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Culture and Personality
(Psychological Anthropology)


 Spring 2015 Calendar
Tuesday, 02 September 2014, 14:51 (02:51 PM) CDT, day 245 of 2014
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Extra Credit Opportunities
(optional)

s2015 Your Extra Credit paper is due by the end of Week 13, Friday, 24 April 2015

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?

You may earn extra credit . . .

. . . by doing a case study

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 Case Study option

 

and / or one extra credit film / lecture review

 

details on the Case Study Extra Credit Option

Instructions and supporting information for the Case Study Extra Credit Option

 

details on the Film or Lecture Review Extra Credit Option

Instructions and supporting information for the Film or Lecture Review Extra Credit Option

 


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Extra Credit Case Study Option

Extra credit Case Study papers allow you to cover an additional course topic in a more comprehensive fashion.

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

Extra credit Case Study 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)

  • For extra credit you may submit a Case Study on a topic in one of the areas that you did not choose for your Class Project
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Extra Credit Film / Lecture Review Option

(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.)

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 Anthropology of Food we view a substantial number of videos, in the area of Food and Culture many hundreds of quality films exist—including feature films, documentaries, "shorts," interesting YouTube vignettes.

For the Film / Lecture Review Option choose an approved (by your instructor) 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 your Moodle page "Topic Presentations" sections. This same information is also available for the semester on the "Video Schedule" page.

Check with your instructor for feature-length films and major documentaries (that qualify for Extra Credit).

See also the information on reviewing films

Culture and Personality

Qualifying public lectures will be announced 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)

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Instructions and Supporting Information

  • s2015 Your Extra Credit paper is due by the end of Week 13, Friday, 24 April 2015

    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?

  • Papers must follow a college writing handbook such as Lunsford, A., & Connors, R. (1999). The New St. Martin's Handbook. New York: St. Martin's.

  • Style: For the Paper, academic; for the Presentation, it may be informal

  • 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
  • Or you can follow the Soc-Anth-Crim Writing Guide

  • Other web resources such as OWL OWL logo, Online Writing Lab at Purdue. and Paradigm can be found on the UMD "Writing Labs, On-Line Assisstance, and Reference Works" page

  • For your footnotes, "bibliography" ("Works Cited" or "References"), and other matters like that, use either the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style, the MLA (Modern Language Association) style, the CMS (Chicago) style, or the CBE (Council of Biology Editors) style. Don't make up your own.


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



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

Your CP Term Paper is due three days after your presentation.

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. ,
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