Week 16. Course Concluded
Final grades can be reviewed on the grades page using your password. If you do not know your password, you can email me.
Have a great summer!
Anthropology Quote of the Week:
"Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it." - Bruce Lipton
||Online Media B2:
Life Without Chiefs by Marvin Harris
||Online Media B1: Reciprocity and the Power of Giving, by Lee Cronk
Online Media 10:
Is There a Family? New Anthropo-logical Views, by Collier, Rosaldo and Yanagisako
Online Media 9:Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain, feat. Stephen Pinker, Big Think, 2012
||Online Media 8: Everything You Wanted To Know About Culture But
Were Afraid To Ask Dr. Saba F. Sabdar, TEDxGuelphU
||Online Media 6:
Watch this video of the archaeology of the Fremont Indians by Time Team America (PBS 2012)
||Watch PBS Eons: The Two People We're All Related To
(PBS, YouTube, ~10 min, 2018)
||Online Media 4: Watch
PBS NOVA's"Becoming Human, Part III" (YouTube, ~52 min, 2014)
||Online Media 3: Watch In Search of Human Origins (1999, 69 min, Discovery Channel)
Online Media 2: Evidence for Evolution from StatedClearly.com (YouTube 11:22)
due Feb 1
Online Media 1: Macat's "Introduction to Anthropology"
due Jan 25
Recommended websites and videos:
Evolution - General
- Prof. Reymers' Evolution "Prezi"
- Introduction: Human Evolution, New Scientist
- Human Evolution, ArchaeologyInfo.com
- Read an excerpt from Chip Walters' new book "Last Ape Standing"
- Introduction to Human Evolution, Pearson
- Misguided Nostalgia for our Paleo Past, Chronicle of Higher Education
- What Makes Us Human?, lecture by Katherine Pollard, California Academy of Sciences
- Brains, Brawn, and the Evolution of Human Endurance Running Capabilities,
Daniel E. Lieberman, et al
- Becoming Human website
- Smithsonian Institution human origins website
- National Geographic human origins website
- PBS Evolution website
- Powerpoint on Early Hominids from Harvard
Domestication and Civilization
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 sent the first online media assignment, you should have used a subject heading in the email of "ANTH1." If you wrote something else (like, for instance,
"Online Media Questions 1" or "anth 1 hw"), or if you have included 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 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
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 email@example.com,
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).
The Discussion Board
You should be actively posting weekly to the Discussion Board so as to add to your participation score for the course. Here is how to add a discussion post: The "Discussions" can be found with the links on the left side of the Blackboard page; click that link and then click on the title of the Discussion to which you want to add a comment or reply. You'll see a page of threads with the other student's names; to add to it, click "Create Thread".
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