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At Mission College since 2001

Education

B.A. Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz, 1988
M.A. San Francisco State University, 1991

Contact: 408-855-5186

Email: ruth_laird@wvmccd.cc.ca.us

Office: W3-601A, 408-855-5186

Mailbox: Social Sicence Division, N2-402---

 

List of Courses: *Offered this Spring 2005

Anthropology: Anthr 001: Physical Anthropology
                        Anthr 001 L: Physical Anthropology Lab
                        Anthr 002: Introduction to Archaeology *                        

                        Anthr 003: Cultural Anthropology
                        
Anthr 055: Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (Staff)

Distance Learning:

*"ANTHR 002: Introduction to Archaeology: Out of the Past "  Telecourse

SYLLABUS: ANTHROPOLOGY  2: INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY

TELECOURSE

“OUT OF THE PAST”

ANTHRO 2 TV: SECT.  T 32422

RUTH LAIRD, INSTRUCTOR,  BA, UCSC, 1988; MA, SFSU, 1991

Instructor Office Hours:  On Saturdays, 30” before class meets in classroom, E3-501,

or By Arrangement or by Telephone, especially Friday morning, 9am-12noon@ Home

Voice Mail:  408-855-5186 OR

                      831-768-7681 Home—Ok to call 8am-11pm

                      “Telephone Office Hours” on Friday, 9-12noon, Call Home Number!

Email:ruth_laird@wvmccd.cc.ca.us.  SUBJECT LINE: ANTHR 002TV;  OR laird@garlic.com (home)

Snail Mail: Leave in Mail drawer in Part-time Center, Left Rear under RCP Column, "R. Laird"

           OR:  Ruth Laird, Anthropology,MS #20          OR: Hand carry to Soc. Science D iv.

                    3000 Mission College Blvd.                                N2-402, mailbox for R. Laird

                    Santa Clara , CA 95054

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  (SEE ALSO STUDENT GUIDE TO TELECOURSE*)

ARCHAEOLOGY  is a lower division General Ed. Course that introduces students to the history and development of the concepts and the methods of Anthropological Archaeology, includes a survey of selected prehistoric cultures (especially MesoAmerica ) and includes recognition of archaeological resources in our central coast area of  California. The course also acquaints students with local prehistory of Ohlone people, their presence and issues today.  Students also synthesize various theoretical approaches and practical methods for studying prehistoric resources, dating techniques, reconstruction of lifeways from the artifactual evidence left from the past.  Brief field training in USGS maps, site recognition, survey techniques, and mapping and recordation is included.  The class also includes basic understanding of  Preservation laws and Cultural Resource Management and the need to protect or mitigate the effects of growing areas on Archaeological resources.

 

Required Texts:

1997  Webster, Evans & Sanders.

           OUT OF THE PAST: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY.   

              Mt. View, CA: Mayfield, 

1997 Gonlin, Evans & Webster. STUDY GUIDE TO ACCOMPANY OUT OF THE       PAST (TELECOURSE)  Mt.View: Mayfield

Both texts are required—one is the textbook,; the other is a necessary study guide to coordinate videotapes with text, and to have Homework assignments.        

 

TO VIEW

VIDEOTAPES ( 8 ONE-HOUR VIDEOS ON TWO CASSETTES):

            1) Pay rental of $50 at Cashier, Take receipt to Library, Pick up, with photo I.D. at Library.  

                Return to Library on Day of final, and you receive $25 back.

            2) Watch on Community College Network 1 (CCN 1) Sat. 11pm-12am, 2/5-5/7 OR,

             KCSM (Ch.60) 2/3-3/24, Thurs. 5am-6am **NOTE: Class begins 2/5, and  the first  chapters 

             DO NOT have videos to view, so you will need to START to record them or read well ahead.

 

MEETINGS: THREE MEETINGS ARE REQUIRED

 1st Class/Orientation, Mandatory; Sat., FEB 5, 2-4pm, E3-501

  MIDTERM (Homework Units 1-9 Due) April 9, 2-4pm,  E3-501

             Pick up Ohlone Handouts & Review Questions

  FIELD DAY—Coyote Hills Regional Park, APR 23,** 10am-3pm, Meet at Park.

  FINAL EXAM  (Homework Units 10-16 Due) May 21, 2-4pm,  E3-501

 

ANTHRO 2 TV—R. LAIRD, INSTRUCTOR

 

Grading System:

                

STUDY GUIDE HOMEWORK…………………..210 points ( 14 Units = 15 pts each Unit )

MIDTERM………………………………………..100  points

Garbage Exercise…………………………………  15 points

Field Day Narrative………………………………* 25 points  

USGS Mapping/ Hands on survey Exercise……….  15 points

(Please READ & SIGN Voluntary Field Trip Form*)

           

            FINAL EXAM………  ……………………….…. 100 points

                       

            CLASS TOTAL………………………………….. 465 POINTS

 

Grade Ranges:  465- 415 = A; 414-365 =B;  364- 305 = C;  304- 265 = D*

Ø   265 = F.  *D may not transfer.

Extra Credit for write up of Museum trip, visit to Archaeology sites, review a program on Archaeology* (5 pts each )

 

POLICIES:  Attendance policy is obviously in effect for the Saturday meetings of class, and the Field Day.  Please contact Instructor if you MUST be absent for a Saturday meeting—you will need to arrange to make up the time or activity. Tests are mandatory; if you are going to miss a test, please call BEFORE the test—Make-ups are at the choice of the Instructor.  TESTS are MANDATORY, EVEN FOR Credit/No Credit. PLEASE ARRANGE YOUR SCHEDULE ACCORDINGLY….IF YOU MUST MISS THE MIDTERM, OR ANY SATURDAY CLASS, PLEASE CALL INSTRUCTOR!

 

CHEATING: Plagiarism, copying another student’s work or test, or any other form of cheating is grounds for an immediate “F” grade on that assignment, and referral to the Dean of Students.

 

STUDENTS requiring special services or arrangements because of disability should contact Instructor early in semester. Also notify DISC (Disability Instructional Support Center) 855-5085, S2-201.

For all other questions, please contact Instructor.

 

 

 

Like all intriguing Mysteries, this brief glimpse into Archaeology—what it is,  how it is done, and who does it—may leave you with more questions than answers, but that is truly the beginning of learning!  If you are having difficulty, or if you are enjoying the course, I’d like to hear from you.  If you have any special needs, please let  me know—my goal  is to create a learning environment for all.

Welcome to Archaeology!

                                  Ruth Laird, Instructor

 

 

 


                       




                               

 

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