Ruth M. Laird
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At Mission College since 2001
B.A. Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz, 1988
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 003: Cultural Anthropology
*"ANTHR 002: Introduction to Archaeology: Out of the Past " Telecourse
SYLLABUS: ANTHROPOLOGY 2: INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY
“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!
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.
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.
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
STUDY GUIDE HOMEWORK…………………..210 points ( 14 Units = 15 pts each Unit )
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
Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 1:35:46 PM by Ruth M. Laird