Anthropology 415 California State University, Bakersfield
Dr. Robert M. Yohe II, Instructor TR, 6:00 - 8:05 p.m.
Office hours: MWF, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.; TR 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Room: EDU 203
or by appointment

Course Syllabus

Course Description

The legislation of historic preservation at the federal, state, and local levels has resulted in a new subfield of both anthropology and history that is becoming increasing important in the modern world, especially with the growth of urban America and rapid encroachment upon archaeological and historical resources by extractive industries.  The purpose of this class is to inform the student about historic preservation law and the practical realities of historic preservation today.

Required Text

The required text for this course is
Cultural Resource Law and Practice by Thomas F. King.  There may be additional readings for the course, but these will be assigned as necessary and in most cases supplied to the student.

Student Evaluation

Grading for this course will be based on two exercises (the creation of one Memorandum of Agreement and one Programmatic Agreement) worth 100 pt. each, a midterm (100 pts.), a final (100 pts.), and a class project (100 pts.) for a total of 500 points.

Examinations.   Exams (both midterm and final) will be a mixture of objective and essay questions.  You must use a blue book for the midterm and final or you will automatically loose 10 points.

Project.   A description of the project parameters will be distributed to students later.

Other Important Considerations

.  Attendance to this course is mandatory.  There will be those instances of unavoidable absence (illness, family business, etc.), but it is the responsibility of the student to notify me in advance of any other type of planned absence.

Tardiness.  Each class session begins and ends on time.  I really do not appreciate people arriving late or leaving early, especially while I am lecturing.  Again, if you know you are going to be late or must leave early for some compelling reason, let me know ahead of time.

Link to Cultural Resource
Management Schedule