11 credits for 20 students. Coordinator: Hadley Kruczek-Aaron.
**Resides in First-Year Experience, Bowman West.
Do you dig archaeology? SUNY Potsdam offers an archaeology minor and a major, combining courses in geology, anthropology, and art history. This FIG is an excellent introduction. Archeology II, the sequel to this FIG, will include ANTH 201, ANTH 202 and GEOL 204.
ANTH 195 Archaeology of New York State. X Cr. TUTH 11 a.m.-12:15. p.m. Kruczek-Aaron, H.
This course focuses on the most significant archaeological discoveries made and some of the most significant research questions addressed by archaeologists working in New York State.
ANTH 204 Archaeology-Lecture: 3 Cr. TTH 8-9:15 a.m. Staff
ANTH 204 Archaeology-Lab: 1 Cr. F 2-3:50 p.m. Staff
Leads the student through the development of modern archaeological methods and theory to an examination of major questions posed by today’s archaeological investigations. Students will learn how archaeologists use survey, excavation and laboratory analysis to reconstruct the past. Hands-on laboratory exercises will be used to explain how archaeology reveals ancient diets and environments, ancient economic, political and social systems, and ancient religions and rituals.
GEOL 103 Physical Geology-Lecture: 2 Cr. MW at 10:00-10:50 a.m. Kelson, C.
GEOL 103 Physical Geology-Lab: 1 Cr. F at 9:00-10:50 a.m. Kelson, C.
Minerals, rocks, rock deformation, aerial photos, maps, geological processes that shape the land, environmental geology. Satisfies General Education SP and LB requirements.
ARTH 101 Survey of Art: Ancient to Gothic: 3 Cr. MW 2:00-3:15 p.m. Downing, C.
Major art styles and monuments of Pre-Renaissance art; relationship between art and politics, religion and economics in ancient societies. Course will also include some discussion of non-western art: the art of native peoples and of the east. Satisfies General Education WC requirement.
FY 100 First Year Success Seminar: 1 Cr. W 4-4:50 p.m. Newcomb, K.
A one-credit course meeting once a week and offering an excellent introduction to the College’s resources and how to succeed in the difficult transition from high school to college life and work. Integrated with the FIG’s theme.