should read the Student Handbook
so that each of you is aware of your rights and responsibilities
while attending Skyline College.