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Kingdom of Thailand

Thailand

Fall Semester 2006

Anth 1095-01 Freshman Seminar
03:30 P.M. - 04:45 P.M. , Tu,Th, Cina 214, 3 cr


Satisfies UMD Liberal Education Requirements for . . .
Category 8—Contemporary Social Issues and Analysis
** International Perspective Emphasis

Nataraja --  Shiva, the King of Dancers
India

1999 U.S. Commemorative Stamp featuring the 1960 Green Bay Packers.
U.S.A.

Spanish Bullfight
Spain
Portugeese Bullfighting
Portugual
 

September  2006

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          1 2
             
3 4 5   Week 01
>> Day 01
6 7   Week 01 
>> Day 02
8 9
  Labor Day
Holiday
introduction

Read DM Chs. 1
and 3

Review countries in text
and select cultures next class
 
FAQs



Read UGC Ch. 1,
and DM Ch. 13

Independence Day
-- Brazil

REM:
GCforum post
Topic 1
Founding Day
-- North Korea
10 11 12  Week 02
>> Day 03
13 14  Week 02
>> Day 04
15 16
   
methods of analysis: cultural metaphors (cont.)

Read DM Ch. 2
5:00
barbecue at 1006 Mississippi Ave.
(map)
Turkish coffee?
methods of analysis

Read UGC Ch. 2,
and DM Ch. 9
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 2
Independence Day
-- Mexico
17 18 19  Week 03
>> Day 05
20 21  Week 03
>> Day 06
22 23
   
Read UGC Ch. 3,
and DM Ch. 11
 
Read UGC Ch. 4,
and DM Ch. 14
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 3
National Day
-- Saudi Arabia
24 25 26  Week 04
>> Day 07
27 28  Week 04
>> Day 08
29 30
   
Read UGC Ch. 5
Read Naila Minai, "Women in Early Islam"
 

Bedouin / Saudi Arabia

Islam
(ca. 56 min. 2001,
VC 4355)

Read UGC Ch. 6
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 4
 
 

October  2006

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3   Week 05
>> Day 09
4 5   Week 05
>> Day 10
6 7
National Day
-- Chinese

Independence Day
-- Nigeria
 
Turkey
Süleyman the Magnificent

(57 min., 1987,
VC 1009)

Read UGC Ch. 7
 
Read UGC Ch. 8,
and DM Ch. 5
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 5
 
8 9 10   Week 06
>> Day 11
11 12   Week 06
>> Day 12
13 14
   
Read UGC Ch. 9,
and DM Ch. 8
 
REM:
GCforum post:
Topic 6 --
make up
a question for
Exam I
 
15 16 17  Week 07
>> Day 13
18 19  Week 07 
>> Day 14
20 21
   
Read UGC Ch. 10
eGradebook
Read UGC Chs. 11
and 14
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 7
 
22 23 24  Week 08
>> Day 15
25 26  Week 08
>> Day 16
27 28
 
Read UGC Ch. 12
 
Read UGC Chs. 16
and 13
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 8
 
29 30 31  Week 09
>> Day 17
       
Republic Day
-- Turkey

 
"America" -- U.S.A.

Canada

Affluenza
(56 min., 1997,
VC 3060)

Read UGC Ch. 15,
and DM Chs. 10 and 16

   
 
 

November  2006

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 2  Week 09
>> Day 18
3 4
     
Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos
-- Mexico

Read UGC Ch. 17,
and DM Ch. 18
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 9
 
5 6 7   Week 10
>> Day 19
8 9   Week 10
>> Day 20
10 11
Guy Fawkes Day
-- UK
 
guest:
Dr. Willie Henderson

Read UGC Ch. 18

Revolution Day
-- Soviet Union
 
Malaysia
Culture-Bound Syndromes"

VC 4651: "Latah"
(38 min., 1978)
or Video clip
(8:25 min., 1978)

Read UGC Chs. 19
and 31,
and DM Ch. 4
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 10
Veterans Day
   
12 13 14  Week 11
>> Day 21
15 16  Week 11
>> Day 22
17 18
The King's Coronation
-- Saudi Arabia
 
Nigeria

Sub-Saharan Africa

Living Islam

(ca. 50 min., 1993,
VC 4603)

Read UGC Chs. 20
 
Israel

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
(53 min., 1998,
DVD 17, Disc 3, Track 3)

Read UGC Ch. 21,
and DM Ch. 17
REM:
GCforum post:
Topic 11 -- make up
a question for
Exam II
 
19 20 21  Week 12
>> Day 23
22 23 24 25
   
Italy

Excerpt from Music of Man: New Voices for Man
(12 min. excerpt, 1987,
VC 1163, Part 3)

Read UGC Ch. 22,
and "The Success Story"
(on the web)
 
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 12
26 27 28  Week 12
>> Day 24
29 30  Week 13
>> Day 25
   
    Belgium
guest: Morris Levy
 
Read UGC Ch. 23
eGradebook
REM:
GCforum post
Topic 13
 
 

December  2006

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          1 2
             
3 4 5  Week 13
>> Day 26
6 7   Week 14
>> Day 27
8 9
   
Mexico

Appeals to Santiago
(27 min., 1983,
VC 3283)

Read UGC Ch. 24,
and DM Ch. 15

His Majesty's Birthday
-- Thailand
 

Russia

Romeo and Juliet, Act I
(18 min., 1988,
VC 3183)


Read UGC Chs. 25
and 26
,
and DM Ch. 7
 
10 11 12   Week 14
>> Day 28
13 14    Week 15
>> Day 29
15 16 final exam week starts
   
Spain

Portugal

The Buried Mirror
(59 min., 1991,
VC 3933, pt. 1)

Read UGC Chs. 27,
28
, and 29,
and DM Ch. 12
 
course evaluation


China

Singapore


Australia
Optional:
Read UGC Ch. 30
REM: final
GCforum post
Topic 15 --
evaluation of the semester
(3 paragraphs minimum)

Final Exam
02:00-03:55
Cina 214

eGradebook

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
         
Holiday

 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
 
Holiday

Christmas
Holiday

Boxing Day
       
31            
             
 

January  2007

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 2 3 4 5 6
  New Year's Day          
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
             
14 15 16 Week 01
>> Day 01
17 18 19 20
 
spring semester
classes begin
       
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
           
28 29 30 31      
             
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Dancing the Maxixe.  Before 1914 the Samba was known under a Brazilian name "Maxixe"
Brazil

Tatiana Chernobrovkina and Vladimir Kirillov in one-act ballet "Walpurgis Night"
Russia


Mexico

Swedish Stuga.
Sweden
Lucky Chicken Rice food stall in the Newton Hawker Center, Singapore.
Singapore
Farmers at the Inishowen Agricultural Show, as featured in "A  Jaunt Round Ireland"
Ireland
Portugeese Bullfighting
Canada
French Wine Regions.
France
British House in the Cotswolds.
Britian
An Ottoman coffeehouse, European engraving, 19th century
Turkey
Dairy at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu.
Israel
La Scala Opera House
Italy

Kimchi
Korea

Balik Kampung,  "Going Back to One's Hometown," in Malaysia
Malaysia

 

Chinese Family Altar
China


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