基本素養 Basic Literacy

培養從事考古專業研究之學科素養
Cultivate capacity of archaeological research.
培養南島考古研究之國際視野
Enrich global perspectives on Austronesian studies.
培養考古知識傳遞與應用之社會關懷
Advance ability to communicate archaeological knowledge and to participate social relevance.
培養長時限思維人類歷史與社會文化宏觀視野之素養
Cultivate large-scale and long-term perspectives on social developments and mankind.

核心能力 Competence

提升考古學理論、田野與研究方法運用之能力
Advance the ability of appreciating archaeological methods and theories.
提升考古材料的解讀、分析與應用之能力
Develop the ability of interpreting , analyzing , and presenting archaeological materials.
提升考古專業寫作與學術研究之能力
Promote the ability of professional writing and academic research.
提升文化資產經營與發展之能力
Advance the ability on cultural resource managements.
提升考古知識傳遞與應用之相關能力
Enrich the capacity of communication and application of archaeological knowledge.

課程概述 Course Description

「文明」這個詞彙的起源來自於拉丁語'Civitas',其指涉的是城市和居住在城市內具有公民權的居民。羅馬人使用這個詞彙來區分自身與「野蠻人」的差異。早期人類學者及考古學者認為文明是文類文化史中一個重要的階段,史前人類從小規模的採集狩獵社會,逐步演化成複雜的文明社會,其中的過程與原因值得我們深入探討。本課程從考古學的角度認識“文明”的定義,並從考古證據檢視西亞、埃及、印度、中國、中美洲和南美洲等地區史前文明的起源和消亡。
“Civilization” is a word originated from the Latin 'Civitas', refering to the city and the citizenship. It was used by the Romans who differentiated themselves from the other “Barbarians”. The early anthropologists and archaeologists thought civilization is an important stage of cultural history of mankind. This course will explore the definition of civilization and the archaeological evidence of the rise and fall of ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Central America, and Southern America.

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • Introduction to the archaeological evidences of early civilisations
  • Explore the emergence of complex societies: from chiefdom to state
  • Evaluate critically theories used to explain the emergence of civilisation
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Introduction (Sep.7)
    2The Mesolithic and the Neolithic Revolution, Nature of Social Power and the Concepts of Civilization and of Complex Society (Sep.14)
    3Rise of Complex Societies : Subsistence from villages to hierarchical societies (Sep.21)
    4Civilization, Barbarity, and Modernity – What makes Civilization? (Sep.28)
    5Rise of Complex Societies : Urban Revolution, State and Empires (Oct.5)
    6Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Mesopotamia (Oct.12)
    7Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Egypt of the Ancient Empire (Oct.19)
    8Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Indus Valley and Harappa (Oct.26)
    9MID TERM PAPER – TAKE HOME (Nov. 2)
    10Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Mesoamerica (Nov. 9)
    11Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Coastal and Andean Peru (Nov. 16)
    12Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: China of the Chang and Zhou (Nov.23)
    13Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Early Greece (Nov.30)
    14Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Etruscans and Romans (Dec.7)
    15Archaeological perspectives on Civilizations diversity: Japan (Dec.14)
    16Destiny of Civilizations: Comparison, synthesis, and perspectives (Dec.21)
    17The Fall of Civilizations – Future perspectives (Dec.28)
    18FINAL EXAM (ORAL PRESENTATIONS) (Jan.4)
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    課程是否與永續發展目標相關調查
    Survey of the conntent relevant to SDGs

    本課程與SDGs相關項目如下:
    This course is relevant to these items of SDGs as following:
    • 永續城市與社區 (sustainable cities and communities)
    • 責任消費與生產 (Responsible consumption and production)
    • 氣候行動 (climate action)
    • 海洋生態 (Life below water)
    • 陸地生態 (Life on land)

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講? 否
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times? No
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)? 否
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours? No
    3.本課程是否可歸認為學術倫理課程? 否
    Is this course recognized as an academic ethics course? In the course how many hours are regarding academic ethics topics? No
    4.本課程是否屬進入社區實踐課程? 否
    Is this course recognized as a Community engagement and Service learning course? Which community will be engaged? No

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    Syllabus Ancient Civilizations 2020.pdf