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Prehistoric Cultures

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Extra Credit Opportunities
(optional)

using Wikipedia

DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
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.

Paper Due to  Moodle Link
  Information on Uploading your Files

Instructions and Supporting Information
Manuscript outline and format suggestions
Handing in Extra Credit Papers
On-Line Writing Assistance

On-line Lectures, Movies, and Videos

You may earn extra credit . . .

. . . by doing a term paper

and / or

. . . by writing a review of a public lecture or by doing
a film / lecture review on an optional qualifying film or lecture presentation

You may do one extra credit Tem Paper option

and / or one extra credit film / lecture review

details on the Term Paper Extra Credit Option

Extra Credit Term Paper Grading Information

Instructions and supporting information



details on the Film or Lecture Review Extra Credit Option

Lecture / Film Review Grading Information

Instructions and supporting information

Extra Credit Term Paper Option

DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
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.

Paper Due to  Moodle Link
  Information on Uploading your Files
call your file your emailname_paper_name
something like this: rouf0013_Hobbits

Extra Credit Term Paper Grading Information
Instructions and Supporting Information

Manuscript outline and format suggestions
Handing in Extra Credit Papers
On-Line Writing Assistance

This is basically an introductory course in which we will cover a broad spectrum of topics in a limited manner. Extra credit term papers allow you to cover one of those topics in a more comprehensive fashion.

If you have not had a lot of experience writing term papers, this option provides an excellent opportunity to develop your writing skills. It also usually results in a higher grade for the course.

You may write on any topic related to this course, but your paper must reflect work and include materials not considered a normal part of this course.

Essentially the extra credit paper should be a "normal" term paper. In Prehistoric Cultures extra credit term papers usually run 8 - 12 pages, including a title page and a separate "Works Cited" or "References" page.

Extra credit Term Papers can receive up to 100 points (about 5.0% of final grade*) -- if they are turned in on time.

Point guidelines . . .

A-grade papers receive up to 90 - 100 points

B-grade papers receive 83 points

C-grade papers receive 73 points

"The Curve"

(*percentages will vary a little bit depending on the final number of Forum topics for the term)

Extra credit term papers:

  • You may do one lecture extra credit lecture option and / or one extra credit term paper

  • will not be accepted if they are late, unless you have received prior permission to hand in the paper after the deadline

  • Papers must follow a college writing handbook such as Andrea Lunsford’s The St. Martin's Handbook, 6th Ed., (NY: St. Martin’s, 2008)

  • Style: For the Paper, academic

  • Format: Any standard format and citation convention (APA, MLA, Turabian-Chicago . . . )
    • doublespaced
    • with one-inch margins all around
    • with body type font 11 or 12
    • illustrations, tables, figures, diagrams . . . may be included, but must be properly placed and cited

 

Where do I begin a project?

Your textbooks and class materials are the best place are most often the best place to start.

Using Wikipedia and Desk References

It is fine for you to begin a project by consulting with Wikipedia (and similar on-line sources of encyclopaedic-type information) but you should be aware that the Wikipedia entries are open-source and are not checked and verified in the same manner as other reference materials. And sometimes the entries are confusing (have a look at "Macedonia," for example).

And Wikipedia, should you use it, should only be a starting point.

Wikipedia

It is also OK to start out your research by consulting reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and lexica, glosaries, other general reference works, and the like, but this stage should only be a preliminary preparation for more focused and in-depth research work.

For a college research paper you should also have a look at other references, either traditional materials from the library, or on-line materials from sources like UMD E-Journal Locator, JSTOR, etc., or books and manuscripts On-Line. That is to say Wikipedia and the other reference-type sources listed should not be your only source of information. And you must add your own evaluations, comparisons, development, criticisms, critiques, and the like to any reference materials used. Simply cutting and pasting information from sources is not sufficient to satisfy the requirements of either a required or extra-credit research paper.

Your paper should reflect a synthesis and evaluation of materials researched.



  • On-line Resources which might be helpful include:

  • 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
    Paper is due to
    Moodle assigment area

    OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
    APA Sample Papers
    Sample APA Paper: Definitions of Online Communication
    Sample APA Paper: Adolescent Depression

    MLA Sample Papers
    MLA Undergraduate Sample Paper: Andrew Carnegie
    MLA Sample Papers: Nineteenth Century Farming Handbooks

    call your file your emailname_paper_name
    something like this: rouf0013_Hobbits

    Handing in Extra Credit Papers
      Information on Uploading your Files

    DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
    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.

    You may do one lecture extra credit lecture option and / or one extra credit term paper

    Extra Credit Film / Lecture Review Option

    On-line Lectures, Movies, and Videos

    Boiled down to the essentials, the requirements for a review extra credit paper are fairly simple:

    1. For the film/lecture review extra credit you need to watch/attend a film or a lecture

    2. Your report should be a page and a half or so, with two parts . . .

      1. a summary of the film or lecture, andyour reaction to and evaluation of it

      2. additional information on style, length . . .is below

    If you have other films or lectures in mind, just check in with their titles or other information.

    You may do one extra credit film / lecture review
    and / or one extra credit Case Study option

    A number of lecture "series" and "open courses" are availabl on-line . . .

      Harvard Lectures

     
    Princeton Lectures

      Berkeley Lectures


     TED Lectures

    Imperial College London


    MIT

    Khan Academy

    PBS

    National Geographic


    And a number of videos are on-line (be sure to check to see if a title is OK to use for Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit)

    Videos, On-line

    (Please Note: For the Film / Lecture Review Option you must choose a feature-length film--as opposed to a short YouTube piece, for example--or a documentary relevant to the class that is not assigned in class.)

    DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
    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.

    Paper Due to  Moodle Link
      Information on Uploading your Files
    call your file your emailname_paper_name
    something like this: rouf0013_Hobbits

    (Please Note: For the Film / Lecture Review Option you must choose a feature-length film or a documentary relevant to the class that is not assigned in class.)

    Lecture / Film Review Grading Information
    Instructions and Supporting Information

    Manuscript outline and format suggestions
    Handing in Extra Credit Papers
    On-Line Writing Assistance

    As mentioned in the "Note on Videos and Visual Anthropology" one of the four main characteristics of American Anthropology is fieldwork, and the next best thing to hopping a bus or plane is going to places and viewing subjects by film.

    Although in Prehistoric Cultures we view a substantial number of videos, in the area of Prehistoric Cultures many hundreds of quality films exist--including feature films, documentaries, "shorts," interesting YouTube vignettes.

    For the Film / Lecture Review Option choose a feature-length film or a documentary that is not assigned in class and review it, as you might for a column in your college newspaper.

    Recommended "Optional" and "Supplementary" videos are listed on the class Video Page. This same information is also available for the semester on the "Video Schedule" pages (DAY Video Schedule) (CE Video Schedule).

    Feature-length films and major documentaries (that qualify for Extra Credit) are listed on the class video page.

    Public lectures are often given at the Depot in Duluth, at the Fairlawn Mansion and Museum in Superior, and on the college campuses in the Twin Ports area. You can receive extra credit by attending a public lecture relating to Prehistoric Cultures, and writing up a brief paper on the event. Qualifying lectures will be announced in class and on your personal e-mail account as opportunities arise.

    The public lectures extra credit option could include approved lectures available on-line from Open University type lectures availble from some universities.

    See, for e.g. . . .

    On-Line Lectures
    from Other Universities and Organizations

    Extra credit Film / Lecture Reviews can receive up to 30 points (about 1.5 % of final grade*) -- if they are turned in on time.

    Point guidelines . . .

    A-grade papers receive up to 28 - 30 points

    B-grade papers receive 25 points

    C-grade papers receive 20 points

    "The Curve"

    (*percentages will vary a little bit depending on the final number of Forum topics for the term)

    A public lecture summary paper should contain at least two parts:

    1. a summary of the talk or presentation, and,

    2. your personal reaction to the presentation

     

    Extra credit Film / Lecture Review papers:

    • You may do one lecture extra credit lecture option and / or one extra credit term paper

    • reviews may be short (two to three well-written high-quality pages)

      • figure about 250 words per normal double-spaced page with one-inch margins and 11 or 12 point fonts

    • are due within forty-eight hours of the event

    • Papers must follow a college writing handbook such as Andrea Lunsford’s The St. Martin's Handbook, 6th Ed., (NY: St. Martin’s, 2008)

    • Style: For the Paper, academic

    • Format: Any standard format and citation convention (APA, MLA, Turabian-Chicago . . . )
      • doublespaced
      • with one-inch margins all around
      • with body type font 11 or 12
      • illustrations, tables, figures, diagrams . . . may be included, but must be properly placed and cited

    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
    Paper is due to
    Moodle assigment area

    call your file your emailname_paper_name
    something like this: rouf0013_Hobbits

    Handing in Extra Credit Papers
      Information on Uploading your Files

    DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
    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.

    You may do one lecture extra credit lecture option and / or one extra credit term paper


    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)

    Instructor and Student Responsibilities Policy

    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.

    Instructions and Supporting Information

    DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
    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.

    Manuscript outline and format suggestions
    Handing in Extra Credit Papers
    On-Line Writing Assistance

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    Handing in Extra Credit Papers

    Paper Due to  Moodle Link
      Information on Uploading your Files
    call your file your emailname_paper_name
    something like this: rouf0013_Hobbits

    DAY and CE Prehistoric Cultures Extra Credit papers are due Friday, 7 December 2012
    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.

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    For more help see Paradigm On-line Writing Assistant and / or
      The Soc-Anth Department Writing Guide

    Criteria for Grading College Writing

     

     

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    "The Hobbit":

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    in Prehistoric Cultures




    by George Bush, Jr.




    Prehistoric Cultures

    Extra Credit

    Professor Roufs

    01 September 2014



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    Put your paragraph(s) summarizing the Texas A & M WebSite (Anthropology in the News) here.

    Put a transitional statement about finding a item of interest here that's a good example of some current trend or new discovery.

    Body [Give this section an interesting subtitle, something other than "Body"]

     

    Describe and discuss your chosen topic(s) here. (If you do a comparison / contrast paper you will need more than one topic, otherwise a single topic is fine.) Use some form of organizational structure. The "Journalist's Questions," Who,What, When, Where, How and Why are often helpful. Use the Paradigm Online Writing Assistant if you do not have much experience writing college papers. Conclusions

    Put your conclusions here.



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    Works Cited

    Your "References" or "Works Cited" information should go on a separate page.

    See "Documenting Electronic Sources in Specific Disciplines" from OWL for information on how to cite items from the web.

    References should all be double-spaced.

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