ANTH 101:LN1 – Introduction to Anthropology
Spring 2018
Course Schedule v.1

Note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change – any changes will be made in RED on the schedule.
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Introduction
Week 1. Jan 15-19: What is Anthropology?
Introductory Notes; Founding Concepts
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 1
to do: Group Discussion 1 – Introductions
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      I: Biological Anthropology
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Week 2. Jan-22-26:
Genetics and Evolution
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 3 
to do: Group Discussion 2 – Evolution
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: Online Media #1 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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Week 3. Jan 29-Feb 2: The Early Origins of Man
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 6
to do: Group Discussion 3 – Early Human Origins
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: Online Media #2 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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Week 4. Feb 5-9: Origins of Homo sapiens
read Ember textbook, Chapter 7
to do: Group Discussion 4 – Last Human Standing
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: Online Media #3 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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Week 5. Feb 12-16:
Exam Review
review: Ember textbook Chps 1, 3, 6, 7 and notes
*Exam 1: see Blackboard

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Week 6. Feb 19-23: Variation in Homo sapiens
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 4
to do: Group Discussion 5 – Race and Society
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: Online Media #4 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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   II. Archaeology and Linguistics
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Week 7. Feb 26- Mar 2: How We Discover the Past
to do: Ember textbook, Chapter 2
to do: Group Discussion 6 – Archaeology
to do: Online Media #5 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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  Mar 5 - 9      SPRING BREAK
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Week 8. Mar 12-16: Domestication & The Rise of Civilization
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 8
to do: Group Discussion Week 8 – Human Domestication
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: Online Media #6 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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Week 9. Mar 19-23: Culture and Cultural Change
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 9
to do: Group Discussion Week 9 – Culture and Change
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: online media #7 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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Week 10. Mar 26-30: Linguistics
read Ember textbook, Chapter 10
to do: Group Discussion 9 – Human Language
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: online media #8 - due no later than 5pm Fri
               
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Week 11. Apr 2-6: Exam Review      
review: Ember textbook Chps 2, 8, 9, 10 and notes
* Exam 2: see Blackboard

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      III. Ethnology

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Week 12. Apr 9-13: Cultural Institutions I: Family, Marriage and Kinship
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 14
to do: Group Discussion 10  – Kinship Practices
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: online media #9 - due no later than 5pm Fri
Research Paper due Friday Apr 13

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Week 13. Apr 16-20: Cultural Institutions II: Trade - Food Production and Economics
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 11
to do: Group Discussion 11 – Trade Customs
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
to do: online media #10 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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Week 14. Apr 23-27: Cultural Institutions III: Power, Global Stratification, and Political Organization
read: Ember textbook, Chapter 12
to do: Group Discussion 12 – Tribalism vs. Global Order
to do: Quiz due on Blackboard on Thursday
optional: online media #B1 - due no later than 5pm Fri

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Week 15.  April 30-May 1: Course Review and Final Exam
Final Exam will be available Monday, April 30 9am and must be completed by Tuesday, May 1 9pm.

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