15 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.
91947 ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology-LEC 3 Cr. TuTh 12:30-1:45 p.m. Campbell, J.
91872 ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology-LAB 1 Cr. F 2-3:50 p.m. Staff
A survey of the subdiscipline of anthropology that uses the concept of culture to interpret human history and behavior in all societies and at all times. Introduction to the various research methods of cultural anthropology. Emphasis is placed on the application of social and cultural concepts when analyzing behavior. The lab component of the course will give students training in a number of ethnographic data collection and analysis techniques commonly used by cultural anthropologists. Labs will include informal and semi-structured interviews, ethno-semantic domains, genealogy, survey design, archival research, social networks, comparative analysis, and fieldwork ethics. Satisfies General Education XC credit, some sections for FS credit. Lab section required.
91952 ANTH 204 Archaeology-LEC 3 Cr. TuTh 2-3:15 p.m. Kruczek-Aaron, H.
91526 ANTH 204 Archaeology-LEB 1 Cr. F 2-3:50 p.m. Kruczek-Aaron, H.
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.
91948 GEOL 103 Physical Geology-Lecture 2 Cr. MW at 9-9:50 a.m. Kelson, C.
91949 GEOL 103 Physical Geology-Lab 1 Cr. F at 9-10:50 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.
91950 ARTH 101 Survey of Art: Ancient to Gothic 3 Cr. MW 11-12:15 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.
90328 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 1 Cr. M 1-1:50 p.m. Weir, E.
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.