2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

First Peoples - Americans From the Ice Age to 1500 AD

Spring quarter

Faculty: Dennis Hibbert

Fields of Study: geology

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30138 (4) So - Sr  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Weekend

Prerequisites: one year college composition


We will study the whole span of time for which we have good evidence that people lived in the Americas before European contact. We want to know about when people reached the Americas and where they came from, where they traveled and settled, the societies that developed, the responses of these societies to ongoing environmental changes, and human impacts on the landscape. We will draw on genetic studies, archaeology, palaeobotany, geology, palaeoclimatology, and liguistics. Emphasis throughout will be on learning what kinds of evidence tell us about our past and how that evidence is obtained and interpreted.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 9a-1p Sat

Upper Division Science Credit: upper division science

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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