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Historic Mortuary Archaeology: A Case Study in High Impact Learning Experiences

  • Author(s): King, Kathryn A.
  • et al.

Published Web Location Commons 'BY-NC' version 4.0 license

High impact learning experiences are associated with positive trends in student retention and graduation. I developed a course, Historic Mortuary Archaeology, that incorporates two high impact strategies: engaging undergraduate students in research and learning through collaboration. This article discusses the process through which the course arose, how the work for one large research project was spread among the students, and the changes that I could make to improve the course in the future. The piece concludes with a general discussion of the logistical challenges of off-campus learning experiences and some strategies to address these issues.

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