I’ve begun preparing to teach my first class ANTH 205: Intro to Archaeology. I’ll be using “Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past” by Mark Sutton and Rober Yohe II. This will be the first time I teach a whole semester long class on my own, so it is a little intimidating. The actual class time will be fine, I enjoy teaching and speaking to groups of people. Even creating the syllabus has been smooth sailing. Since its an intro class I can base the syllabus around the book, and throw in a few “fun” assignments. The hard part is the actual prep work that goes into the powerpoint/lecture for each class period. Hopefully I can manage to spend the proper amount of time preparing, because sometimes I can get a little too focused on the aesthetics of the pp presentation. Well, I’ll see how it goes and will give updates along the way. Just another step towards moving from a PhD student to a professor (someday).
Class Prep5 08 2008