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New Courses

(Coming Spring 2018)

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Dinosaurs-GSC 115

What: An introductory course on dinosaurs for non-majors and majors alike.
  • Were dinosaurs warm-blooded or cold-blooded?
  • Did dinosaurs have feathers and how do we know?
  • Did birds evolve from dinosaurs?
  • What caused the dinosaurs to go extinct?

No prerequisite.

When: Spring 2018, Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:15 pm
Where: Blackburn Science Building, room 320
Who: Dr. Michelle Casey, mcasey5@murraystate.edu

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Forensic Archaeology-ARC 335

What: An examination of the methods used by forensic anthropologists to determine the identity, age, sex and ancestry of an individual from skeletal remains using archaeological and anthropological field and laboratory methods. We also will examine skeletal markers of trauma, nutrition, and disease.

No prerequisite.

When: Spring 2018, Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 pm
Where: Blackburn Science Building, room 347
Who: Dr. Marcie Venter, mventer@murraystate.edu

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The Archaeology and Political Ecology of Empires-ARC 389

What: This course will explore empires from an archaeological and political ecological perspective. Will examine cross-cultural examples from the ancient, historic, and modern Old and New Worlds, and consider the dynamic culture contacts that occurred as those worlds collided during the era of global exploration and subsequent periods. We will pay particular attention to the historical, ecological, and cultural contexts important to imperial formation, the reasons for expansion, the strategies used during expansion, as well as the variable outcomes of expansion and subsequent colonial and post-colonial administration.

Prerequisites: ARC150 or ANT140 or HIS202 or POL252 or consent of the instructor.

When: Spring 2018, Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 am
Where: Blackburn Science Building, room 347
Who: Dr. Marcie Venter, mventer@murraystate.edu

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Economic Geography-GSC 330

What: This course focuses on the spatial distribution of resources that pertain to economic use, the production, distribution and consumption of goods, the flow of labor and capital, and the process of economic and urban development in the context of globalization.

No prerequisite.

When: Spring 2018, Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:15 am
Where: Blackburn Science Building, room 306B
Who: Dr. Qiaofeng (Robin) Zhang, qzhang@murraystate.edu

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Seminars-Fall 2017

All seminars are presented in Blackburn 320 on Fridays at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) with refreshments to follow.

For more information or to volunteer to present a future seminar, please contact Dr. Gary Stinchcomb or Dr. Michelle Casey.

Date Topic Guest Speaker

2/2/2018
11:30-12:30

Ocean Drilling Program 171 Expedition to the Blake Nose of Florida

Dr. Mary Anne Holmes, Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln

2/16/2018

TBA

Dr. Rachel Racicot, Vanderbilt University and the Natrual History Museum of Los Angeles County

3/2/2018

TBA

TBA

3/9/2018

TBA

TBA

4/6/2018

Master's Defense

Phil Roberson, Murray State University

4/20/2018

TBA

Dr. Lauren Michel, Tennessee Tech