Liberal Arts > Anthropology

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Mesoamerican Prehistory and Archaeology
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Anthropology
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces students to the archaeology and prehistory of Mesoamerica. Includes the development of complex societies in Mexico and Central America.


II: Course Objectives

Students will have a basic understanding of the:

  • Prehistory and archaeology of Mesoamerica
  • Principles, theories, and methods of archaeological investigation
  • Development of human social institutions in prehistory
  • Value and importance of human diversity over time

III: Course Linkage

This course is designed to meet the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Requirement by ensuring that successful students will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication to a level appropriate for their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Are able to utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Can apply appropriate technological skills, including computer skills.
  • Understand the methods of science and the role of science in the modern world.
  • Appreciate the importance of cultural traditions, and diversity in the modern world.

Scheduled ANTH-214 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no ANTH-214 classes scheduled for this term.