ANTH 101 – Introduction to Anthropology, Fall 2021

Note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change – any changes will be made in RED on the schedule.


               Introduction

Week 1. What is Anthropology?
Aug 23:
Purchase textbook and review syllabus/schedule
Aug 24: CLASS - read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 1 pgs. 3-10
Aug 25: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 1 pgs. 11-20
Aug 26: CLASS - read Lavenda textbook, Module 1, pgs. 21-29
Aug 27: Do Online Media #1 (on Blackboard) - due by 5pm Fri


            I: Biological Anthropology

Week 2. Genetics and Evolution
Aug 31: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 2, pgs. 31-45
Sept 2: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 2, pgs. 46-58
   Quiz on Thursday
    Online Media #2 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri


Week 3. Primatology and Early Origins of Man
Sept 7: Lavenda textbook, Chapter 3, pgs. 61-80
Sept 9: Lavenda textbook, Module 2, pgs. 81-93
   Quiz on Thursday
    Online Media #3 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri


Week 4. The Origins of Homo sapiens
Sept. 14: read textbook, Chapter 4, pgs. 96-123
Sept. 16: read textbook, Chapter 4, pgs. 124-139
    Quiz on Thursday
    Online Media #4 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri


Week 5. Review and Exam 1
Sept. 21: review: textbook Chps 1, 2, 3, 4 and notes
Sept 23:Exam 1


Week 6. Variation in Homo sapiens
Sept 28: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 5, pgs. 143-152
Sept 30: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 5, pgs. 153-167
    Quiz on Thursday
    Online Media #5 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri 


II. Archaeology and Linguistics

Week 7. How We Discover the Past
Oct 5: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 6, pgs. 169-189
Oct 7: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 6, pgs. 190-198
    Quiz on Thursday
    Online Media #6 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri


Week 8. Fall Break 1
Oct 12:
No Class
Oct 14: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 7, pgs. 201-222


Week 9. Domestication & The Rise of Civilization
Oct 19: review Lavenda textbook, Chapter 7, pgs. 201-222
Oct 21: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 7, pgs. 223-235
     Quiz on Thursday
     Online Media #7 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri


Week 10: Human Culture and Cultural Change
Oct 26: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 8, pgs. 237-256
Oct 28: read Lavenda textbook, Module 3, pgs. 257-270
     Quiz on Thursday
     Online Media #8 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri
     Research Paper due


Week 11. Linguistics
Nov 2: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 9, pgs. 273-288
Nov 4: read Lavenda textbook, Module 4, pgs. 289-301
     Quiz on Thursday
     Online Media #9 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri


Week 12. Review and Exam2
Nov 2: review Lavenda textbook Chps 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 and notes
Nov 11: Exam 2


            III. Ethnology

Week 13. Cultural Institutions I: Trade & Economics
Nov 16: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 11, pgs. 337-356
Nov 18: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 11, pgs. 357-361
     Quiz on Thursday
     Online Media #10 (Blackboard) - due no later than 5pm Fri


Nov 24-26: Thanksgiving Break


Week 14. Cultural Institutions II: Global Stratification and Political Organization
Nov 30: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 12, pgs. 363-384
Dec 2: read Lavenda textbook, Chapter 12, pgs. 385-391
     Quiz on Thursday
     OPTIONAL Online Media #B1 (Blackboard) - due by 5pm Fri


Week 15. Week of Dec 6-10  Final Exam
Review ALL Lavenda textbook readings and notes
(see final exam review sheet)

                                TBA: Final Exam
(see Final Exam Schedule on college website/Blackboard)