ANTH 2304 Great Discoveries in World Archaeology | UNB

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College of Extended Learning

Great Discoveries in World Archaeology

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Anthropology ANTH 2304 Three (3) credit hours

This course introduces students to the archaeological history of the world using case studies from major archaeological discoveries such as the pyramids, the origins of writing, and Cahokia. The great discoveries we consider introduce students to few central developments in the long history of humans and to how archaeologists study the past.

Instructor: Gabriel Hrynick (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • Students will learn about important archaeological discoveries from around the world.
  • Students will learn about the origins of some technologies and aspects of life, such as writing and agriculture, that have had profound effects on the world.
  • Students will learn about how archaeologists study the past.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • Quizzes, after each module (15% total)
  • 1 x Midterm Exam (25%)
  • 1 x Summary of another great discovery in archaeology (35%)
  • 1 x Final Exam, non-cumulative (25%)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.