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

Weekly Assignments

Other Info

Happy Thanksgiving!BREAK WEEK. Happy Thanksgiving!
No assignments this week.

AMNESTY PERIOD Nov 23-29: Turn in any homework, discussion, and/or quiz assigned since week 9 (on Chapters 8, 9, 11 and 12 ) with no late penalty.

paper Cultural Anthropology Research Paper now due LATE by Nov 29

Celebrate an Anthropological Thanksgiving!


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


Blackboard Link

Anthropology Quote of the Week:

Happy Thanksgiving!"Thanksgiving in the United States is marked by people from different cultures and religions; it is a time to come together." -   (2009)


PAST ONLINE MEDIA
Chief

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

Questions

OM9

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

Questions

Speaking in Tongues

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

Questions

OMB1

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

Questions

OM6

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

Questions

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

Questions

OM4

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)

Questions

OM4

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

Questions

Primatology

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

Questions

OM1

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

Questions

Reco1

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

Questions

 

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".

No Online Media this week

There will be one more OPTIONAL
BONUS assignment given next week.

 


Recommended readings:

Thanksgiving!


Stratification


Linguistics


Culture


Domestication and Civilization


Archaeology


Human Variation


Human Evolution


Evolution - General

Introduction: Other texts

 


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