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Rise And Fall Of Civilization (ANT-244)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0103-244-001
Instructor: Brian Wygal
Days: Tuesday 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

Online Synchronous Meetings Tuesdays 12:15 To 1:30 P.M. Course Is
Cross Listed With 0960-330-007

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Explore the Egyptian pyramids, Great Wall of China, and architectural wonders of Mesopotamia, Central America, and Asia. Evaluate theories and archaeological evidence pertaining to technological achievements of humans and our ancestors, from the first stone tools to the invention of writing, food production, and the rise and fall of civilizations. (Learning Goals:G;Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   Objectives: This course covers theories and archaeological evidence pertaining to the regional development of complex human societies, food production, resource storage, and eventually, states. Study human cognitive, technological, and socio-economic developments from around the world. Cross-culturalcomparisons contrast attributes shared by pre-industrial state-organized societies and the emergence of bureaucratic centralization, social and economic stratification, as well as political power. Students should finish the course with a wider appreciation for the achievements and diversity of the ancients. Learning Goals: As a learning community, class participants develop global learning abilities through research and group dialogue pertaining to human social, economic, and technological developments over time. Reading comprehension of technical scientific evidence and lecture-based information is also a primary goal for this course. Student achievement will be assessed through period exams and participation.

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