Courses

Introduction to research methodology in the social sciences; research design and implementation, use of library and archival materials, editorial review of writing, and guide to preparation of professional anthropological papers.
The rise of theoretical archaeology, with emphasis on the range of theoretical approaches taken by archaeologists and the nature of archaeological problem solving in theory and practice.
Who owns the past and who has the right to manage it? Review of federal, state, and local legislation pertinent to the inventory, evaluation, and treatment of archaeological sites, historic buildings, and places that are important to Native Americans and others. Emphasis is placed on process of evaluation according to legal guidelines including, CEQA, the Section 106 Process, and the National Register of Historic Places.
A field school designed to introduce graduate students to fieldwork in cultural heritage management. Students will learn how to design and carry out a research project utilizing skills appropriate to the specific focus of their project. Students will be required to write a report based on their research and experiences. Contact department for more information. May be repeated for credit.
Designed for students working on their thesis or master's project but who have otherwise completed all graduate coursework toward their degree. This course cannot be applied toward the minimum number of units needed for completion of the master's degree.
In-depth consideration of specific anthropological, applied anthropology or anthropologically related topics. Topics will vary from semester to semester.
This hands-on course will introduce students to the process by which historic buildings are recorded and evaluated for eligibility to the NRHP. Classes will cover basic wood-frame construction techniques, basic architectural description, and how to undertake focused historical research in official records. Students will learn to identify and describe a historic building, document it using photographs, plans, and detailed drawings, and reconstruct its history.
During the first week of the semester students interested in special studies in anthropology must submit a written proposal and an outline of projected work to a faculty sponsor for approval. Each unit of credit requires a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester, which includes regular consultation with and evaluation by the faculty member in charge.
Students will have an opportunity to apply anthropological theory and methods and/or cultural resources management procedures as interns with public and private agencies. Internships require faculty approval and a minimum of 45 hours of work per unit per semester, including regular consultation with the faculty sponsor. This internship is usually overseen by supervisors in off-campus agencies who report to faculty supervisors. Cr/NC only. May be repeated for credit.
Students will team with staff of SSU's Anthropological Studies Center to perform, for example, pre-field research, recognize and record archaeological sites, use GPS equipment, make computer-generated maps, and complete state record forms. Activities will vary depending on available projects. Internships require a minimum of 45 hours of work per semester/unit, including regular consultation with faculty sponsor. Cr/NC only.

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