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ANT3141 01 World Prehistory Summer 2022 Learning Guide akowal fsu edu 850 644 4754 Dr Amy C Kowal Co wall she her hers Carraway 207 CAR207 When and where do we meet Class Meeting Time Monday Thursday 9 54 11 20AM Class Meeting Place HCB316 Dr Kowal s Office Hours Tuesdays 8 30 9 30AM Why do you need to know about the past and prehistory Why should you value the past Humans created the world you live in today This happened over 6 million years of evolution In here you learn how humans and culture began changed and adapted how some humans disappeared all from the material remains discarded and recovered of their lives Humans and their culture appear very different today but we all share so much despite this diversity due to our prehistory Why then are we so different and how did this happen Through cultural comparisons you ll observe how much we really are alike This is why we study the past and value the knowledge gained from archaeological research Studying about past peoples challenges and their history our history explains our world in the 21st century and what to expect in the future Course Catalog Description This course outlines the major events in human cultural and social evolution and includes a brief presentation of general archaeological methods and objectives The course focuses on the evolution of civilization in the Middle East Europe China Africa and the Americas Note Presentations and the textbook contain images of human skeletal material and ceremonial objects What will you accomplish in this course World prehistory is relevant today Upon completion of this course students should be able to Convey and articulate the major trends in human physical and social evolution Critically examine compare and contextualize archaeological sites and objects Effectively express how archaeologists acquire analyze and interpret material evidence for ancient cultures Interpret and analyze archaeological evidence within its historical and cultural contexts Comprehend and discuss the diversity of the human experience as evidenced in the material record Analyze some aspect of human experience within a culture focusing on at least one source of diversity e g age disability ethnicity gender language race religion sexual orientation social class or other Explore one s own cultural norms or values in relation to those of a different cultural group Discuss the role of historical factors in contemporary problems or personal experiences Analyze claims about historical phenomena Where can you look for important information Anywhere This course incorporates your own experience as much as it does published material Use online resources news outlets social media film libraries and subscriptions as well as the 1 ANT3XXX Anthropology of Sport library stacks and databases for your research Make this an experience and a course tailored to your personal interests The following is your required textbook which is found on McGraw Hill Connect as an ebook Price T Douglas and Gary M Feinman 2020 Images of the Past 8th edition McGraw Hill New York Acquiring your textbook and accessing the Connect website Assignments are accessed online via Canvas or Connect You must have Connect to do the assignments First every student who is enrolled in this class will be charged the fee for their materials on their FSU account The charge can be paid with their financial aid package or can be paid with other payment methods that are accepted by Student Business Services Any questions regarding payment issues should be directed to Student Business Services Second you are automatically registered for the textbook and Connect and can access the material via Canvas McGraw Hill Connect link in Left menu or by following this link to our course section https connect mheducation com class a kowal world prehistory summer 2022 If you do not wish to participate in the discount textbook program via FSU you may opt out May 19th Opt Out Portal Closes This discounted rate is only available via the opt out program and students cannot opt out after the portal closes Here is the portal link for those students who wish to opt out or if they change their mind and want to opt back in https ACCESSPortal follett com 443 OptIn 0208 Links to an external site You may purchase a loose paper copy of the text from the publisher s website Connect Troubleshooting If you have technical issues with the Connect website please connect with their Live Chat help or call them at 800 331 5094 Dr Kowal cannot help you with technical problems with the website How will you succeed in this course Participate You are expected to participate actively in the course based on your own learning goals Since you all come from different backgrounds and experiences your peers are valuable resources for learning Don t shortchange them and yourself by coming to class unprepared or by remaining quiet during discussions Please share with your peers your thoughts opinions and experiences as compared to the readings and your classmates discussion Prepare This course is an introductory level prehistory archaeology class and as such will contain considerable terminology archaeological sites and archaeologists associated with particular sites and interpretations of prehistory Students should anticipate that the class will require memorization of fundamental terminology and concepts You also should expect that information will be presented in lectures that is not in your textbook Communicate Because I am committed to helping you throughout the course I have an open door policy in addition to class and office hours I will meet with you or respond to you within 24 hours whenever possible Let me know your ideas what your challenges are and how you are doing I will then be able to assist you in tailoring the activities to help you learn Take risks In Anthropology we learn about the diversity of the human experience in cultures around the world It can be intimidating but that s okay Be confident in your own abilities ANT3XXX Anthropology of Sport 2 knowledge and experience You will be rewarded for discussing your ideas as long as you are prepared to defend them with what you learned Have fun The reason I am teaching this class in the first place is because I love archaeology and teaching others about history and learning from it I intend to have fun teaching this class Join me and have fun doing something new and sharing what you like with your peers How will you and I evaluate your

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