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ARCHAEOLOGY (ARC)

Course Descriptions


ARC 409/509  Cr.1 - 3

Readings and Research in Archaeology

Directed readings or research under the supervision of an instructor. Prerequisite: ARC 200 or 490/590 or ARC 493/593, or consent of supervising instructor, and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12. Slash course ARC 409/509.   Offered Annually.


ARC 490/590  Cr.3

Archaeology for Teachers

This course explores methods and resources for applying archaeology in the regular pre-collegiate classroom. A brief overview of the science of archaeology, and the pre-European cultures of Wisconsin and Minnesota is provided. Slash course ARC 490/590.   Offered Occasionally.


ARC 491/591  Cr.3

Archaeology Field School for Teachers

Participants will experience the basic skills used in the excavation of archaeological sites, including surveying techniques, methods of excavation, compilation of field data and laboratory analysis. Practical application of the skills will be related to the classroom of the pre-collegiate instructor. Prerequisite: ARC 490/590 or ARC 493/593. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12. Slash course ARC 491/591.   Offered Occasionally.


ARC 492/592  Cr.3

Archaeology Analysis Procedures for Teachers

Taking a hands-on approach to analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains, the class will integrate lectures with demonstrations, experiments, and supervised laboratory projects. Study will focus on the potential for interpreting human lifeways and adaptations to the laboratory environment from stone tools, ceramics, floral, and faunal remains. Practical application of the interpretation process will be related to the classroom of the pre-collegiate instructor. Introduction will provide an overview of field procedures. Prerequisite:  ARC 490/590 or ARC 493/593. Slash course ARC 492/592.   Offered Occasionally.


ARC 493/593  Cr.3

Wisconsin Archaeology for Teachers

This course is designed to provide teachers with substantial content on the science of archaeology and the pre-European history of Wisconsin. Through an inquiry-based approach, teachers learn the process of archaeological interpretation of cultural patterns from material remains by undertaking the reconstruction of such patterns from a provided sample of material remains. This process is applicable to the K-12 classroom. Slash course ARC 493/593.   Offered Occasionally.


ARC 494/594  Cr.1 - 3

Applied Archaeology for Teachers

This course is designed to give teachers a comprehensive and hands-on personal experience in archaeological data acquisition, interpretation and experimental archaeology. Participants will apply class content to the K-12 classroom. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12. Slash course ARC 494/594.   Offered Occasionally.


ARC 498/598  Cr.1 - 3

Seminar in Archaeology

Intensive study of a specific area or problem of archaeology. Prerequisite: ARC 200 or 490/590 or 493/593. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12 between ARC 498/598 and ANT 499. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading. Slash course ARC 498/598.   Offered Occasionally.