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Anth 4653 Senior Seminar

Spring Semester 2018

62174 -001 LEC, 4:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M., M,W (01/10/2018 - 04/27/2018), Cina  214, Roufs,Tim, 3 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require
January  2018
  S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5 6
wk 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
wk 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
wk 3 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
wk 4 28 29 30 31      
February  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 4         1 2 3
wk 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 7 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 8 25 26 27 28      
March  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 8         1 2 3
  4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 10 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 11 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
wk 13 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
wk 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
wk 15 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
wk 16 29 30          
May  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 16     1 2 3 4 5
  6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  27 28 29 30 31    
links to current weeks
holidays
spring break
to textbooks
final exams
Today is Monday, 20 November 2017, 03:11 (03:11 AM) CST, day 324 of 2017

 First-Day Handout

 

Office Hours:
 

Fall 2017
Tuesday / Thursday 12:30-1:30
and by appointment

e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu

Spring 2018
Tuesday / Thursday 10:30-11:30
and by appointment

e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu

Envelope: E-mail
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Holidays Spring 2018
Week 6 Mardi Gras
Ash Wednesday
13 February 2018
14 February 2018
Week 6 Valentine's Day 14 February 2018
Week 9 Pi Day 14 March (3, 1, 4) 2018
Weeks 11-12 Passover sunset of Friday, 30 March 2018, to nightfall of Friday, 6 April 2018; Saturday, 7 April 2018 (7th day)
Week 12 Easter (Western) 1 April 2018
Week 13 Easter (Eastern) 8 April 2018
Week 13 Vaisakhi Festival (A Time for New Life) वैसाख 13 April 2018

January  2018
  S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5 6
wk 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
wk 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
wk 3 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
wk 4 28 29 30 31      
February  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 4         1 2 3
wk 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 7 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 8 25 26 27 28      
March  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 8         1 2 3
  4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 10 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 11 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
wk 13 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
wk 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
wk 15 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
wk 16 29 30          
May  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 16     1 2 3 4 5
  6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  27 28 29 30 31    
links to current weeks
holidays
spring break
to textbooks
final exams
Today is Monday, 20 November 2017, 03:11 (03:11 AM) CST, day 324 of 2017
As has been the practice with the Anthropology Senior Seminar in the past, parts of the schedule will be developed as the course progresses. These items will be posted to the class Moodle site in a timely and informative manner.
Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 1

Freelistings

What is a Seminar, and What are they for?


envelope

  Spring 2018 Greetings

  Welcome to the Anthropology Senior Seminar 

  What's Happening Week 1

Week 1 Day 1 Wednesday, 10 January 2018

First-Day Handout
 
Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
 
In a nutshell, ANTH 4653 Senior Seminar consists of three main segments:

  I Orientation and Background (slides; on-line slides)  
           
        Introduction  
        Basic Concepts (Review)  
        Professional Ethics  
        History (Review)  
        Theory (Review)  
        Methods and Techniques (Review)  
        Applications  
       
  II Explorations  
           
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Holistic  
      Ethnographic Case Studies and Projects from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
        Anthropology Day Class Project  
        Panel Discussions on John H. Bodley's Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems Materials  
        Contemporary Readings from the "Real World"  
        Semester Group Research Project: Group Presentation and Group Report (Term Paper)  
     
  IIIA Student Panel Discussions
     
  IIIB Student Presentations on Term Group Research Project
     
Additional General Course Information
 

What is a seminar ?

What do you expect to get out of this one ?

 
Introduction
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
~
For Week 1 Activities see Moodle
Week 1 Reading Assignment

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Week 1 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

INTRODUCTION

PART I. TWO SYSTEMS

  1. The characters of the story

  2. Attention and effort


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  • read ahead, if you like


~

For Week 1 Activities see Moodle
© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
~


January  2018
  S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5 6
wk 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
wk 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
wk 3 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
wk 4 28 29 30 31      
February  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 4         1 2 3
wk 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 7 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 8 25 26 27 28      
March  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 8         1 2 3
  4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 10 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 11 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
wk 13 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
wk 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
wk 15 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
wk 16 29 30          
May  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 16     1 2 3 4 5
  6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  27 28 29 30 31    
links to current weeks
holidays
spring break
to textbooks
final exams
Today is Monday, 20 November 2017, 03:11 (03:11 AM) CST, day 324 of 2017

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Greetings from Punxsutawney!


On 2 February 2017 Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, at Gobbler's Knob, and Spring was another six weeks away.

What will it be for 2018?


  2016 Details

“The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says, spring will come early.”  As usual, thousands showed up for the event.

Groundhog Day 2016 Guide: Punxsutawney Phil facts, tips for heading to Gobbler's Knob and more



Punxsutawney Phil
 Wikipedia

Phil's official forecast is predicted on February 2nd at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob

  Groundhog.org

 Past predictions

  Groundhog recipes for Groundhog Day 2015 revenge

In 2013 Ohio prosecutors ‘indicted’ Punxsutawney Phil over early spring forecast, seek death penalty

"In 2013, Phil issued a forecast for an early spring, but bitter cold and snow gripped the eastern U.S. into March that year.  The prosecuting attorney in Butler County, Ohio went as far as to seek the death penalty for Phil for “misrepresentation of early spring” before a Pennsylvania law firm came to Phil’s defense, claiming the Ohio attorney had no jurisdiction to prosecute the Groundhog." The Washing Post, 02 February 2015


Punxsutawney Phil: The Groundhog Behind the Myth
-- Live Science (01 February 2010)

Groundhog Day -- Wikipedia


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Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar

Week 2

Freelistings

What is a Seminar, and What are they for ?

  Anthropology Day

envelope
  What's Happening Week 2?

Week 2 Day 2 Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Reports from class discussions on Day 1
 
Orientation
(continued)
 
Review: What are the distinctive qualities of anthropology ?
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Main Characteristics of Anthropology
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

  • the four fields of general anthropology
  • culture as a primary concept
  • comparative method as major approach
  • holism as a primary theoretical goal
  • fieldwork as a primary research technique
~

Ethics Freelisting

Course Resource:
  Anthropological Ethics Course WebPage

~
For Week 2 Activities see Moodle
Week 2 Reading Assignment

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Week 2 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART I. TWO SYSTEMS

  1. The lazy controller

  2. The associative machine

  3. Cognitive ease

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition

For your Panel Discussion . . . 

Carefully look over the "Table of Contents" to Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Look carefully at the contents of Chapters 1-7, taking note of the problems/issues in which you are (or might be) particularly interested

  • Start thinking about what anthropology "has to say" about the issues that you have selected

  • Start talking with/texting others in class who might have similar interests

    • Panel Presentations are four persons per panel, with "audience" participation

  • This week, or by the end of Week 3, Sign up for your Panel Presentation (in Block One of your Moodle folder . . .  note that the Ch. 1 Panel is Wednesday of Week 4)

  • Sign up early for choice selections. If your first choice has already been taken, please select an alternate. (Four persons per Chapter)
    • Wiki Ch. I: Week 4 Day 6 Wednesday, 31 January 2018

      Wiki Ch. 2: Week 6 Day 10 Wednesday, 14 February 2018

      Wii Ch. 3: Week 8 Day 14 Wednesday, 28 February 2018

      Wiki Ch. 4: Week 9 Day 16 Wednesday, 14 March 2018

      Wiki Ch. 5: Week 10 Day 18 Wednesday, 21 March 2018

      Wiki Ch. 6: Week 11 Day 20 Wednesday, 28 March 2018

      Wiki Ch. 7: Week 12 Day 22 Wednesday, 4 April 2018


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  • read ahead, if you like

~

For Week 2 Activities see Moodle
© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
~


January  2018
  S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5 6
wk 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
wk 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
wk 3 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
wk 4 28 29 30 31      
February  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 4         1 2 3
wk 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 7 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 8 25 26 27 28      
March  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 8         1 2 3
  4 5 6 7 8 9 10
wk 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
wk 10 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
wk 11 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
wk 13 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
wk 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
wk 15 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
wk 16 29 30          
May  2018
  S M T W T F S
wk 16     1 2 3 4 5
  6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  27 28 29 30 31    
links to current weeks
holidays
spring break
to textbooks
final exams
Today is Monday, 20 November 2017, 03:11 (03:11 AM) CST, day 324 of 2017

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar

Week 3

 
Anthropology Day

Review Weeks 1-2 Materials

Project and Project Groups Selection

Introduction to Ethics Discussion(s)
(time permtting)

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  What's Happening Week 3?

 
Week 3 Day 3 Monday, 22 January 2018
 
Week 3 Day 4, Wednesday, 24 January 2018
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Introduction to Ethics Discussion(s)

Course Resource:
  Anthropological Ethics Course WebPage

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Project and Project Groups Selection

General Information on . . .

  Project

  Presentation(s)

  Group Report(s)

Term Paper(s)
~
For Week 3 Activities see Moodle
Week 3 Reading Assignment

~

Week 3 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART I. TWO SYSTEMS

  1. Norms, surprises, and causes

  2. A machine for jumping to conclusions

  3. How judgments happen

  4. Answering an easier question

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Ch. 1. Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Human Problems


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  • read ahead, if you like

~

For Week 3 Activities see Moodle
© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
~

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 4

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  What's Happening Week 4?

 
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Greetings from Punxsutawney!


On 2 February 2017 Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, at Gobbler's Knob, and Spring was six weeks away.

What will it be for 2018?

Groundhog Day 2018 Guide


  2016 Details

“The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says, spring will come early.”  As usual, thousands showed up for the event.



Punxsutawney Phil
 Wikipedia

Phil's official forecast is predicted on February 2nd at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob

  Groundhog.org

 Past predictions

  Groundhog recipes for Groundhog Day 2015 revenge

In 2013 Ohio prosecutors ‘indicted’ Punxsutawney Phil over early spring forecast, seek death penalty

"In 2013, Phil issued a forecast for an early spring, but bitter cold and snow gripped the eastern U.S. into March that year.  The prosecuting attorney in Butler County, Ohio went as far as to seek the death penalty for Phil for “misrepresentation of early spring” before a Pennsylvania law firm came to Phil’s defense, claiming the Ohio attorney had no jurisdiction to prosecute the Groundhog." The Washing Post, 02 February 2015


Punxsutawney Phil: The Groundhog Behind the Myth
-- Live Science (01 February 2010)

Groundhog Day -- Wikipedia


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Week 4 Day 5, Monday, 29 January 2018
~
Review Project Groups Selection

General Information on . . .
  Project
  Presentation(s)
  Group Report(s)

Term Paper(s)
~

Review: Units of Analysis
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

  • one person
  • the family
  • the community
  • a region
  • a “culture area”
  • a culture / “subculture” / "Tribe"
  • a nation
  • the world
  • an item or action itself
  • a “cultural metaphor”


Three Major Perennial Debates

slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]
~

Week 4 Day 6, Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Week 4 Day 6 Panel Ch. 1 Group "Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Human Problems"

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition

postulates

~
For Week 4 Activities see Moodle
Week 4 Reading Assignment

~

Week 4 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART II. HEURISTICS AND BIASES

  1. The law of small numbers

  2. Anchors

  3. The science of availability

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • read ahead if you like

Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  1. Resisting Temptation 40


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For Week 4 Activities see Moodle
© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
~

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar

Week 5

envelope
  What's Happening Week 5?

The square A is exactly the same shade of gray as square B


  Optical Illusions Page

Week 5 Day 7, Monday, 5 February 2018
~
Week 5 Day 8 Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Brief Review: Week 4 Day 6 Panel Ch. 1 Group "Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Human Problems"

TR: One sentence summary:
". . . because our problems are cultural problems . . . they will not be solved by a narrow technological approach, [they require] a careful assessment of the way the world is culturally organized in relation to the full range of cultural possibilities" (p. 29).

TR: One Sentence Reviews s2013 [archive]

Fox, Robin. The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind. Harvard University Press, 2011.

Fox, Robin. The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind.

compare The Tribal Imagination with . . .

Misguided Nostalgia for Our Paleo Past -- Marlene Zuk, The Chronicle Review (18 February 2012)

Ch. 1 "Glossary," pp. 29-32
[You shoud be able to comfortably use all of the terms in a job interview]

Units of Analysis

postulates



Brief Review with Ch. 4 Panel Group

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Week 5 Video Explorations

~
For Week 5 Activities see Moodle
Week 5 Reading Assignment

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Week 5 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART II. HEURISTICS AND BIASES

  1. Availability, emotion, and risk

  2. Tom W's specialty

  3. Linda: less is more

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Ch. 2 Scale, Adaptation, and the Environmental Crisis


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  1. Following the Herd 53

 


~

For Week 5 Activities see Moodle
© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
~

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar

Week 6

envelope
  What's Happening Week 6?

  Valentine's Day

 

Week 6 Day 9 Monday, 12 February 2018

Participant Observation . . .
and . . . Observation . . .

~

Optical Illusions and Reality

  Optical Illusions WebPage


Course Resource:


 Reality Course WebPage

 Culturally Constituted Behavioral Environments
(CCBE)
and
 Species Specific Behavioral Environments

  Altered States of Consciousness
(ASC)

Go to the "Magic Eye" page and look at the Image of the Week until you see the 3D image. Click on "Need Help Viewing 3D?" if necessary.

Magic Eye©

Take the Selective Attention Tests in Preparation for participant observation research, and our discussion of research methods. (Be sure to take both tests.)

Read and follow the directions carefully.

Selective Attention Test

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo>

selective attention

The Monkey Business Illusion

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY>

monkey business

Selective Attention and Lifeguards

 Rashomon Effect 

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Week 6 Video Explorations

Week 6 Day 9 Monday, 12 February 2018

Making Sense of Sensory Information
with Dale Purves, M.D.
(Neuroscience Series)
(37 min, 2008, UM Duluth Library Multimedia QP376 .M35 2007 DVD)

"What we see is not what the world really is and that is counterintuitive."

Context Makes the difference

Making Sense of Sensory Information -- Davidson Films
  YouTube Trailer

Making Sense of Sensory Information

John Locke -- Wikipedia

David Hume -- Wikipedia

George Berkeley -- Wikipedia

add René Descartes
-- Wikipedia

cf., Rashomon Effect

Rashomon Effect -- Wikipedia


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Week 6 Day 10 Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Week 6 Day 10 Panel Ch. 2 Group "Scale, Adaptation, and the Environmental Crisis"

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
~
For Week 6 Activities see Moodle
Week 6 Reading Assignment

~

Week 6 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART II. HEURISTICS AND BIASES

  1. Causes trump statistics

  2. Regression to the mean

  3. Taming intuitive predictions

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • read ahead, if you like

Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  • read ahead, if you like

 


~

For Week 6 Activities see Moodle
© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
~

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 7
Catch-Up
Discussions
Midterm Exam

Laptop

envelope
  What's Happening Week 7?

Week 7 Day 11 Monday, 19 February 2018

Week 7 Day 12 Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Catch Up

Old Business

Ethics



Review: Units of Analysis
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

  • one person
  • the family
  • the community
  • a region
  • a “culture area”
  • a culture / “subculture” / "Tribe"
  • a nation
  • the world
  • an item or action itself
  • a “cultural metaphor”


Three Major Perennial Debates

slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

 


Open Discussion


Discussion of Midterm Exam

Complete information on the Midterm exam is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth4653/ssexams_midterm.html#title>

Useful Information

OWL logo--Online Writing Lab, Purdue University
Writing Essays for Exams

UMD Study Strategies

Test Taking Strategies

Learning Styles


Listening Skills

Notetaking

Special Facilities / Arrangements

Text Assignments Summary

Basic Information About the Text

Extra Help

Writing a Senior Thesis in Anthropology -- Resources for Seniors, Reed College


Major Figures in

The History of Cultural Anthropology:
The Development of Ethnological Theory

(time permitting)

Major Figures in Anth Icon

(handout)

Diffusionists
  Psychological Anthropology

~
Brief Review with Ch. 3 Panel Group

~
On-Line
Midterm Exam


s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Midterm Exam will be Sunday, 25 February 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas n the Week 8 Panel.

s2018 Week 7: The Senior Seminar Midterm Exam is scheduled for Week 8 Day 13, Monday, 26 February 2018, 4:00-5:15 p.m., in Cina 214

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop

Exams (and everything else on Canvas) works best with a Firefox browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).


Complete information on the Midterm exam is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth4653/ssexams_midterm.html#title>

~
 
Week 7 Video Explorations

Week 7 Day 11 Monday, 19 February 2018

film: Trinkets & Beads
(53 min., VC 2840)

Course Viewing Guide

cf., Nomads of the Rain Forest

Huari member


"When will the 22-year trial end?"

 A slippery decision: Chevron oil pollution in Ecuador

-- Deutsche Welle (09 August 2016)

Oil drilling underway beneath Ecuador's Yasuní national park
-- The Guardian (26 October 2016)

 Amazon Tribe Fights Oil Development with Tourism
-- Kristin Hettermann, Scientific American (22 November 2016)

 Ecuador has begun drilling for oil in the world’s richest rainforest
--
Jason G. Goldma, Vox (14 January 2017)

 Incredible photos of Ecuadorian tribe, whose lifestyle is threatened by oil exploration
-- METRO (19 January 2017)

 
For Week 7 Activities see Moodle
Week 7 Reading Assignment

~

Week 7 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART III. OVERCONFIDENCE

  1. The illusion of understanding

  2. The illusion of validity

  3. Intuitions vs. formulas

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition

After the Exam . . .

  • Ch. 3. Natural Resources and the Culture of Consumption


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  1. When Do We Need a Nudge? 72

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For Week 7 Activities see Moodle
© 2011-2018 Timothy G. Roufs — All rights reserved
~

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 8


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  What's Happening Week 8?

Week 8 Day 13 Monday, 26 February 2018

Midterm Exam

Week 8 Day 14 Wednesday, 28 February 2018

On-Line
Midterm Exam


s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Midterm Exam will be Sunday, 25 February 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas n the Week 8 Panel.

s2018 Week 7: The Senior Seminar Midterm Exam is scheduled for Week 8 Day 13, Monday, 26 February 2018, 4:00-5:15 p.m., in Cina 214

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop

Exams (and everything else on Canvas) works best with a Firefox browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).


Complete information on the Midterm exam is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth4653/ssexams_midterm.html#title>

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Week 8 Day 14 Wednesday, 28 February 2018

  • Week 8 Day 14 Panel Ch. 3 Group "Natural Resources and the Culture of Consumption" 

     John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition

Brief Review with Ch. 4 Panel Group


Catch Up

Old Business

Review: Units of Analysis
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

  • one person
  • the family
  • the community
  • a region
  • a “culture area”
  • a culture / “subculture” / "Tribe"
  • a nation
  • the world
  • an item or action itself
  • a “cultural metaphor”


Three Major Perennial Debates

slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]


Ethics


Major Figures in

The History of Cultural Anthropology:
The Development of Ethnological Theory

(time permitting)

Major Figures in Anth Icon

(handout)

Diffusionists
  Psychological Anthropology


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For Week 8 Activities see Moodle
Week 8 Reading Assignment

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Week 8 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART III. OVERCONFIDENCE

  1. Expert intuition: when can we trust it?

  2. The outside view

  3. The engine of capitalism

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Ch. 4. Malnutrition and the Evolution of Food Systems


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART I HUMANS AND ECONS

  1. Choice Architecture 81

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Holidays Spring 2018
Week 6 Mardi Gras
Ash Wednesday
13 February 2018
14 February 2018
Week 6 Valentine's Day 14 February 2018
Week 9 Pi Day 14 March (3, 1, 4) 2018
Weeks 11-12 Passover sunset of Friday, 30 March 2018, to nightfall of Friday, 6 April 2018; Saturday, 7 April 2018 (7th day)
Week 12 Easter (Western) 1 April 2018
Week 13 Easter (Eastern) 8 April 2018
Week 13 Vaisakhi Festival (A Time for New Life) वैसाख 13 April 2018

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 9

Old Business / Review of Ethnological Theory

Panel on Ch. 4 "Malnutrition and the Evolution of Food Systems"

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Week 9 Day 15 Monday, 12 March 2018


Week 9 Day 16 Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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Old Business

Review: Units of Analysis
slides: (.pptx)
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[see note on slide formats]

  • one person
  • the family
  • the community
  • a region
  • a “culture area”
  • a culture / “subculture” / "Tribe"
  • a nation
  • the world
  • an item or action itself
  • a “cultural metaphor”


Three Major Perennial Debates

slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]


Ethics


Major Figures in

The History of Cultural Anthropology:
The Development of Ethnological Theory

(time permitting)

Major Figures in Anth Icon

(handout)

Diffusionists
  Psychological Anthropology


~

Week 9 Day 16 Panel Ch. 4 Group "Malnutrition and the Evolution of Food Systems"

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition

Brief Review with Ch. 5 Panel Group
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For Week 9 Activities see Moodle
Week 9 Reading Assignment

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Week 9 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART IV. CHOICES

  1. Bernoulli's errors

  2. Prospect theory

  3. The endowment effect

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Ch. 5. Commercial Factory-Food Systems


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge


INTRODUCTION

PART II MONEY

  1. Save More Tomorrow 103

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Holidays Spring 2018
Week 6 Mardi Gras
Ash Wednesday
13 February 2018
14 February 2018
Week 6 Valentine's Day 14 February 2018
Week 9 Pi Day 14 March (3, 1, 4) 2018
Weeks 11-12 Passover sunset of Friday, 30 March 2018, to nightfall of Friday, 6 April 2018; Saturday, 7 April 2018 (7th day)
Week 12 Easter (Western) 1 April 2018
Week 13 Easter (Eastern) 8 April 2018
Week 13 Vaisakhi Festival (A Time for New Life) वैसाख 13 April 2018

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 10

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Week 10 Day 17 Monday, 19 March 2018


Week 10 Day 18 Wednesday, 21 March 2018


 
Week 10 Video Explorations

Week 10 Day 17 Monday, 19 March 2018

video:
The End of the Line (beginning)
(85 min., CC, 2010, UM Duluth Library Multimedia SH329.O94 E43 2010 DVD)

 film HomePage
  course viewing guide

A film by Rupert Murray

 The End of the Line -- Wikipedia

 End of the Line film poster

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Week 10 Day 18 Wednesday, 21 March 2018

  • video:
    The End of the Line
    (end)
    (85 min., CC, 2010, UM Duluth Library Multimedia SH329.O94 E43 2010 DVD)

  • Week 10 Day 18 Panel Ch. 5 Group "Commercial Factory-Food Systems"

     John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition

Brief Review with Ch. 6 Panel Group
~
For Week 11 Activities see Moodle
Week 10 Reading Assignment

~

Week 10 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART IV. CHOICES

  1. Bad events

  2. The fourfold pattern

  3. Rare events

  4. Risk policies

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Ch. 6. Population Problem


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge


INTRODUCTION

PART II MONEY

  1. Naïve Investing 118

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Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 11

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Week 11 Day 19 Monday, 26 March 2018


Week 11 Day 20 Wednesday, 28 March 2018

~

Brief Review of Group Research Presentations

Project Group Members

~

Old Business

Review: Units of Analysis
slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]

  • one person
  • the family
  • the community
  • a region
  • a “culture area”
  • a culture / “subculture” / "Tribe"
  • a nation
  • the world
  • an item or action itself
  • a “cultural metaphor”


Three Major Perennial Debates

slides: (.pptx)
(Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
[see note on slide formats]


Ethics


Major Figures in

The History of Cultural Anthropology:
The Development of Ethnological Theory

(time permitting)

Major Figures in Anth Icon

(handout)

Diffusionists
  Psychological Anthropology


~
Week 11 Video Explorations

~

Week 11 Day 20 Wednesday, 28 March 2018

  • Week 11 Day 21 Panel Ch. 6 Group "Population Problem"

     John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
~
Brief Review with Ch. 7 Panel Group
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For Week 11 Activities see Moodle
Week 11 Reading Assignment

~

Week 11 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART IV. CHOICES

  1. Keeping score

  2. Reversals

  3. Frames and reality

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Ch. 7. Poverty and Conflict


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge


INTRODUCTION

PART II MONEY

  1. Credit Markets 132

  2. Privatizing Social Security: Smorgasbord Style 145

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For Week 11 Activities see Moodle
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Holidays Spring 2018
Week 6 Mardi Gras
Ash Wednesday
13 February 2018
14 February 2018
Week 6 Valentine's Day 14 February 2018
Week 9 Pi Day 14 March (3, 1, 4) 2018
Weeks 11-12 Passover sunset of Friday, 30 March 2018, to nightfall of Friday, 6 April 2018; Saturday, 7 April 2018 (7th day)
Week 12 Easter (Western) 1 April 2018
Week 13 Easter (Eastern) 8 April 2018
Week 13 Vaisakhi Festival (A Time for New Life) वैसाख 13 April 2018

Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 12

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Week 12 Day 21 Monday, 2 April 2018


Week 12 Day 22 Wednesday, 4 April 2018

 

Week 12 Day 22 Wednesday, 4 April 2018

  • Week 12 Day 22 Panel Ch. 7 Group "Poverty and Conflict"

     John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
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Brief Review with Group I Members about Presentation

 Project Group Members
~
For Week 12 Activities see Moodle
Week 12 Reading Assignment

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Week 12 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART V. TWO SELVES

  1. Two selves

  2. Life as a story

  3. Experienced well-being

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Review


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART III HEALTH

  1. Prescription Drugs: Part D for Daunting 159

  2. How to Increase Organ Donations 175

  3. Saving the Planet 183

 


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Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 13

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Week 13 Day 23 Monday, 9 April 2018


Week 13 Day 24 Wednesday, 11 April 2018

 

Week 13 Day 24 Wednesday, 11 April 2018

  • Week 13 Day 24 Presentations Session Group I: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

    tba
    Demosthenes

Brief Review with Group II Members about Presentation

Project Group Members

~
For Week 13 Activities see Moodle
Week 13 Reading Assignment

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Week 13 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART V. TWO SELVES

  1. Thinking about life

CONCLUSIONS


 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Ch. 8. The Future


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

INTRODUCTION

PART IV FREEDOM

  1. Improving School Choices 199

  2. Should Patients Be Forced to Buy Lottery Tickets? 207

  3. Privatizing Marriage 215

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Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 14

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Week 14 Day 25 Monday, 16 April 2018


Week 14 Day 26 Wednesday, 18 April 2018

 

Week 14 Day 25 Monday, 16 April 2018

  • Week 14 Day 25 Presentations Session Group II: Monday, 16 April 2018

    tba
    Demosthenes

Brief Review with Group III Members about Presentation

Project Group Members


Week 14 Day 26 Wednesday, 18 April 2018

  • Week 14 Day 26 Presentations Session Group III: Wednesday, 18 April 2018

    tba
    Demosthenes

Brief Review with Group IV Members about Presentation

Project Group Members

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For Week 14 Activities see Moodle
Week 14 Reading Assignment

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Week 14 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART V. TWO SELVES

  1. Two selves

  2. Life as a story

  3. Experienced well-being

  4. Thinking about life

CONCLUSIONS


 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Review as needed


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

 

PART V EXTENSIONS AND OBJECTIONS

  1. A Dozen Nudges 229

  2. Objections 236

  3. The Real Third Way 252

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Anth 4653 Anthropology Senior Seminar
Week 15

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End of Term Memo

Week 15 Day 27 Monday, 23 April 2018


Week 15 Day 28 Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Barbecue


 Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice.
Course Evaluation
Department =
ANTH
Course # =
4653
Section =
001
Call # =
tba
Semester =
5 Spring
Year =
18
 

Week 15 Day 27 Monday, 23 April 2018

  • Week 15 Day 27 Presentations Session Group IV: Monday, 23 April 2018

    tba
    Demosthenes

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Week 15 Day 28 Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Barbecue

Wednesday 25 April 2018
4:00 - 5:30 P.M.
1006 Mississippi Ave.

 map from UMD

 Thumbnail of map to Mississippi Ave.

  • Wrap-up
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s2018 The Live Chat for the Senior Seminar Final Exam will be Sunday, 29 April 2018, 7:00-8:00. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.

f2018 Week 16 ("Finals Week"): The Senior Seminar Final Exam is scheduled for Monday, 30 April 2018, 4:00-5:55 p.m. in Cina 214. Sign in on Canvas in the Week 15 Panel.


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Week 15 Reading Assignment

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Week 15 Assignments
Read
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

PART V. TWO SELVES

  • Review

 John H. Bodley, Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, Sixth Edition
  • Review as needed


Thaler and Sunstein, Nudge

 

PART V EXTENSIONS AND OBJECTIONS

  1. Bonus Chapter: Twenty More Nudges
Postscript: November 2008

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