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Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 431 Advanced Geospatial Science for Anthropologists and Archaeologists (3) This course is an intensive, data driven, treatment of the use of geographic information systems in anthropological and archaeological research.

ANTH 431 Advanced Geospatial Science for Anthropologists and Archaeologists (3)

As anthropologists, we investigate how humans evolved, behave, define groups, and interact socially. Examining how these processes are shaped by space and place is central to the anthropological enterprise. The use of geospatial science in anthropological and archaeological research is now commonplace. Geospatial technologies are now intimately involved in anthropological and archaeological research designs. The course objective is to expose students to advanced concepts and techniques of conducting geospatial science research in anthropological and archaeological contexts. The course is a continuation and development of the introductory geospatial science course and it will fulfill three credits of the requirement in both the major and minor in Anthropology. Students will develop an in depth understanding of anthropologically and archaeologically tailored geospatial project design and implementation. Students are expected to complete the work for the course in one of several computer labs across campus that has the appropriate software installed.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: ANTH 421

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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