Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2023

     

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ANTH 592 001 (CRN: 15560)

MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY

Long Title: KINGS, QUEENS, AND COMMONERS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT MESOAMERICA
Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Morgan, Molly
Meeting: 2:00PM - 3:15PM WF (21-AUG-2023 - 1-DEC-2023) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 2
Section Enrolled: 1
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 19
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 6
Enrollment data as of: 12-JUL-2024 7:01AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: Through the archaeological study of ancient Mesoamerican peoples, this course fosters knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity. The course includes an overview of the culture history of indigenous pre-Columbian Central America from initial human colonization during the late Pleistocene to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Attention is paid to societal transformations such as the origin of agriculture, the inception of village life, the development of social inequality, urbanization, and sociopolitical centralization and decentralization. Through the focus on kings, queens, and commoners, emphasis is placed on topics of social archaeology that hold relevance to today's world, including identity, gender, socio-politics and power, household economy, religion and ideology, artistic expression, and ethnicity. Cross-list: ANTH 392.