Summer 2018: Anthropology 101 On-Line (ANT 101) Introduction to Anthropology

Summer 2018: Anthropology 101 On-Line (ANT 101) Introduction to Anthropology

Instructor: Dr. David Stump and Dr. Linda Winkler david.stump@wilkes.edu; linda.winkler@wilkes.edu

Course Description The course is a general survey of the processes that generate human cultural and biological variation through time and among contemporary human groups. Anthropology essentially looks at human beings, the biology of humans and their development of culture over time and across the globe. This curse includes an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and understand the fields of anthropology and their application in the study of human beings.

2. Identify and explain the various factors that influence human behavior including cultural beliefs, gender understandings, and biological variation.

3. Understand the role that human culture has played in human evolution and the evolution of different types of human civilizations throughout history.

4. Develop an understanding of your own culture and anthropological background and also of cross-cultural behaviors and interaction.

5. Be able to discuss the role of anthropologists in the past and contemporary world including in addressing global issues and human rights.

6. Critically read and understand tabular data, graphs, or other displays of data as used in anthropology.

7. Identify independent and dependent variables in explaining human behavior and biological variation.

8. Recognize and identify types of relationships between variables (positive and negative)

Textbooks

The Essence of Anthropology (2015) 4th edition by William Haviland, Harald E. L. Prins (Author), Dana Walrath (Author), Bunny McBride (Authors) ISBN 9781305258983

Class Attendance

The class will be interactive and frequently include films, media clips, or other materials that are important to course content. It is expected that everyone do the assignments and complete all material.

Evaluation and Grading Grades will be based on quizzes after each module scheduled throughout the course and a cumulative final exam, plus discussion and essay reflection questions (done with the quiz) after each module (and

chapter). The final grade will be determined as follows:

Quizzes: 50% of grade (the lowest two quizzes will be dropped) FINAL EXAM: 15% of grade

Reflections: 20% of grade (the two lowest reflection grades will be dropped) Discussions: 15% of grade

Reflections and quizzes cannot be made up or done or turned in late. However, the two lowest quiz

grades and the two lowest reflection grades (this will include any that are missed automatically) will be dropped from the grade book.

Each section will be associated with a quiz, reflection assignment, and a discussion assignment. Due

dates are posted on D2L LIVE. The quizzes and reflections are only opened for you once so finish them completely once you start. You will have a 28 hour window or open period or window to take them (an evening and the next day) and the quizzes remain open for 30 minutes once you start one. The lowest

two quiz grades and reflection grades are dropped. If you miss a quiz or reflection, it will automatically be one of the quizzes dropped

All discussion postings must be done by the last day of the class and before the class begins the final.

Assignment Rubrics

These assignments are designed to be done as reflective essays answering the questions related to the readings, media materials, or documentaries. The assignments will be scored as explained in the

rubrics.

All discussion postings must be done by the last day of the class and before the class begins the final.

Plagiarism/Duplication Students are expected to complete their assignments using their own knowledge and understanding of

the material they are studying. This requires students to concentrate and think more fully about the material, which in turns facilitates learning beyond a superficial level.

To that end, while students may choose the same question when there are options for a discussion or a reflection, and may even use the same example in their answer, the work must be clearly their own and unambiguously original. The way you answer the question and discuss the question cannot be a (near)

duplicate of another student’s work, or neither student will receive credit for the assignment

Reflections Each module or chapter will have one reflection question that you will need to answer. These will be done in a similar manner to the quizzes and will open for you when you start the reflection. You will have a limited time frame to complete the reflections similar to that of the quizzes. These are equivalent to quiz essays. You will upload your answers (word files) into an assignment drop box in the digital course. Your written reflections should be less than one page and between 150-500 words. Please look at the grading rubric for the reflections. You will be graded on your effort and thoughtfulness in the reflection. Also, please pay attention to grammar in your answers so that they are relatively free of errors.

Discussion Answers

The discussion questions are designed to encourage you to think about issues or events in anthropology or the broader world. Your answers should be thorough although brief. You should aim for an answer of less than 100 words generally. You should pick one of the discussion questions to answer for each module. You must do a posting and also reply to someone else’s posting to receive credit. Please look at the discussion rubric. You will be graded on whether your comments indicate an effort to read, view, and learn the materials prior to the discussion and whether you make serious attempt to seek further clarification about terms and concepts. Your discussion should demonstrate a basic knowledge of pertinent terms, concepts, and examples from the course. You must

Late Assignments

Please turn assignments (reflections and discussion) in on time and use the DropBox in D2L to turn them in. Late reflections are not accepted. Late discussion postings will be reduced in grade as follows:

Less than one day late: 10% Later than one day but less than one week late: 25% penalty

Later than one week late: 50% penalty

Conversion Scale for Final Grade 90.00-100% – 4.0 70.00 to 77.49% – 2.0 87.50-89.99% – 3.5 67.50-69.99% – 1.5 80.00-87.49% – 3.0 59.50-67.49% – 1.0 77.50-79.99% – 2.5 0-59.49% – 0

Women and Gender Studies

“This course is designated as a Women’s and Gender Studies minor eligible course (WSM). As a WGS course, gender will be considered as an important variable in the development of human culture and behavior. We will discuss concepts and research relevant to the development of gender identity and

gender roles across cultures and within your own culture. Discussions will include identifying a variety of cultural patterns and perceptions about gender roles world-wide and explore how cultures (families,

peers, teachers) shape women’s and men’s lives. Course Schedule

Assignments, Quizzes, and Exams Section 1

Chapter 1: Thinking and Doing Anthropology?

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 1 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed on June 12, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz and will be open for same dates.

Discussion postings are due on June 12, 2018.

Section 2

Chapter 2: Biology, Genetics, and Evolution

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 2 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 14, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June 14, 2018.

Section 3

Chapter 3: Living Primates

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 3 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 16, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June 16, 2018.

Section 4

Chapter 4: Human Evolution

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 4 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 18, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June18, 2018.

Section 5

Chapter 5: Neolithic Revolution: The Domestication of Plants and Animals

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 5 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 20, 2018 Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June 20, 2018.

Section 6

Chapter 6: The Emergence of

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at

Cities and States the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 6 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 22, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June 22, 2018.

Section 7

Chapter 7: Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 7 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 25, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June 25, 2018.

Section 8

Chapter 8: The Characteristics of Culture

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 8 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 27, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June 27, 2018.

Section 9

Chapter 9: Language and Communication

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 9 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by June 29 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due June 29, 2018.

Section 10

Chapter 10: Social Identity, Personality, and

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and

Gender highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 10 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by July 2, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due July 2, 2018.

Section 11

Chapter 11: Subsistence and Exchange

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 11 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by July 5, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due July 5, 2018.

Section 12

Chapter 12 and 13: Sex, Marriage and Family; Kinship and Other Forms of Grouping

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 12 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by July 7, 2018. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quiz. Discussion questions are due July 7, 2018.

Section 13

Chapter 14: Politics, Power, and Violence

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. Do Quiz 13 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by July 9, 2018. Reflection questions must be done on the same schedule as the quiz and will be open for same dates. Discussion questions are due July 9, 2018.

Section 14

5 Chapter 15: Spirituality and Religion

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything.

Do Quiz 14 after reading the chapter. It has to be completed by July 11, 2018. Reflection questions must be done by July 11. Reflection questions are done on the same schedule as the quizzes and will be open for same dates. Discussion questions are due July 11, 2018.

Section 15

Chapter 16: Global Changes and the Role of Anthropology

Read the module on-line and read the chapter in the book. Pay particular attention to the terms defined at the bottom of the pages in the textbook and highlighted in the text. Also, please review the chapter checklist at the end of the chapter to make sure you understand everything. No quiz or reflections.

July 13, 2018

Final Exam on Chapters 1-16

This exam must be taken on the evening of July 12 or before 5 pm on July 13, 2018.

  • The Essence of Anthropology (2015) 4th edition by William Haviland, Harald E. L. Prins (Author), Dana Walrath (Author), Bunny McBride (Authors) ISBN 9781305258983

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