2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
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2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 214 - Introduction to Mesoamerican Prehistory and Archaeology

Credits: 3
The study of prehistoric and protohistoric cultures of Mexico and Central America, including the Aztecs and Mayans.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the origins of domestication, agriculture, and sedentary communities in Mexico and Central America in prehistory and their role in the formation of socially complex, state-level societies in the region.
  2. Explain the cultural, historical, and environmental causes that led to the rise, decay, and collapse of complex societies in Mexico and Central America.
  3. Discuss the various institutions of the state-level societies of Mesoamerica, including religion, sociopolitical organization, art, and literature.
  4. Describe the important technological innovations in architecture and agriculture devised by the ancient Mesoamericans.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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