Dana C. McCaulley,
Office Phone #:
(301) 322-0525 (Social Sciences office, no voice mail)
Learn the importance of archaeology and how archaeologists gather
information about culture.
Study the major theories, concepts and applications of archaeology.
Gain an appreciation for varying cultural traditions and social
arrangements of different ethnic groups.
Discover how archaeologists utilize these different techniques and
theories and put them into practice in order to gain an understanding of a past
society by recovering data and studying such aspects as their religion,
political dynamics, economics, kinship, gender, stratification, etc…
Read all assigned materials and check the calendar
for this course in Blackboard 5 for assignment due dates and other information.
Written assignments must be typed and double-spaced and submitted to the
Digital Drop Box.
Respectfully challenge opinions, interpretations, and arguments put forth
in the reading assignments or by the instructor.
COURSE ELEMENTS & POLICY
this is a distance-learning course, students are required to complete
their assignments in a timely fashion and in their appropriate sequence.
Always keep a copy of any work you turn in.
should visit the online classroom at least every other day to look at the
calendar, announcements, course assignments, new discussion board
postings, take quizzes, submit written assignments and post discussion
board messages. Students are
responsible for adhering to assignment, quiz, and test dates, and checking
the course calendar and announcement area of the Blackboard online
response time for assignments, quizzes, and tests will be on or within 14
days of their submission. Any
questions posted to the Blackboard discussion board area will be answered
normally within 48 hours.
course is divided into modules (study units). Go to the modules link to view that is required for
that assignment. The modules
will become available on a timely basis so the student is not tempted to
“look ahead” too far. Each
module has three elements.
A list of topics that the chapter covers.
A list of terms from the chapter reading.
A set of tasks for that module. These tasks will include essays, chapter questions, web
assignments, discussion board questions and responses, and quizzes.
ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED without prior approval by the instructor.
Any problems meeting any of the requirements of this course (tests,
papers, etc…) must be addressed with the instructor of the course. Make-up exams will be given for excused absences, such
as a death, accident or illness for which documentary proof is required.
Drop Box (DDB)
homework assignments and essays should be submitted via the DDB.
analytical essay (3-5 pgs) will be graded according to the Analytical
Essay Guide provided. All
papers should be typed and doubled spaced.
All assignments are to be completed INDIVIDUALLY, not with others.
Plagiarism (copying or cheating) or treatment of the work as
a group project will result in a ZERO for the assignment.
questions or concerns that you have concerning the assignments or of a
personal nature can be addressed during my online hours or sent to me via
email. Students can also feel
free to call me at home.
(Virtual Classroom in Blackboard)
few on-line chats are conducted during the semester as indicated in the
course calendar. They are
essentially online office hours.
are optional and for your benefit to answer any questions or concerns.
Chat times will vary.
Distance Learning Orientation: Consult
the course guide or contact the Distance Learning Office at the college
for the date, time and room for this event.
It is optional but I highly recommend participation in this
activity to give you a chance to ask any questions, meet the professor,
and learn about Blackboard. It is generally held a few days prior to the first week
tests will be the only scheduled on-campus activity required during the
course. These tests are taken
at the students’ respective campuses.
- The grade scale for this class is standard
- 90-100% = A
- 80-89% = B
- 70-79% = C
- 60-69% = D
- 59% & below = F
- The following is a list of the total requirements and
points for this course.