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Peoples and Cultures of Europe

   f2019 Global Cultures Calendar

 s2019 Cultures of Europe Calendar

Tuesday, 15-Oct-2019 16:59:14 CDT

Society for the Anthropology of Europe

Countries, Cultures, Regions, and Territories of Europe

 topics and resources

see also Understanding Global Cultures

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Europa and the Bull

Enlèvement d'Europe
  Nöel-Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726

Peoples and Cultures of Europe
 University of Minnesota Duluth

46608 -001 LEC, 12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M., Tu, Th (01/16/2019 - 05/03/2019), Cina Hall  214, instruction mode: Partially Online, Roufs,Tim, 3 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require

First-Day Handout
(.pdf version s2019)

  Greetings Spring 2019

  Welcome Memo

    Learner Outcomes

For detailed week-by-week information on the semester,
please see the ANTH 3635 Spring 2019 calendar

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links to current weeks
spring break
to textbooks
final exams
Today is Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 16:59 (04:59 PM) CDT, day 288 of 2019
Office Hours:
Fall 2019
Tuesday / Thursday 12:50-2:00
Sept. 3, 5, 10, and 12 office hours will be all day, on-line
and by appointment

Contact Information:  
Envelope: E-mail
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SMS/textmessaging: 218.260.3032
Twitter logo. tweet:  troufs
Course URL:

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


  textbooks for the course
 general textbook information

Textbook / Course Materials

 detailed text information

  text assignments summary

 A Companiono to the Anthropology of Europe

Ullrich Kockel, Máiread Nic Craith, and Jonas Frykman (Eds.)
 A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe
Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

ISBN: 978-1-119-11162-7 (paperback)

is currently available on-line for $44.40 new ppbk., $35.52 used, and $42.18 Kindle
(+ p/h, where applicable, at & eligible for Amazon Prime).

(3 January 2019)

NOTE: This is NOT the Hardbound edition (which costs upwards of $228.95).

If you simply search on for the book, you might only see the expensive hardbound copy towards the top of the list.

  Cutting Costs for College Textbooks

general textbook information for all of your courses

In a nutshell, ANTH 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe 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 Europe  
III  Student Presentations on Term Research Project  

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

You will find basic course information links on the course Home Page:

Explore Canvas 1a

Clicking on one of the "Course Navigation Links"
will take you to the major sections of your Moodle folder

Course Navigation

Check the other links Links Below the picture . . . for other important materials . . .

Other Useful Links

If you are new to Moodle go to the "Assignments Section"
(using the Course Navigation Panel). 

Go to "Assignments"

When you get to the "Assignments" page,
click on the small triangle in the "Explore Canvas . . . "
drop-down menu box (see arrow below) . . .

Explore Canvas 1a

 When the "Explore Canvas . . ." menu drops down, checkout the "Canvas Student Guide". 

Start with the
"Canvas Student Guide" if you are new to Canvas.

Explore Canvas 1b

checkout the other items that interest you most. 

Then set/update your Canvas (1) "User Settings" and "Profile Picture".

Complete or update your (2) "Canvas Profile".

Then set your  (3) "Canvas Notification Preferences".

Explore Canvas User Settings

Explore Canvas 1b

Explore Canvas 1b

The "A-Z" links
(circled below) are handy to jump to up-to-date current topics . . .

They 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.

A-Z links

Your "Home" page will look something like this . . .

Explore Canvas 1a

Have a look at the basic layout for the materials that appear
in each week’s Moodlelistings.
You can find these by going to the "Syllabus"
from the Course Navigation Panel.

Explore Canvas 1a

And then check for the Week's listing(s) on the "Syllabus" page . . .

Clicking on "Welcome" will bring you to the Welcome Memo for the course . . .

Explore Canvas 1a

Useful information:

 Writers' Workship

The Writers' Workshop offers free one-to-one writing support to all members of UMD's campus community. Graduate student or faculty consultants will work with you on any writing project at any stage in the writing process.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit <>, or stop by the Workshop's front desk in the Securian Learning Commons on the second floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library and visit with Jill Jenson and her staff. Walk-ins are welcome if a consultant is available.

Look for the Workshop’s trademark wall mural 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
Peoples and Cultures of Europe

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 []. 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 []. 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:"


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:"


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:"


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:"


Other Important Policies:

Grading & Transcripts policy

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence policy

Equity, Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action policy

Academic Freedom and Responsibility policy

Disability Services policy

Syllabus Policy

Syllabus Policy Statements

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Course Numbering


Student Academic Integrity

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 for more information.

Learner Outcomes are guided by the following information . . .

See rubrics details with individual Canvas assignments.

Grades / Grading / Academic Policies and Rubrics

Midterm Exam Rubrics

Final Exam Rubrics

Problem / Project Statement / Proposal Rubrics

Project Presentation Rubrics

Term Paper Rubrics

Extra Credit Rubrics

Class Activities Rubrics

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