2015-2016 University Catalog 
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SOAN 181 - FS: First-Year Seminar in Anthropology

Credits: 3

First-year seminar. Prerequisite: First-year standing. 2015 Fall SOAN 181-01: FS in Anthropology: Discovering W&L’s Origins Using Historical Archaeology (3). First-year seminar. Prerequisite: First-year class standing. An introduction to the practice of historical archaeology using Liberty Hall Academy and our ongoing excavations there as a case study. With archaeological excavation and documentary research as our primary sources, students use several software packages common in the archaeological sciences and approaches from the digital humanities to analyze our data and to explore the range of questions and answers that these data and methods of analysis make possible. Hands-on experience with data and its analysis is the focus of this course, with students working together in small groups deciding how to interpret their findings about the University’s early history to a public audience. The final project is a museum-quality display of our research installed on campus. (SS4) Gaylord.

  Planned Offering: Offered occasionally. Each first-year seminar topic is approved by the Dean of The College and the Committee on Courses and Degrees. Applicability to FDRs and other requirements varies.

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