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Culture and Personality
(Psychological Anthropology)


 Spring 2014 Calendar
Monday, 21 April 2014, 02:18 (02:18 AM) CDT, day 111 of 2014
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Term Paper

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.

Charles Dickens, 1842, Francis Alexander.
Charles Dickens (1842)
Francis Alexander (1800-1880)

Wikipedia
Culture and Personality Project =
Term Paper
&
Presentation
(on the same topic)
 
tba
 
Charles Dickens, 1842, Francis Alexander.
Demosthenes
 
Charles Dickens

Due Dates for Project Materials
     

Week 02

Week 03


   

Week 05
 

f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Project (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 21 February 2014

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.


   

Week 07
 

Your Project Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography are due by end of Week 7, Friday, 7 March 2014


   

Week 12
   

   

Week 14
  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.
Class Project = Term Paper & Presentation
up to 540 points of about* 2000 points
( 20 + 20 + 100 + 400)
(*points will vary a little bit depending on the final number of Forum topics for the term)
   
 
1.

f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Project (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 21 February 2014

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.

NOTE: Try to work an analytical section into your Presentation and Paper, and at least think about approaching your Anth of Food term Project from the traditional "four-fold" approach of American Anthropology. If the "four-fold" approach does not work as a major appoach, consider at least addressing in summary form the relationship of your chosen topic(s) to traditional American Anthropology.

  • Audience
    • Classmates

  • Purpose
    • To let them know what you were working on, and what you found out, and what might be interesting to look at in the future

  • Style
    • for the Presentation, it may be informal
    • for the Paper, formal 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

When relevant to your topic be sure to work in what is happening now; that is, where appropriate, relate it to current affairs.

     
 
2.

Your Project Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography are due by end of Week 7, Friday, 7 March 2014

     
 
3.
     
 
4.
s2014 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
due three days after your presentation

su2014 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
due on-line in Moodle logo. by the end of Week 11, Friday 1 August 2014

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. Why?
     
    Useful Resources
including a Handy Assignment Calculator from the UMD Library

a note on using Wikipedia
     

Format Information

 

  • Length: 10 - 12 well-written pages, including one title page and one Works Cited (or References) page

  • 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

  • Use any standard format and citation convention (APA, MLA, Turabian-Chicago . . . )

UMD Writer's Workshop
At UMD we have an excellent Writer’s Workshop located in the Learning Commons located on the second floor of the library.  Check out their WebSite at http://www.d.umn.edu/writwork/main/index.html, and stop in and visit with Jill Jenson and her staff; you can contact them at writwork@d.umn.edu.

(skip introduction and go to "Where do I begin?")

Selecting a Topic
Abstract
Bibliography

Proposal
Format Information
(length)
Useful Resources
Sample Papers

Selecting a Topic

Your "Class Project" consists of a focused term paper and a presentation on what you discovered / learned while working on the paper. It is recommended that you do your term paper and your class presentation on the same subject.

As mentioned the first week, one of the "Major Characteristics of American Anthropology" is its fourfold approach.

For your Class Project select a topic that you are interested in and that relates to the Culture and Personality.
Your Project counts up to 540 points of about* 2000 points
(your Presentation = up to 100 points)
(your Term Paper = up to 400 points)
(*points will vary a little bit depending on the final number of Forum topics for the term)

NOTE: Weeks 2 and 3 there will be a "Live Chat" on Moodle to help you pick a topic for your class Project. Try to make those if you can, but if you can not, the "live Chats" are transcribed so that you can review the transcriptions after the "Live Chats" are over.

Please feel free also to stop by Cina 215 if you are in the neighborhood, or to email troufs@d.umn.edu with your questions and/or observations.

Culture and Personality
Term Project:
Research Paper and Class Presentation

using Wikipedia

  • Paper topic statement due to by Friday, 18 February 2011, 11:55 p.m.

  • NOTE: Try to work an analystical section into your paper, and at least think about approaching your Culture and Personaltiy term paper and project from the traditional "four-fold" approach of American Anthropology. If the "four-fold" approach does not work as a major appoach, consider at least addressing in summary form the relationship of your chosen topic(s) to traditional American Anthropology.
    • Audience: Classmmates
    • Purpose: To let them know what you were working on, and what you found out, and what might be interesting to look at in the future
    • Style: For the Paper, academic; for the Presentation, informal

    When relevant to your topic be sure to work in what is happening now; that is, where appropriate, relate it to current affairs.

  • Term Paper (1) bibliography and Term Paper (2) promissory abstract due by Friday, 8 March [changed to] 15 March 2013, 11:55 p.m.


"Abstracts"

Maxine C. Hairston
1

The Uses of Abstracts
 Writing the Abstract
 Length of Abstracts

see also
 OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
 Writing Report Abstracts
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/656/01/>

Abstracts and Executive Summaries
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/726/07/>

Journal Abstracts
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/752/04/>



  • 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.
    • unexcused late Term Papers receive no credit

Focus: Problem

for your research papers try the
UMD Library > Research Tools and Resources > Assignment Calculator
<http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/assign/>

Assignment Calculator available online from the UMD Library.

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. ,
( from today)

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

Doing Research and Drafting Your Paper

  1. 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.



  2. Try getting more information by looking at sites on the web:
    • Try surfing the web by searching with the search engines found by clicking on the Web "Search" button found on the upper righthand corner of the course WebPages. This will take you to the course Search Engines Page.

    • Hint: When you do a search on an item that has more than one word, like "stone tools," use the "Advanced Search" option and enter the words in the "exact phrase" box -- otherwise it will search out everything with "stone" and everything with "tools," and the list of "hits" could get quite large.
  1. Also try getting more information from JSTORE, elelctronically stored journals, and look for other items from the UMD Library Catalogue.

  2. For your paper you should also use traditional library materials, and, where appropriate, interviews and videotapes.

  3. On-line Resources which might be helpful include:
    1. Infotrac®
    2. JSTOR©
    3. LEXIS-NEXIS®
    4. Soc-Anth-Hum/Cl-Cultural Studies Search Engines and Reference Works
    5. General Reference Works
    6. Books and Manuscripts On-Line
    7. UMD Library Catalogue
    8. Other Library Catalogues
    9. have a look at one or more of the daily newspapers to see what they're reporting


  4. Length: 10 - 12 well-written pages

    • including one title page (see sample title page) and
    • and at least one separate "Works Cited" (or "References") page (see sample)
    • that leaves 08-10 pages of text
    • 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
  1. Criteria for Grading College Writing

  2. Suggestion: Don't put off the Web work. The web doesn't always work when you want it to.

  3. When you write anything you should consider audience, purpose, and your personal style. For your paper, your audience should be your classmates in this class. (Do not write your college papers to the professor as audience.

  4. Information about Handing in Your Paper

  5. Basically, it should look like the paper which follows.

  6. 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.

    Papers are due to WebDrop at <https://webdrop.d.umn.edu>

Problem Statement / Proposal

Informal Problem Statement / Proposal

f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Project (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 21 February 2014

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks.

Abstract, Outline,
and List of References ("Bibliography")

  • "Abstracts," Maxine C. Hairston. Successful Writing (2nd ed., 1986). New York: W.W. Norton, pp. 223 - 227.

  • Term Paper (1) bibliography and Term Paper (2) promissory abstract due by Friday, 8 March [changed to] 15 March 2013, 11:55 p.m.

  • 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.
    • unexcused late Term Papers receive no credit

  • In-class presentations, Week 13 Day 26 through Week 14 Day 28


"Abstracts"

Maxine C. Hairston
1

The Uses of Abstracts
 Writing the Abstract
 Length of Abstracts

see also
 OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
 Writing Report Abstracts
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/656/01/>

Abstracts and Executive Summaries
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/726/07/>

Journal Abstracts
<http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/752/04/>

Format Information

For more help see

fromOWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.

Argument Papers

Exploratory Papers

Types of APA Papers

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

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



 

[more information on your title]



Basque Personality through the Ages:

The Prehistoric Roots

of Independence and Separatism






by George Bush, Jr.




Anthropology 4616

Culture and Personality Term Paper

Professor Roufs

21 April 2014

 

Basque Personality  1

[more information on an Introduction]

Put your paragraph(s) summarizing your paper here.

Put a transitional statement here.

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

Describe and discuss your chosen topic(s) here. Use some form of organizational structure. The "Journalist's Questions," Who,What, When, Where, How and Why are often helpful. A time sequence is also useful.

Use the Paradigm Online Writing Assistant if you do not have much experience writing college papers.

Conclusions

Put your conclusions here.

Basque Personality  Nn 

Works Cited

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

See "Citing Electronic or Internet Resources" for information on how to cite items from the web.


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)

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.

 

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