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Culture and Personality

(Psychological Anthropology)

  Margaret Mead

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Anth 4616 Spring 2016
Culture and Personality
 University of Minnesota Duluth

68065 -001 LEC, 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM,  M, W (01/13/2016 - 04/29/2016), Montague Hall  208, Roufs, Tim, 3 credits, partially online
Schedule may change as events of the semester require


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Today is Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 17:40 (05:40 PM) CDT, day 299 of 2016
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and by appointment


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  textbooks for the course
 general textbook information

Textbooks / Course Materials

  text assignments summary
Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, Second Edition, by Philip K. Bock.

Textbook for the course

general textbook information

Rethinking Psychological Anthropology: Continuity and Change in the Study of Human Action, Second Edition (1999), by Philip Bock, is currently available online from about $31.48 new / $3.69 used [buy a used one]
(+ p/h, where applicable).
(24 December 2015)

NOTE: When you read this text, read it primarily for a sense of the historical development of Psychological Anthropology / Culture and Personality and for a sense of what the basic concepts are all about.

More information on the text for Culture and Personality can be found at <>.

Cutting Costs for College Textbooks

general textbook information for all of your courses

In a nutshell, ANTH 4616 Culture and Personality 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 . . .


Moodle top of page 1

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

Helpful Information Moodle Block 1

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

Moodle Block 1 Grades

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

Too Cluttered

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 Culture and Personality. . . .

Moodle Typical Week

Your Week 1 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:

Credit Options at UMD

  Credit by Examination

 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 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
Culture and Personality

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.

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.  Call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at for more information.

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