INTRO TO ANTHROPOLOGY - Charlton 101 - Fall 2019

Weekly Assignments

Other Info

HE&C 8eWeek 16:
Course concluded

Dec 13: Final grades have been posted.

Anthropology Quote of the Week:

"Whereas what man can learn about the world through his senses and through the intellect which relies upon sense-observation may be called 'anthropology,' what the spiritual man within us can know may be called 'anthroposophy.'

-- Rudolf Steiner


Go for the Golden Points

Maya Family Online Media 10:
Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You (NPR News, May 2018)
OM8 Online Media 9: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain, Stephen Pinker (YouTube, 2012, 50 mins)
OM8 Online Media 8: Everything You Wanted To Know About Culture But
Were Afraid To Ask
Dr. Saba F. Sabdar, TEDxGuelphU (You Tube, 2012)

Online Media 7:
A) Crash Course World History: Agricultural Revolution (11:10)

B) Crash Course World History: Rise of Civilization - Indus Valley (9:34)

OM6 Online Media 6:
Archaeology of the Fremont Indians of Utah by Time Team America.

Online Media 5:
"Understanding Race" from the American Anthropological Association, 2016


Online Media 4:Watch PBS NOVA's"Becoming Human, Part III: Last Human Standing" (YouTube, ~62 min, 2014)
OM3 Online Media 3:
Interactive Documentary "Becoming Human"

Watch the Prologue and
Episodes 1-12, plus Related Exhibits
OM1 Online Media 2: Evidence for Evolution from (YouTube 11:22)
Due Sept 6th

Online Media 1: Watch Macat's "Introduction to Anthropology
Due Aug 30th


Recommended Open
Educational Resource
websites and videos:

Stratification and Globalization

Happy Thanksgiving!



Domestication and Civilization
Human Variation

Human Evolution

Evolution - General



Required Online Media have concluded

(See above for bonus online media assignments)

The online media assignments:

Each week, excepting exam weeks (see the course schedule) you will be reponsible for completing and submitting by email a weekly online media activity. This may entail doing a reading or watching a video made available online, or performing some other kind of activity. Instructions will be posted weekly right here on the webpage by Monday and will be due (by email) on Friday at 5pm of each week. You should e-mail your completed assignment to, with the a subject heading of "ANTH#" (with "#" being the number of that week's online activity, as noted above).

Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link to my email, or remove the automatic subject line heading, as activities with this subject line are automatically filtered into my email activities folder (and thus I will not see an email having to do with something else until the following week or later).

Further Note: I will give you 3 chances to get the subject heading correct and to not include attachments in your online media emails to me.

For example, when you send the first online media assignment, you should use a subject heading in the email of "SOCI#", where "#" means the number of the specific assignment of the week. If you write something else (like, for instance, "Online Media Questions 1" or "soc 4 hw"), or if you include your assignment as an attachment, you have not paid attention to the details of the assignment instructions (details which make it crucially easier for me to organize your responses and read what you have written).

You can do this three times without penalty, but a fourth and each further instance of not paying attention to the details will result in a 1-point reduction from your Online Media grade. For the vast majority of you who are doing it right, thank you for paying attention to the details!

- Regards, Prof Reymers

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Introduction to Anthropology - Fall 2019 - Prof. Kurt Reymers