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Understanding Global Cultures

 Fall Semester 2017


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OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
topics and resources

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Class Slides
and scheduled guest speakers
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Week 1 —


Getting Started

Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to Understanding Global Cultures
Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
 
Introduction / Orientation
(.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
 
Finding Information on Different Countries and Cultures
(.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free)
[see note on slide formats]
 

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Week 2 —

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

  • 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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Week 3 —

Major Characteristics of Anthropology:
Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks
(cont.)
  • 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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Week 4 —

Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks (cont.):
Units of Analysis

Three Major Perennial Debates

Introduction to Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study

(time permitting)
  • 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"

 

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
(.pptx)

 
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Week 5 —

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study (cont.)

Ireland
(time permitting)

France

Australia

(time permitting)

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study (cont.)
(.pptx)

 

Week 5 Day 10, Thursday, 1 October 2015

Guest

Milan Kovacovic
Milan Kovacovic
(France)

 

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Week 6 —

"America"

United Kingdom ("Great Britain")

tba
(.pptx)

 

Midterm Exam

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

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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Week 7 —

Midterm Exam

Malaysia

  Culture-Bound Syndromes

"Normal" / "Abnormal"
 
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Week 8 —

Belgium / Morris Levy
(pending)

Mexico
 
 
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Week 9 —

Methodological Perspectives of Sweet Treats around the World

Methodological Perspectives of Sweet Treats around the World
(.pptx)

 
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Week 10 —

India

 
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Week 11 —

Presentation Primer

Student Presentations I
 
 

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


(time permitting)

 

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Week 12 —

Student Presentations II

Student Presentations III

Work on Your Term Paper

 

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Week 13 —

Term Paper Writing Review

Thanksgiving


Student Presentations IV

 

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Week 14 —

Student Presentations V

 

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Week 15 —

Wrapping it All Up

Summary / Review

Course Evaluation

 
Week 16 —

Final Exam Week

Final Exam

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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