INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY | ONLINE. . . . . . . . . . .Fall 2020

Weekly Assignments

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Review WeekWE'VE MADE IT!

Week 16. (Dec 14) The course has concluded.


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VideoChapter-based video summaries are available on Blackboard (click on the Chapter Videos menu link).

Blackboard Link

Anthropology Quote of the Week:

Pele!"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." ― Pele



Optional BONUS Online Media B2: Scarce Resources in the Kalahari, by Richard Lee



Optional BONUS Online Media B1:
Life Without Chiefs, by Marvin Harris



Online Media 10:
Reciprocity and the Power of Giving, by Lee Cronk


Speaking in Tongues

Online Media 9:
Speaking in Tongues, The History of Language, (2009 Browne)



Online Media 8: Eating Christmas in the Kalahari, by Richard Lee (1969) &
Shakespeare in the Bush, by Laura Bohannan (1966)



Online Media 7:
Guns, Germs and Steel, Part 1,
feat. Jared Diamond (Source: National Geographic, 2005)


OM6 Online Media 6:
Watch this video about an archaeological dig by Time Team America (~55 min 7/13/2013).



Online Media 5:
Listen to this interview with Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show from the program "Fresh Air" on NPR (~45 min, 2/18/2016)



Online Media 4:
NOVA's "Becoming Human, Part III: Last Human Standing"
(YouTube, ~60 min, 2014)



Online Media 3:
Primatology animated video
from Nikita V, (2013, YouTube 7:25)



Online Media 2:
Evidence for Evolution from (YouTube 11:22)



Online Media 1: Macat's "Introduction to Anthropology"(mostly about cultural anthropology)



Remember: Each week you should, at minimum, complete the following objectives:

  1. Read the assigned textbook chapter and review the course notes online
  2. Complete the week's chapter quiz between Tues 9am - Thurs 9pm (See the Quizzes and Exams folder on Blackboard -- note, there was no quiz in the first week)
  3. Complete a Discussion Post for the week (see the Discussions area on Blackboard)
  4. Complete the Online Media (ANTH#) for the week before Friday 5pm (no exceptions!) on the course website (below)

At certain times during the semester you will also have writing assignments and longer exams. These are marked on the course schedule and bear a large part of the course grade, so be prepared for these assignments/exams as well.

Posting to the Discussion Board (on Blackboard):

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 postThe "Discussions" can be found using 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 posts with the other student's names; to add to it, click on "Create Thread".

Online Media Assignments have concluded


Recommended readings:





Domestication and Civilization


Human Variation

Human Evolution

Evolution - General

Introduction: Other texts


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