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AIS 518 - Southwest Land and Society

Course information

Usually Offered: Spring
Course Description:

The course encompasses the greater Southwest, including northern Mexico from pre-Columbian times to the present. Evidence from archaeology, ethnology, linguistics, and biological anthropology is integrated. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of Indian, Hispanic, and Euroamerican peoples and their adaptation to and exploitation of the natural environment through time. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth familiarity with a subfield of choice through preparation of a substantial research paper (15-25 pages) and submission of weekly critical memos on required readings.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences