Summer Courses 2012





The Ancient Maya

Term: 
Summer 2013
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
Course Number: 
ANTH 468 920
Schedule: 
Thursday 9:00am-12:10pm
Schedule: 
Tuesday 9:00am-12:10pm
Day(s): 
Thursday
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Instructor: 

BARON, JOANNE

Crosslistings: 
LALS468920
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

In this class, students will learn the history of the Maya of Central America, from the first indigenous inhabitants of the Maya region to the modern Maya of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. The class will cover the major periods in Maya history and prehistory such as the adoption of agriculture, the rise of states, the Classic period, the collapse, and the Conquest. We will also cover topics about Maya society such as politics, economics, and religion. The course will use Sharer and Traxler’s (2006) text The Ancient Maya and Martin and Grube’s (2008) Chronicle of Maya Kings and Queens. Other short readings may also be assigned. Class will meet twice a week for three hours. There will be a take-home midterm and a take-home final exam.

Syllabus: 

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