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Anth 1080 Fall 2015
Understanding Global Cultures
 University of Minnesota Duluth
31335 -001 LEC, 3:30 P.M. - 4:45 P.M., Tu, Th (08/31/2015 - 12/11/2015), MonH 208, Roufs,Tim, instruction mode: Partially Online, 4 credits
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition

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

Pages: 680

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

Understanding Global Cultures
, Sixth Edition
is currently available on-line for $83.60 new, $54.99 Kindle, and $69.00 used [it is a brand new edition as of April 2015, so there is currently not much of a used market on-line]; or you can rent it from Amazon.com for $28.19.
[It is also being offered on-line for as much as $425.21, 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). (3 August 2015)

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

  I Orientation and Background (slides)  
      Basic Concepts  
      Methods and Techniques  
  II Explorations  
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
  III Student Presentations on Term Research Project

Go to your Moodle Folder and have a look (once it is made available on-line)  . . .

Moodle top of page 1

The "Section Links" (circled on the top right-hand side, below) are handy to jump to the current week.

Main Panel has Required Materials.  Sidebars are Optional

The A-Z alphabet links (circled, center above) are handy
to find out more information on any subject that is scheduled to be covered in this course.

These can really be useful when you start looking for a topic for your term project.

Click on "Grades" in the upper lefthand corner of "Block 1" (circled below)
and your Moodle Gradebook will list all of the course requirements, options, and due dates . . .
(subject to minor changes as new discoveries and announcements warrant

Main Panel has Required Materials.  Sidebars are Optional

Your Moodle Gradebook will look something like this . . .

Moodle Gradebook

Only the materials in the center panel are required.
The items and materials in the sidebars are extra materials for you to use or not,
as you see fit

Main Panel has Required Materials.  Sidebars are Optional

Main Panel has Required Materials.  Sidebars are Optional

Clicking on the "Maximize Content" icon (above) on any page
will eliminate most of the clutter (e.g., below).

Main Panel has Required Materials.  Sidebars are Optional

You will find basic course information in “Block One”
(at the very top of the Main Panel of your Moodle folder).

Have a look at the basic layout for the materials that appear
in each week’s Moodle “Block” as it appears in the Main Panel.

Your Typical Week
in Understanding Global Cultures will look something like this . . . .

Moodle Typical Week

Your Week 1 Topics information, in turn, will look something like this . . .

Main Panel has Required Materials.  Sidebars are Optional

If you like to track your progress as you go along,
check the little box to the right of an item or assignment
and Moodle will automatically keep track of your progress for you . . .

Main Panel has Required Materials.  Sidebars are Optional

Useful information:

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  Credit by Examination

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UMD offers free writing support from graduate student or faculty writing consultants to all members of the campus community at the Writers’ Workshop. The consultants will work with you on any writing project at any stage in the writing process.

To make an appointment, visit <d.umn.edu/writwork> or stop by the Workshop’s front desk; walk-ins are also welcome if a consultant is available. The Workshop is located in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library. Look for the wall covered with quotations about writing. 

Students in this class have permission to see a Writers’ Workshop consultant for all take-home exams.

Grades / Grading / Academic Policies
Understanding Global Cultures

This course is governed by the . . .

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy

UMD Office of Student and Community Standards

"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

and the

Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)

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)

Instructor and Student Responsibilities Policy


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.

and the

other pertinent policies as determined by the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Duluth, The UMD College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology-Anthropology . . .

Teaching & Learning: Instructor and Student Responsibilities:


"UMD is committed to providing a positive, safe, and inclusive place for all who study and work here.  Instructors and students have mutual responsibility to insure that the environment in all of these settings supports teaching and learning, is respectful of the rights and freedoms of all members, and promotes a civil and open exchange of ideas. To reference the full policy please see:  http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/TeachingLearning.html."


Final Exams:


"All 1xxx-5xxx courses offered for undergraduate credit should include a final graded component or end of term evaluation that assesses the level of student achievement of one or more course objectives. All final graded components are to be administered or due at the time and place according to the final exam schedule and not during the last week of class. To reference the full policy please see: http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/FinalExams.html"


Excused Absences:


"Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings.  It is the responsibility of students to plan their schedules to avoid excessive conflict with course requirements. However, there are legitimate and verifiable circumstances that lead to excused student absence from the classroom.  These are subpoenas, jury duty, military duty, religious observances, illness, bereavement for immediate family, and NCAA varsity intercollegiate athletics.  For complete information, please see: http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/ExcusedAbsence.html"


Appropriate Student Use of Class Notes and Course Materials:


"Taking notes is a means of recording information but more importantly of personally absorbing and integrating the educational experience. However, broadly disseminating class notes beyond the classroom community or accepting compensation for taking and distributing classroom notes undermines instructor interests in their intellectual work product while not substantially furthering instructor and student interests in effective learning. For additional information, please see: http://www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/ClassNotesAppropriateUseof.html"

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.

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