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Understanding Global Cultures
 University of Minnesota Duluth
29723 - 001 LEC, 2:00 P.M. - 3:50 P.M., Tu, Th (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017), Cina 214, Roufs,Tim, instruction mode: Partially Online, 4 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require


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Clock  Duluth Time

 


Office Hours:
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Fall 2017
Tuesday / Thursday 12:30-1:30
and by appointment

e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu

Spring 2018
Tuesday / Thursday 10:30-11:30
and by appointment

e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu

Contact Information:  
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troufs@d.umn.edu
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Course URL:
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http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/index.html#title
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 First-Day Handout

(syllabus):

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Will Allen, Growing Power.

TAPS Magazine, Winter 2012 cover


TAPS Magazine, Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief, Winter 2012 cover

Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief,
TAPS The Beer Magazine
Winter 2012

*****

Envelope: E-mail E-mail Tim Roufs for more information


TEXTBOOKS

  textbooks for the course
 general textbook information


Textbook / Course Materials

assignments summary

 Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
i is currently available on-line for $98.81 new, and $61.88 used.

[It is also being offered on-line for as much as $333.28, or even more, so be careful to check prices.]

(+ p/h, where applicable, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25).
(20 August 2017)


  text details

Published By: SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2015

Pages: 680

ISBN-10: 1412995931
ISBN-13: 978-1412995931


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Welcome to Understanding Global Cultures

(textbooks for the course and general textbook information)

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final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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Holidays Fall 2017
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset, 20 September - nightfall, 22 September 2017
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset, 29 September - nightfall, 30 September 2017
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 9 October 2017
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 19 October 2017 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
Week 10 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2017 All Saints' Day
2 November 2017 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 23 November 2017
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Week 1

Getting Started

Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course

envelope
  Welcome Memo (.pdf)


envelope
 Week 1 Highlights (.pdf)

Week 1 Day 1, Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Week 1 Day 2, Thursday, 31 August 2017

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Day 2

Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Italy >
 
 
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Have a look at the linked materials in the various units as you go along (such as the "First-Day Handout" [syllabus]:in the next section), and look at the slide materials* (indicated by .pptx).

There will be more slides towards the beginning of the term, and more videos towards the middle and at the end.

It is generally best to watch the videos after you have looked at the slides and reading material(s).

 

*A note on the slide formats: Since at this point we do not know what software you are using on your computer, we offer the slides in two formats. We recommend you first try "(.pdf)" pdf logo.png, the “Portable Document Format” that is the open standard for document exchange. If you have problems with that format, please try "(.pptx)" pdf logo.png, Office PowerPoint 2007. It is unlikely that you will have problems with both of them, but if you do, please let us know: troufs@d.umn.edu. When the materials are on your screen they should be running as a slide show. If you want or need to upgrade your software, you can download the latest PowerPoint viewer free, as well as download the latest Adobe .pdf Reader free.

Thanks—Tim Roufs

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 First-Day Handout
(syllabus):

Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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In a nutshell, ANTH 1080 Understanding Global Cultures consists of three main segments:

  I Orientation and Background (slides)  
         
      Introduction  
      Basic Concepts  
      History  
      Theory  
      Methods and Techniques  
       
  II Explorations  
         
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Holistic  
      Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
     
  III Student Presentations on Term Research Project
     
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Orientation
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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handout:
 Anthropology and Its Parts
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  • Major Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)
    (Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
    [see note on slide formats]

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also.)

    • the four fields of general anthropology
    • culture as a primary concept
    • comparative method as major approach
    • holism as a primary theoretical goal
    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary

Chart: "Anthropology and . . . It's Parts"

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Finding Information on Different Countries and Cultures
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
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Week 1 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Understanding Cultural Metaphors
  Chapter 19: The Italian Opera (as a case study in Metaphorical Analysis)

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Week 1 Video Explorations


Week 1 has no Video Explorations
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For Week's Activities see Moodle

These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 1 For Fun: Trivia
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holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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Week 2

Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
(cont.)
Major Characteristics of Anthropology


envelope
  Week 2 Highlights (.pdf)

Week 2 Day 3, Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Week 2 Day 4, Thursday, 7 September 2017
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Day 3

Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Japan >
 
BBC News > Japan Profile | Japan Timeline
 
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Have a look at these linked materials from the Week 1 Reading Assignment, and look at the slide materials.

Continue on in that same manner for all of the units that follow.

When reviewing these materials remember that the exams are open-book / open-notes exams.

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Students in the past have commented that there is TOO MUCH INFORMATION available on the class Moodle and supporting WebSites. Yes, there is a lot of information, no doubt about it, and it can be confusing at first. It’s helpful when starting out to remember that the required information for the course is contained in the middle panel of your Moodle HomePage. The information in the sidebars and many of the links are just there should you find those interesting and/or helpful.

Screenshot of Moodle Main and Side Panels

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Have a look at the information on your class project, which you can find at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcproject.html#title>. 

Your class project is a short presentation plus your term paper on your research

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f2017 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

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Have a look at . . .

 Points for Forum Posts and Project Updates
and
 compare these points with official UMD Grading Policies

Forums, Sample Answers / Responses w / Grades
Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America Forum Response Samples

Anth 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe Forum Response Samples

and if you have any questions about the points
or about grading in general  . . . ask
 
Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Week 2 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


Pick at least two two of the "Authority Ranking Cultures" . . . 

PART II: AUTHORITY RANKING CULTURES
Chapter 2: The Thai Kingdom
Chapter 3: The Japanese Garden
Chapter 4: Bedouin Jewelry and Saudi Arabia
Chapter 5. Dòn Gánh: The Two Sides of Vietnam
Chapter 6: Kimchi and Korea

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Week 2 Video Explorations


tba

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For Week's Activities see Moodle

These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 2 For Fun: Trivia
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What is the smallest country [sovereign entity] recognized by international law?

Answer


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to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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Week 3

Major Characteristics of Anthropology:
Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks
(cont.)

REM: Project

envelope
 Week 3 Highlights (.pdf)

Week 3 Day 5, Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Week 3 Day 6, Thursday, 14 September 2017

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Day 5
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Sweden >
 
 
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Day 6
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Denmark >
 
 
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f2017 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

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Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study

 Flag of Italy.  Click for national anthem.

Italy

An Introduction
and Some Background to the Country
and An Introduction to
the Makings of a Metaphor

Italy
slides: (.pptx)


(time permitting)

Units of Analysis: Metaphor

Metaphor: The Opera

     GAnnon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures

    "The Italian Opera"
    from
    Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai's



 La Scala Opera House

  Teatro alla Scala

 Letizia Colajanni and Cosimo Vassallo as Gilda and Duke of Mantua in UMD's 2006 Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto.

Letizia Colajanni and Cosimo Vassallo
as Gilda and Duke of Mantua
in UMD's 2006 Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto

 
Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Week 3 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART III: SCANDINAVIAN EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 7: The Swedish Stuga
Chapter 8: The Finnish Sauna
Chapter 9: The Danish Christmas Luncheon

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Week 3 Video Explorations


tba

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For Week's Activities see Moodle

These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Week 3 For Fun: Trivia
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  Which country has the least sexist banknotes? -- BBCNews (13 April 2015)

tba

Answer



Back Story, Morning Briefing,The New York Times,
Thursday, December 8, 2016

If you look at bank notes across the world, you most often see portraits of men. But images of women are beginning to proliferate.

This year, the U.S. said it would put the abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Argentina added a female guerrilla leader who fought Spanish colonialists on the back of its new 10 peso note. Colombia honored a female painter and an anthropologist.

New Swedish bank notes show the actress Greta Garbo and the Wagnerian soprano Birgit Nilsson. And Scotland selected the novelist Nan Shepherd and Mary Somerville, a trailblazing scientist.

Poland, in a less contemporary choice, selected Dobrawa, a 10th-century Bohemian princess credited with bringing Christianity to her people, for a commemorative note.

Today, Canada will announce the first woman other than royalty to be featured solo on a bank note. A survey conducted in May suggested that Nellie McClung, a women’s rights activist, was the most popular choice, but she is not among the five finalists.

The Toronto Star is rooting for Emily Pauline Johnson, who celebrated her Mohawk heritage in her poetry.

Its editorial, invoking Ms. Johnson’s aboriginal name, concludes: “Ideally, all these women should be featured on bank notes. But if it must be just one, we vote for Tekahionwake.”

Patrick Boehler contributed reporting

 Is it Time to Put a Woman on the $20 Bill?
-- The Scout Report, April 24, 2015 -- Volume 21, Number 16, UW Madison

 US says woman on new $10 note
-- BBCNews (18 June 2015)
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Week 3 For Extra Credit
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  The American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue
  Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407
 Contact Information
 Directions and Parking

"The American Swedish Institute is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden."

The American Swedish Institute

For Extra Credit:

Sometime this semester visit The American Swedish Institute and submit a report on your visit. The report may be either the short version of Extra Credit (Extra Credit Review) or the Case Study Extra Credit version.

American Swedish Institute -- Wikipedia

 

and check out t . . .

IKEA Twin Cities . . .

8000 IKEA Way
Bloomington, MN 55425

Ikea Twin Cities

While you are at The American Swedish Institute interview some of the people.

For e.g., If you are or intending to be a business major, interview one or other of the management folks at IKEA Twin Cities about their business plan, marketing, business philosophy, etc.

If you are, or intending to be a fine arts major, talk with the folks at The American Swedish Institute about classical and contemporary Swedish arts, and check out the kinds of Swedish art (and other art) on sale at IKEA Twin Cities.

 

f2017 Extra Credit Paper(s)
due by the end of Week 13, by Saturday, 25 November 2017


Upload your Extra Credit Paper(s) in your Moodle Week 13 "Activities" Section

AVISO: Late Extra Credit Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?

 


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links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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Holidays Fall 2017
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset, 20 September - nightfall, 22 September 2017
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset, 29 September - nightfall, 30 September 2017
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 9 October 2017
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 19 October 2017 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
Week 10 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2017 All Saints' Day
2 November 2017 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 23 November 2017
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f2017 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

 
f2017 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Moodle logo. wiki by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
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Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks:
Units of Analysis

Three Major Perennial Debates
(cont.)

A little "Romantic Love", from Strange Relations

Introduction to Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
(time permitting)

Introduction to Ireland
(time permitting)


envelope
 Week 4 Highlights (.pdf)

Week 4 Day 7, Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Week 4 Day 8, Thursday, 20 September 2017

Memo: Wiki Study Questions
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Day 7
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Germany >
 
 
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Day 8
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Ireland >
 
 
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 Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

This Week . . .

  1. read the Week 4 Memo
  2. have a look at the video and video clips
  3. read the assigned readings
  4. peruse the two WebPages (below)
  5. catch up on your assignments
  6. start thinking about reviewing for the Midterm Exam, and
  7. work on your Project

There are no new slide sets at this time

Ketchup
catch up / review / preview
 
 
Notes:
Start Reviewing for the Midterm Exam
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Week 4 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 10: The German Symphony
Chapter 11: Irish Conversations

 
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Week 4 Video Explorations
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Add for f2017

A little "Romantic Love" from Strange Relations
From the series Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, by David Maybury-Lewis
(60 min., 1992, VC 1974, pt. 2)

UMD Kanopy Link:
  "Strange Relations"

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Week 4 For Fun: Trivia
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tba

Answer

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f2017 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017
 

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement (on a Word document) of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

 

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

 
Upload your file—one file—to your Moodle folder)
  • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

  • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.
  • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Moodle assignment page.

  • Once you have uploaded the file you can not re upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

    For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the user guides
 
A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.  Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)
 
Additional information that might be helpful:
"Understanding Writing Assignments" http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif 

"Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

 
f2017 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Moodle logo. wiki by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
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Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset, 20 September - nightfall, 22 September 2017
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset, 29 September - nightfall, 30 September 2017
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 9 October 2017
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 19 October 2017 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
Week 10 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2017 All Saints' Day
2 November 2017 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 23 November 2017
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REM: Review for the Midterm Exam

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f2017 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due to the Moodle logo. wiki by the end of Week 4, Saturday, 23 September 2017

You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions
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Week 5

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
(Continued Week 6)

France

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Week 5 Day 9, Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Week 5 Day 10, Thursday, 28 September 2017

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Day 9
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  France >

 
 
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Week 5 Reading Assignment



  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART IV: OTHER EGALITARIAN CULTURES
Chapter 12: The Canadian Backpack and Flag
Chapter 13. Australian Outdoor Recreational Activities
Chapter 14: French Wine

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Week 5 Video Explorations

Après l'hiver, le printemps
(After Winter, Spring)

(74 min., 2013 [US Release Date: 2015])

UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD DC33.L68 A38 2013
tba
"An intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture. .. . In an era of rapid growth of mega-farms, the encroachment of suburbia and new European Union rules and reductions of agricultural subsidies, the farmers in the Périgord region of southwest France are forced to confront challenges that threaten the very existence of their small farms. . . ."
<http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/aws.html>

After Winter, Spring

After Winter, Spring: Whole Terrain interviews documentary filmmaker Judith Lit -- Whole Terrain (26 May 2015)

 


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Week 5 For Fun: Trivia
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The citizens of what country complain that their country keeps getting left off of maps?

Answer

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f2017 Project formal Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography
(up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 6, Saturday, 7 October 2017 (submit them together)

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Week 6
Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
(Continued from Week 4)

Ireland
(time permitting)

Australia
(time permitting)

"America"

United Kingdom ("Great Britain")

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Week 6 Day 11 Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Week 6 Day 12, Thursday, 5 October 2017

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Day 11
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Canada >
 
 
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Day 11
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Australia >
 
 
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Day 11
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  "America" >
 
BBC News > U.S.A. Profile | U.S.A. Timeline
 
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Day 12
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

 United Kingdom ("Great Britain") >
 
 
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Midterm Exam

The GC Midterm Exam Live Chat will be the night before the exam from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Monday, 9 October 2017. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 7 Panel.

f2017 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be in class, Week 7 Day 13, Tuesday, 10 October 2017

REM: Bring your Laptop
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Firefox
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Complete information on the Midterm exam is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afexams_midterm.html#title>

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Week 6 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART V: MARKET PRICING CULTURES
Chapter 15: American Football
Chapter 16: The Traditional British House

Recommended

Ch. 19 "The Sacrifice," from The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, pp. 278-288


 The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman (NY: Farrar, Strauss and Biroux, 1977).
  Anne Fadiman
1953-

 

Lia LEe

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Week 6 Video Explorations


Babakiueria

pending

(30 min., 1986, VC tba)

top of page
back

 

" A satirical alternative history of Australia since 1788, depicting what it might have been like for the European indigenous population of Australia, if Aboriginal colonial culture had arrived with the First Fleet and assumed a dominant position."

"In 1988 Australia celebrated the 200th Anniversary of white European settlement in Australia. Babakiueria is a light hearted satire that reverses the roles, imagining what it would be like if a fleet arrived to try and settle an area inhabited by white natives. A short, effective drama that features role reversal in which Aboriginal Australians change places with the historically dominant white Australians. Excellent discussion starter as it promotes an awareness of the attitudes and injustices that have been endured by black Australians." UP

"Another classic film. It examines black-white relations in the land of Babakiueria. This wry mockumentary examines the plight of the oppressed white minority who, having been dispossessed of their land, must obey the laws and customs of the black majority." -- Green Left Weekly Australia's radical weekly newspaper

"The film Babakiueria shows how aborigines are represented in society through taking a sarcastic look at racial stereotypes, the stereotypes are reduced to absurdity when the roles of whites and blacks in society are reversed. By doing this, the film draws the attention of not only white attitudes towards aboriginals but also towards themselves. Aborigines who have watched this film state that it was a good film as it did represent the truth about how they are politically represented, but it could have been better if it was written by an aboriginal instead of a white person, as they would have presented the film using Aboriginal culture instead of using the whites' controlling methods of a society." MOS

Theme: Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
Publisher: Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Moorabbin College of TAFE
Author: Don Featherstone
Writer: Geoffrey Atherden, winner of United Nations Media Peace Prize for Babakiueria
Guide: "A kulturális relativizmus mint a megértés filozófiája" -- BORSÁNYI LÁSZLÓ

 


Real People . . . Real Places . . .

Hmong shaman's cymbal.
 Hmong shaman's symbol
 Txiab neeb


Hmong shaman.

Paja and Yer Vang Thao


Hmong shaman.

Chai Thao

Watch On-Line

Soul Food Junkies

"A Film about Food, Family, and Tradition"

(ca. 60 min., CC, 2013, UM Duluth Library Multimedia - DVD TX715 .S68 2013)

Soul Food Junkies
(UMD Library Link; click on "View it" > "Kanopy)

 Soul Food Junkies website

 

 The Meaning of Food book.


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Week 6 For Fun: Trivia
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Week 6

Article: "Is this the world's friendliest city?"
-- BBCCapital (08 July 2015)

What is the City?

 


  Answer 

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f2017 Project formal Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography
(up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 6, Saturday, 7 October 2017 (submit them together)
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Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset, 29 September - nightfall, 30 September 2017
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 9 October 2017
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 19 October 2017 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
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Week 7

Midterm Exam

Malaysia

  Culture-Bound Syndromes

"Normal" / "Abnormal"

Introduction to Ireland
(time permitting)

 


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Week 7 Day 13 Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Midterm Exam

Week 7 Day 14, Thursday, 12 October 2017

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Day 14
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Malaysia >
 
BBC News > Malaysia Profile | Malaysia Timeline
 
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Midterm Exam

The GC Midterm Exam Live Chat will be the night before the exam from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Monday, 9 October 2017. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 7 Panel.

f2017 Understanding Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be in class, Week 7 Day 13, Tuesday, 10 October 2017

REM: Bring your Laptop
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One of the five main characteristics of American Anthropology is fieldwork, "a primary research technique, involving “participant observation," which usually means living among the people one is interested in learning from and about. And fieldwork, almost above everything else, requires attentive observation and recording of information.

Much of what we are going to do for the rest of the semester is "fieldwork" via video materials from around the world. Before we get into the video-intensive part of the course (towards the middle and end), take the Selective Attention Test (below) developed by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. This should give you a little insight into the nature of observing—which lies at the very heart of anthropological fieldwork.

See also "An Important Note on Videos and Visual Anthropology".

 

First, take the . . .

Selective Attention Test
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo>

Read and follow the directions carefully.
(Be sure to also count the bounce passes.)


 Selective Attention Test


Be sure to try your very best to follow the instructions.

(It's short, less than a minute and a half).

 

When you are finished with the Selective Attention Test, watch . . .

The Monkey Business Illusion
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY>

(It too is short: 1:42)

Again, read and follow the directions carefully.

(And as with THe Selective Attention Test, be sure to also count the bounce passes.)

 The Monkey Business Illusion

 

(4) After you have taken Simon and Chabris' tests, think about how what you learned from them about perception might be applied as you view the videos for the rest of the semester as well as the cultural behaviors in real life as you roam the world thereafter


The main purpose of this exercise is to sensitize you to the fact that everyone views things selectively—”quite naturally, and maybe even by necessity. And one's culture plays a huge role in what one "sees" and focuses on (and what one doesn't see and focus on). American men, for e.g., most often do not "see" many details of clothing, color, and personal stylistic adornment (read hair styles, nail treatment, cosmetic adornments and the like).

To view things as a trained observer as anthropologists must do when they're in the field "doing" anthropology one must almost constantly be aware of this natural / cultural tendency to perceive things selectively, and try to compensate for it by paying attention to items not otherwise selected for, while at the same time being careful "not to miss anything".

Hopefully, this exercise will make you just a little more critical in the way you look at things—”and especially the class videos—”for the rest of the semester (and maybe even for the rest of your life, for that matter).

You are not expected anything to submit anything—no reaction, or report, or forum posting. This is a "re-vision" activity, and it should benefit you in performing well in the exams and overall for the course. And hopefully it will also help on your way to having a genuine anthropological perspective on life in general.

 

Other Materials from Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons . . .

"Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website."

Other Videos --  the invisible gorilla

 

The Book . . .

 The Invisible Gorilla Book


. . . discusses six "everyday illusions" . . .

  1. The Illusion of Attention ("Inattentional Blindness")

  2. The Illusion of Memory

  3. The Illusion of Confidence

  4. The Illusion of Knowledge

  5. The Illusion of Cause

  6. The Illusion of Potential

 

Wilipedia

 Christopher Chabris

  Daniel Simons

 Inattentional blindness

 

Other Works of Interest

  • Optical Illusions WebPage

  • Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking Fast and Slow. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

  • Macknik, Stephen L., Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee. Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.

  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    • Incerto -- an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand

      • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. 2nd Ed. NY: Random House, 2008.

      • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility". NY: Random House, 2010.

      • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. NY: Random House, 2014.

      • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms. NY: Random House, 2016.

  • Malcolm Gladwell


 
  Culture-Bound Syndromes

"Normal" / "Abnormal"
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Week 7 Reading Assignment
(after the Midterm Exam)


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VI: CLEFT NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 17: The Malaysian Balik Kampung
Chapter 18: The Israeli Kibbutzim and Moshavim
Review: Chapter 19: The Italian Opera

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Week 7 Video Explorations
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Real People . . . Real Places . . .

Day 14
Discussion
Feedback

"Latah"
(38 min., 1978, VC 4651)

  course viewing guide

 Text, "Boo!: Culture, Experience, and the Startle Reflex, by Ronald C. Simons.

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controlled comparison—

Chinese : Buddhism : Food
in China and Malaysia

A comparative look . . .

controlled comparison—
Chinese : Buddhism : Food
in China and Malaysia

Last week we had a look at
a Taoist temple
and Buddhist Slow Food
and Locavorism
which has a thousand year history . . .

In Food for Body and Spirit we saw how food
holds a part of Chinese culture together . . .

This week, we'll see how food
tears apart a major segment of Chinese culture in Malaysia . . .

in-class video Week 5 Day 9

The Pig Commandments
(72 min., 2005, DVD 1690)
(70 min?)
film HomePage

The Pig Commandments transcript

course viewing guide


view streaming video

(double click on QuickTime© window)
(pursuant to licensing agreements some UM streaming videos are not available outside of Moodle)

Pig Commandment pig.
The Pig Commandments

Shaikh Hussain Ye of Malaysia.
Shaikh Hussain Ye
Malaysia



(China) (On-line Optional Resource)
(Malaysia)
(On-line Optional Resource)
[food tears Chinese culture apart in Malaysia


"It was hardly surprising that, for the Chinese, the words 'meat' and 'pork' became, and remain, synonymous."

-- concluding sentence to Chapter 2 "Changing the Face of the Earth," Reay Tannahill, Food in History (NY: Three Rivers Press, 1988)

Book image.

Food Revolution #2: The Meaning of Eating
-- the discovery that food is more than sustenance

Book image.

For a comprehensive review of pork avoidance and its historical and social importance see
Frederick J. Simoons, Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances form Prehistory to the Present, 2nd Ed.
(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1994)

For a comprehensive review of pork avoidance and its historical and social importance see Eat Not This Flesh: Food Avoidances form Prehistory to the Present, 2nd Ed. (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press 1994).

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Week 7
How many languages are spoken in the City of London?

 

The City of London

Answer

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Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017
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Holidays Fall 2017
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset, 20 September - nightfall, 22 September 2017
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset, 29 September - nightfall, 30 September 2017
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 9 October 2017
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 19 October 2017 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
Week 10 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2017 All Saints' Day
2 November 2017 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 23 November 2017
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Week 8

Belgium / Morris Levy
pending

Mexico
Food for the Ancestors
on
Dia de los Muertos

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Week 8 Day 15, Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Week 8 Day 16, Thursday, 19 October 2017

pending

Day 15
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Belgium >

 
 
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Week 8 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VI: CLEFT NATIONAL CULTURES
   
Chapter 20: Belgian Lace
PART VII: TORN NATIONAL CULTURES
Chapter 21: The Mexican Fiesta
Chapter 22: The Turkish Coffeehouse

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Week 8 For Fun: Trivia
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tba

Answer

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Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset, 29 September - nightfall, 30 September 2017
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 9 October 2017
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 19 October 2017 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
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2 November 2017 All Souls' Day
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Week 9

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Week 9 Day 17, Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Catchup~
Thursday-Friday, 26-27 October 2017
Fall Break

 

REM:

In a nutshell, ANTH 1080 Understanding Global Cultures consists of three main segments:

  I Orientation and Background (slides)  
         
      Introduction  
      Basic Concepts  
      History  
      Theory  
      Methods and Techniques  
       
  II Explorations  
         
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Holistic  
      Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
     
  III Student Presentations on Term Research Project
     
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Day 17
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Mexico >
 
BBC News > Mexico Profile | Mexico Timeline
 

Day 17
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Turkey >
 
 

 


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Week 9 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART VIII: THE BASE CULTURE AND ITS DIFFUSION ACROSS BORDERS (CLUSTERS OF NATIONS): THE EXAMPLE OF CHINA
Chapter 23: China’s Great Wall and Cross-Cultural Paradox
Chapter 24: The Chinese Family Altar: The Expatriate Chinese Outside of China
Chapter 25: The Singapore Hawker Centers

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Week 9 Video Explorations
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Food For The Ancestors -- PBS
(60 min., 2006, UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD GT4995.A4 F66 2006)

Food for the Ancestors

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Forum: What's it like to live in one of the world's poorest towns?
 Living in: The world's safest cities -- BBCNews Africa (02 July 2015)

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Week 9 For Fun: Trivia
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tba

Answer

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links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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Student Presentations I

start Thursday, tba
Week tba Day tba

section:
Your Presentation
is due on-line in Moodle by the day you give your presentation in class

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Week 10

Chinese in Malaysia / China / Singapore

India

envelope
  Week 10 Highlights (.pdf)

Week 10 Day 18, Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Week 10 Day 19, Thursday, 2 November 2017

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Day 18
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  China >
 
BBC News > China Profile | China Timeline


Day 18
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


 
BBC News > Singapore Profile | Singapore Timeline


Day 19
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  India >
BBC News > India Profile | India Timeline
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review

 Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

~
Week 10 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART IX: INDIA, TRADITION, MODERNITY, AND DIVERSITY
Chapter 26: India: The Dance of Shiva
Chapter 27: India: A Kaleidoscope of Diversity

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Week 10 Video Explorations

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Day 18

The Pig Commandments
(72 min., 2005, UM Duluth Library Multimedia BP184.9.D5 P54 2006 DVD)

NOTICE: The UMD disk for The Pig Commandments is damaged and does not circulate from the Library. Please use on-line streaming.

 Picture from We Feed the World.

(China)
(Malaysia)
(70 min?)

  viewing guide

Shaikh Hussain Ye of Malaysia.
Shaikh Hussain Ye
Malaysia

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~

Day 19

Ganges: River to Heaven
(52 min., 2003, UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD BL1243.76.V382 G35 2003)


  class viewing guide

"Trigger Alert"

Warning:
This Film Contains Graphic Images


(REM: Check Disk for Problems)

Scene from Ganges: River to Heaven

Film HomePage
(from distributor)

Synopsis

Rites of Passage
(Life Cycle Rituals)

City of Varanasi site

MPR: Going to die by the Ganges

India

Wikipedia Article

Compare, for e.g.,
  Solway Hospice House
801 Baylis Street, Duluth, MN 55811


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Week 10 For Fun: Trivia
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Answer

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links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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Day 22
Student Presentations I

start Tuesday, 14 November 2017

section:
Your Presentation
is due on-line in Moodle by the day you give your presentation in class

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Week 11

Addio, Italia . . .

Introduction to Ireland
(time permitting)

Methodological Perspectives of
  Sweet Treats around the World

(time permitting)

Primer on Presentations and Term Papers
(time permitting)

envelope
  Week 11 Highlights (.pdf)

Week 11 Day 20, Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Week 11 Day 21, Thursday, 9 November 2017

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Day 20
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Nigeria >
 
BBC News > Nigeria Profile | Nigeria Timeline

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Day 21
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Republic of South Africa >
 
News Media | Country Profiles
BBC News > RSA Profile | RSA Timeline
 

Day 21
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

 Sub-Saharan Africa >
 
News Media | Country Profiles
BBC News > Sub-Saharan Profile | Sub-Saharan Africa Timeline
~


Primer on Presentations and Term Papers

(time permitting)

 


 Swewet Treats around the World, Timothy G. and Kathleen S. Roufs

~
Week 11 Reading Assignment


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART X: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 28: The Nigerian Marketplace
Chapter 29. South African Townships
Chapter 30: The Sub-Saharan African Bush Taxi

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Week 11 Video Explorations


tba

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Forum: What's is it like to live in one of the world's poorest towns?

 Life in a town called Mongo: Is anything changing for some of the world's poorest people? [in Chad] -- BBCNews (01 July 2015)

"In 2000, the world's leaders joined together in a pledge to radically improve the lives of the poorest people on the planet."

"Fifteen years later, how have the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — universal primary education, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, improving maternal health, reducing child mortality and combatting infectious disease — changed the lives of those who live in the town of Mongo in Chad?"

Mongo Village

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~
Week 11 For Fun: Trivia
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How much water does it take to produce a chocolate bar ?

Chocolate Bar

 Answer

———

How Much Food and Water is Wasted in the World?

Check out:

The FAO World Food Clock

-- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

World Food Clock

"How much food is being consumed around the world right now? It's a vast question that can be answered by the World Food Clock. This interesting website draws on information provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and presents a streaming set of data on global food consumption, global food waste, and other informative topics. It's visually arresting and users can scroll down to look through different "clocks" that track statistics such as the land used to grow wasted food and the stages of food waste, which include production, processing, and consumption. This is a wonderful tool for folks with an interest in food security, environmental studies, public health, and international relations. It could also be used in any number of design courses to illustrate a range of techniques and visualization strategies."  KMG, The Scout Report

 

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holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
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top of page /\ A-Z index

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Week 12

Student Presentations I

Student Presentations II

Methodological Perspectives of
  Sweet Treats around the World

(time permitting)

Work on Your Term Paper

envelope
 Week 12 Highlights (.pdf)

Week 12 Day 22, Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Week 12 Day 23, Thursday, 16 November 2017


Day 22
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Russia >
 
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~

Day 23
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Poland >
 


Day 23
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day
  Estonia >
 
~

Day 22

Student Presentations I

see Moodle schedule for details

~

Day 23

Student Presentations II

see Moodle schedule for details

~
Week 12 Reading Assignment


Work on Readings for Your Project


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XI: THE STRUGGLE FOR CULTURAL IDENTITY AND THE SPLINTERING OF NATIONS: THE CASE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE
Chapter 31: The Russian Ballet
Chapter 32. Estonian Singing
Chapter 33: The Polish Village Church

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Week 12 Video Explorations

tba

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These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Your Presentation is due in Moodle the day you give your presentation in class, before you give your presentation.
~
Week 12 For Fun: Trivia
~

tba

Answer

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links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
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Holidays Fall 2017
Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset, 20 September - nightfall, 22 September 2017
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset, 29 September - nightfall, 30 September 2017
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 9 October 2017
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 19 October 2017 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
Week 10 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2017 All Saints' Day
2 November 2017 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 23 November 2017
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Week 13

Student Presentations III

Term Paper Writing Review

envelope
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Week 13 Day 24, Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday in the U.S.A.

Day 24
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Spain >
 

Day 24
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


 
 
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Thursday, 23 November 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday in the U.S.A.
~

Day 24

Student Presentations

see Moodle schedule for details

 

tba

Term Paper Review

attendance optional

 
World Buy N othing Day
[postcards]
 
Week 13 Reading Assignment


Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
(which is due next week)


  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XII: SAME METAPHOR, DIFFERENT MEANINGS
Chapter 34: The Spanish Bullfight
Chapter 35: The Portuguese Bullfight

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Week 13 Video Explorations


Week 13 Day 24, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 video:


Virgin Mary statue.

Virgen deGuadalupe
 
Virgen de Guadalupe



The Buried Mirror: The Virgin and the Bull

(UM DULUTH Martin Library DVD DP48 .E8713 2010)

(59 min., 1991, UM DULUTH Martin Library Video Cassette VC 3933, pt. 1)

[start at 8 min., with "Let me follow the bottle that I have thrown in the double current. . . ."]

Europa and the Bull

Europa and the Bull
Gustave Moreau, c.1869

course viewing guide



Spanish Bullfight

Spanish Bullfight

Methods of Analysis:
Comparative Analysis / Controlled Comparison

Units of Analysis:
Metaphorical Analysis . . .

Book: The Buried Mirror.

Video: The Buried Mirror.

Units of Analysis: Metaphor

Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 28 Nations, Third Edition.

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
(Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2015)

Virgen deGuadalupe
 
Virgen de Guadalupe

Raul Salinas RIP.

¡Raúl R. Salinas, Presente!

March 17, 1934- February 13, 2008
raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon is My Pen: Selected Writings
by Raúl Salinas

Europa and the Bull, Moreay.

  Enlèvement d'Europe
("The Abduction of Europa")
by Nöel-Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726
Europa and the Bull, Moreay.

 Europa and the Bull

  Gustave Moreau, c.1869


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Week 13 Assignment

Have a look at the other Students' Presentations


f2017 Extra Credit Paper(s)
due by the end of Week 13, by Saturday, 25 November 2017


Upload your Extra Credit Paper(s) in your Moodle Week 13 "Activities" Section

AVISO: Late Extra Credit Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?

~
Ketchup
catch up / review / preview
~
Week 13 For Fun: Trivia
~

tba

Answer

© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
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links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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f2017 Final Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 2 December 2017
~
f2017 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 2 December 2017
(Turnitin in your Moodle Week 14 block)

AVISO: Late Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?
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Week 14

Student Presentations IV

Student Presentations V

envelope
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Week 14 REM Final Exam Question Wiki

Week 14 Day 25, Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Week 14 Day 26, Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Day 25
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  Brazil >
 
BBC News > Brazil Profile | Brazil Timeline
 
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~
Day 26
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day


  Argentina >
 
BBC News > Argentina Profile | Argentina Timeline
 
~

Day 25

Student Presentations

see Moodle schedule for details

 

Day 26

Student Presentations

see Moodle schedule for details

~

The EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling
(time permitting)
(.pptx)

Cadbury
Chocolate bar 88%.
Cholate bar 99%.

 chocolate
~
Week 14 Reading Assignment
~

  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XIII. POPULAR MUSIC AS CULTURAL METAPHORS

Chapter 36: The Brazilian Samba
Chapter 37: The Argentine Tango



 

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Week 14 Video Explorations


tba

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f2017 Final Exam Submitted Question to Wiki
due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 2 December 2017
~
f2017 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
due by the end of Week 14, by Saturday, 2 December 2017
(Turnitin in your Moodle Week 14 block)

AVISO: Late Term Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?
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Week 14 For Fun: Trivia
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tba

Answer

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links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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f2017 Final Evaluation
due on-line by the end of Week 16, Friday, 15 December 2017

 
top of page /\ A-Z index

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Week 1
5

Wrapping it All Up

Student Presentations

Course Evaluation

Summary / Review
Final Exam Notes

The End of the Line


 Wrapping it up

envelope
 Week 15 Highlights (.pdf)

 End of Term Memo

Week 15 Day 27, Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Week 15 Day 28,Thursday, 7 December 2017

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Day 27
Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

  The Caribbean >
 
BBC News > The Caribbean Profile | The Caribbean Timeline
 
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Day 28
No Global Cultures News Feature of the Day

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 Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice).

Anth 1080

Course Section #
=
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Course Call #
=
tba
Semester
=
3 Fall
Year
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The on-line evaluation form will be made available the last week of class.

Your answers will remain confidential and only aggregate information from the entire class will be passed onto the faculty member.

If you encounter any problems accessing the evaluation, please contact Stacy Schweikert, the system admin for the application, at slschwe@d.umn.edu or 218.726.8852.

"UMD Student Online Evaluation - ANTH 1080 - (Professor Roufs) Understanding Global Cultures"

Please click on the link which will be provided

Thanks,

Tim Roufs

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Week 15 Reading Assignment



  Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

PART XIV. OVERLAPPING CULTURAL METAPHORS FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY RELATED NATIONS
Chapter 38. Cultural Metaphors for the Caribbean
  Conclusions


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Week 15 Video Explorations
~


view video, Week 15

The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World And What We Eat
(85 min., CC, 2010, UM Duluth Library Multimedia SH329.O94 E43 2010 DVD

UMD Library Link

film HomePage
  course viewing guide


view streaming video

(double click on QuickTime© window)
(pursuant to licensing agreements some UM streaming videos are not available outside of Moodle)

  The End of the Line -- Wikipedia

 End of the Line film poster


~


 World Food Clock
[including food waste]
-- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

World Food Clock


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The Understanding Global Cultures Live Chat for the Final Exam will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Monday, 11 December 2017. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 15 Panel.

f2017 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Understanding Global Cultures Final Exam is scheduled for 2:00-3:55 p.m., Tuesday, 12 December 2017, in Cina 2014


REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
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f2017 Final Evaluation
due on-line by the end of Week 16, Friday, 15 December 2017

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Week 15 For Fun: Trivia
~

tba

Answer

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August-September  2017
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December-January 2017-2018
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            1 2
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  24 25 26 27 28 29 30
  31 1 2 3 4 5 6
links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 06:03 (06:03 AM) CST, day 325 of 2017

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f2017 Final Evaluation
due on-line by the end of Week 16, Friday, 15 December 2017

 
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Week 1
6
Final Exam Week

envelope

  End of Term Memo

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Week 16 Reading Assignment



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Week 16 Video Explorations
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tba
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For Week's Activities see Moodle

These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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The Understanding Global Cultures Live Chat for the Final Exam will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Monday, 11 December 2017. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 15 Panel.

f2017 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Understanding Global Cultures Final Exam is scheduled for 2:00-3:55 p.m., Tuesday, 12 December 2017, in Cina 2014


REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).

 

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f2017 Final Evaluation
due on-line by the end of Week 16, Friday, 15 December 2017

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Week 15 For Fun: Trivia
~

tba

Answer

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wk 16 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
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links to current weeks
holidays and breaks
to textbook
final exams
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What can I do with a degree in Anthropology?


Credit Options at UMD


This course is governed by the . . .

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm>

UMD Office of Student and Community Standards
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/>

"Academic dishonesty tarnishes UMD's reputation and discredits the accomplishments of students. UMD is committed to providing students every possible opportunity to grow in mind and spirit. This pledge can only be redeemed in an environment of trust, honesty, and fairness. As a result, academic dishonesty is regarded as a serious offense by all members of the academic community. In keeping with this ideal, this course will adhere to UMD's Student Academic Integrity Policy, which can be found at [http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/integrity/Academic_Integrity_Policy.htm]. This policy sanctions students engaging in academic dishonesty with penalties up to and including expulsion from the university for repeat offenders." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

and the UMD Student Conduct Code
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/code/>

and the

Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/conduct/conduct-statement.html>

The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code [http://www1.umn.edu/regents/policies/academic/Student_Conduct_Code.html]. Appropriate classroom conduct promotes an environment of academic achievement and integrity. Disruptive classroom behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor's ability to teach, or student learning, is prohibited. Disruptive behavior includes inappropriate use of technology in the classroom. Examples include ringing cell phones, text-messaging, watching videos, playing computer games, doing email, or surfing the Internet on your computer instead of note-taking or other instructor-sanctioned activities." — UMD Educational Policy Committee, Jill Jensen, Chair (08/16/2007)

AVISO!

A Note on Extra Credit Papers

Failure to comply with the above codes and standards when submitting an Extra Credit paper will result in a penalty commensurate with the lapse, up to and including an F final grade for the course, and, at a minimum, a reduction in total points no fewer than the points available for the Extra Credit project. The penalty will not simply be a zero for the project, and the incident will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards.

 

A Note on "Cutting and Pasting" without the Use of Quotation Marks
(EVEN IF you have a citation to the source somewhere in your paper)

If you use others' words and/or works you MUST so indicate that with the use of quotation marks. Failure to use quotation marks to indicate that the materials are not of your authorship constitutes plagiarism—even if you have a citation to the source elsewhere in your paper/work.

Patterned failure to so indicate that the materials are not of your own authorship will result in an F grade for the course.

Other instances of improper attribution will result in a 0 (zero) for the assignment (or a reduction in points equal to the value of an Extra Credit paper), and a reduction of one grade in the final grade of the course.

All incidents will be reported to the UMD Academic Integrity Officer in the Office of Student and Community Standards as is required by University Policy.



Students with disabilities:

It is the policy and practice of the University of Minnesota Duluth to create inclusive learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities.  If there are aspects of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or your ability to meet course requirements – such as time limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos – please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  You are also encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Resources to discuss and arrange reasonable accommodations.  Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at www.d.umn.edu/access for more information.


for your research papers try the
UMD Library > Research Tools and Resources >
Assignment Calculator
<http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/assign/>


UMD Library Assignment Calculator

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