For those interested, there is a boneheaded proposal at the College of Liberal Arts to drop a set of archaeology courses from the Anthropology curriculum. The proposed set of courses to drop include:
453/453: Archaeological Field Research Design
These classes consist of the majority of all upper division archaeology and all graduate courses. The "majority rule" of the department has approved this motion with no clear rationale other than a eagerness to eliminate science based archaeology from the Anthropology BA and MA.
A hearing at the College Educational Policies and Curriculum committee will be held on May 19 (tuesday) at 3:30 p.m. at in the Macintosh Building Room 315 ( MHB-315 ).
The key folks in this upcoming hearing are:
Dean Gerry Riposa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
EPCC Committee Chair Brett Mizelle <email@example.com>
President Academic Senate Praveen Soni <firstname.lastname@example.org>
President CLA Faculty Council Nele Hempel-Lamer <email@example.com>
If anyone is interested in obtaining more info, let me know.