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The Certificate in Cultural Resource Management

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 21-22 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

Core Program

3 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Independent supervised training in the methods of data description, interpretation, and presentation. Methods of describing, classifying, analyzing, and illustrating archaeological finds, and the preparation of reports for publications. 6 hours activity. (000609)
The social and institutional frameworks, legislative bases, procedures, and practices of prehistoric and cultural resources management taught by means of case studies of legislative documents, management studies, and environmental impact reports. The investigation of selected resources and preparation of appropriate descriptive, evaluative, and management reports. 3 hours lecture. (000617)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This internship is offered in the area of archaeology. Work experience in the community or region is designed for each student. A maximum of 6 units of internship may be counted toward the major. 15 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020235)

Note: ANTH 489 must be taken for 3 units.

Breadth Areas:

GIS and Natural History

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course provides an introduction to topics and technology in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course will combine a conceptual discussion of topics with practical exercises. Both the theory and practice of GIS analysis will be presented. 3 hours lecture. (021439)
Study of the theory and practice of land use planning. Analysis of planning processes, elements of the comprehensive plan, zoning, environmental impact of development, regional policies, and growth. Includes investigation of a practical planning problem. 3 hours lecture. (003884)
Prerequisites: GEOG 101W, GEOS 102, PSSC 101, or PSSC 250; GEOG 211, GEOG 219, or AGET 340.
Systematic analysis of the origin and development of landforms. Emphasis is on the study of geomorphic processes using maps, air photos, and field data. 3 hours discussion. (003926)


1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
This course introduces students to current practices, methodologies, and applied theory in preserving archaeological artifacts for the purposes of exhibit, research, and good stewardship. The course is structured in a seminar/laboratory format designed to familiarize students with preventative conservation, documentation, curation strategies, and basic conservation treatments of archaeological materials. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000598)
Prerequisites: ANTH 380.
Advanced individual training in archaeological fieldwork, including organization of projects, supervision of field crews, use of specialized field techniques, and preliminary analysis of field data. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours supervision. (000604)
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
This course presents theories and methods of ethnography as well as the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork. Students conduct supervised ethnographic research and present their results both orally and in written format. 6 hours activity. (000610)
Methods and techniques of locating archaeological and historical cultural resources in the field. Proper site recordation by means of photographs, drawings, maps, and appropriately filled-out site survey forms for cultural resource management purposes. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (000613)

Native Peoples and Archaeology

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as AIST 261.
Survey of Native North America with an emphasis on U.S. indigenous peoples. Diverse traditional cultures, rituals, languages, interrelationships, and economic and social institutions are examined as informed by archaeological and ethnographic data, in addition to native perspectives. Culture continuity, adaptation, and change in a post-contact period are featured. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000383)
This course is also offered as AIST 362W.
Native peoples of California: their origin, prehistory, languages, and pre-contact cultural practices, such as subsistence, settlement, socio-political organization, and ceremony, with the local area highlighted. Interactions with Europeans are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on the archaeological and ethnographic records. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (000519)
The study of prehistoric North America north of Mexico. An investigation of cultural origins, development, and differentiation based on the analysis of selected archaeological complexes and traditions. Case study examples of contemporary method and theory in American archaeology. 3 hours lecture. (000562)
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.
This course provides an overview and examination of the historical development and prehistory of archaeology in California. Topics include archaeological method and theory, cultural chronologies, regional and temporal patterns in the archaeological record, important sites and their potential links to native peoples in California. Controversial issues and contributions to modern archaeology are also considered. 3 hours lecture. (000572)

Historical Archaeology

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ANTH 112 or ANTH 302, or permission of instructor.
This course examines the method and theory of American historical archaeology as it specifically relates to the broader study of American material culture and sociocultural experiences in North America from the period of European exploration to the recent past through archaeological and documentary evidence. 3 hours lecture. (000574)
Introduction to archival research and source materials. Practical experience in locating, interpreting, and using the various kinds of primary documents that form the raw material of the historian's craft. 3 hours seminar. (004707)
The application of historical scholarship to non-academic pursuits, including historic preservation, management of records and resources, public policy, and private consultantcy. Emphasis on development, objects, ethics, and methods of the public history profession. 3 hours seminar. (004714)

Elective courses should be selected with the prior approval of the certificate coordinator.

A 2.5 GPA is required for all courses taken for the certificate.

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