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Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 17:21 (05:21 PM) CDT, day 147 of 2015
BBC Food
Wikipedia: Food | Food and drink | Food culture | Food history | Food Portal |
Wikipedia Categories: Food and Drink | History of Food and Drink | Historical Foods |
World Clock Cf.: Food Production and Animal Slaughter
FoodPressReleases.com

Food and Drug Administration Wire
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
 
     
Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
Italy
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Nepal
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
U.S.A.
Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At
The New Year
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Vietnam
National Geographic
Video
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia

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Midterm Exam




f2f

The Live Chat for the Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be Monday, 23 February 2015, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 6 Panel.

su2015 Week 6 Day 11: The Anthropology of Food on-line Midterm Exam will be availableThursday-Friday, 25-26 June 2015

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What will be covered?

The midterm exam will be on all class materials up to and including the end of Week 5

This includes . . .

Eating Culture

 
Part One: Edibility
Ch. 1 Omnivorousness: Defining Food
 
Part Two: Ingredients
Ch. 2 Settled Ingredients: Domestic Food Production
Ch. 3 Mobile Ingredients: Global Food Production
 
Part Three: Cooking
Ch. 4 Cooks and Kitchens
 
  Glossary (page through)
   

 Eating Culture: An Anthropological Guide to Food

 

Omnivore's Dilemma

    • Ch. 15 "The forager"
    • Ch. 16 "The omnivore's dilemma"
    • Ch. 17 "The ethics of eating animals"
    • Ch. 18 "Hunting: the meat"
    • Ch. 19 "Gathering: the fungi"
    • Ch. 20 "The perfect meal"

 Omnivore's Dilemma text.

 

 

The Language of Food

    • "Introduction"
    • Ch. 1 "How to Read a Menu"
    • Ch. 2 "Entrée"
    • Ch. 3 "From Sikbāj to Fish and Chips"

The Language of Food, Dan Jurafsky

 

 

The Meaning of Food
(optional recommended)

    • "Food and Culture," pp. 60-105

 The Meaning of Food book.

 

Videos

 

Slide Materials

"Optional Resources" may be used in answering the exam questions, but they are not, strictly speaking, required

How long should your answers be?

Answer: About the same length as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

The question of length is a good one. It's also a difficult one to answer as it depends on the question itself, your style of writing, the detail which you give to your examples, and—since this is an open-book exam where you basically could prepare questions in advance and then cut and paste from other sources (with proper credit given to those sources)—a good answer can vary quite a bit in length.

At a minimum you should have a beginning, a middle, and an end (sometimes also known as introduction, body, conclusion).

You should also be sure to answer the question(s) asked, and if there are two, three or more parts to a question, be sure to answer all of them.

Be sure to give examples when you make a statement.

I think it is a good thing to have a look at the OWL's advice before every exam:

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

To use their recommendations, a well focused, well organized, well supported, well packaged essay answer could be done (for most of the questions) in the equivalent of about a page and a half to two "normal" pages (double-spaced, one-inch margins, #11 or #12 font)—which is about 375-500 words.

How long was the Gettysburg Address?

263 or 268 or 270 words depending on which printed version you check

A standard "letter size" 8-1/2 X 11 sheet of paper has about 255 words, with a size 12 font

So your answer should be about one page long, two if you use the Owl's recommendations

 

Exams will be onpline.

Question & Answer Page

Makeup Exam Information

General Information

Check your grade in your Moodle logo. Gradebook

Sample Midsemester Exam Format

Use "The Curve" to figure out your letter grade

     ~ "The Strike Zone"

     ~ Information on Standard Deviation (sometimes useful for interpreting your grade)

Criteria for Grading College Papers

Academic Integrity Policies

Incompletes

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General Information

  4. Exams
(up to 800 points)
   
A.
Midterm
(for up to 400 points)
   
B.
Final
(for up to 400 points)
       
      (Makeup Exam Information)
       
    *(The total number of points available for the forum postings will depend on new discoveries and announcements that appear during the semester. New topics will be added as appropriate.)
     
  • su2015 The Live Chat for the on-line Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sign in on Moodle logo. in the Week 6 Panel.


  • The MIDTERM ON-LINE EXAM will be timed at 1-1/2 hrs. (The timing will start after you read the introduction, when you say 'go'")

  • Includes in-class videos / film, important e-mails, Forum posts, assigned web materials and weeklly reading and other class materials
    [4 of 7 questions for up to 400 points]

  • The Midsemester exam will be an open-book essay exam

    • Essay exams usually provide a better learning experience and, in addition, afford practice in writing

    • This is an open-book exam

      • You may bring and use your texts, dictionary, thesaurus, a writing handbook, class handouts, notes, outlines, drafts, and memos

      • You may also use references and materials from your other classes, with the caveat, of course, that you properly cite any sources you use

      • f2f: You may bring and use your laptop

        • but you must upload your exam to your Moodle folder at the end of the exam period

        • be sure to save your work regularly throughout the exam

        • REM: Be sure to have your batteries charged

          .

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Midterm Exam

  • The Midterm exam will cover materials up to and including Day (11) of Week 06
    • This includes the lecture materials, in-class videos, E-mails, the Forum, the basic introductory materials of the texts, and the text and class materials.

    • This is an open-book exam

      • You may bring and use your texts, dictionary, thesaurus, a writing handbook, class handouts, notes, outlines, drafts, and memos

      • You may also use references and materials from your other classes, with the caveat, of course, that you properly cite any sources you use

      • You should bring and use your laptop

        • but you must upload your exam to your Moodle folder at the end of the exam period

        • REM: Be sure to have your batteries charged

        • In the f2f exam please be prepared to upload the entire exam as one file, if you can

        • NOTE: It does not work simply to type in the .rtf extension on an existing .wps file. You must load the original document and then resave it as a .rtf file type


    • The midsemester exam counts for up to 400 points


    • You will have the four (4) questions randomly selected from a pool of questions

*(The total number of points available for the forum postings will depend on new discoveries and announcements that appear during the semester. New topics will be added as appropriate.)

 

su2015 Week 6: The Anthropology of Food on-line Midterm Exam will be available Thursday-Friday, 25-26 June 2015
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Midterm Exam
Sample Exam Format

Anthropology of Food
Midsemester Exam

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27 May 2015

 

 

Answer the FOUR (only 4) questions randomly selected from the question pool. Keep in mind that there is more than one approach you can take in answering these questions. Follow these guidelines:  

Organize your answer before you begin  

Where appropriate, be sure to state:  
 
  • What or who something is
  • Where it occurred or is located
  • Why it is important
  • When it occurred
  • How it happened or how it works
 

State YOUR position or approach clearly  

Cite specific examples or references to support your statements  

Mention problem areas or other relevant materials which you would like to consider further in a more thorough statement. That is, when you're finished with your answer, what major questions are still left unanswered?  

Summarize your argument or discussion  

Where appropriate use materials from more than one region of the world  

Remember that your responses should have a beginning, a middle, and an end  

Do not discuss any topic or country at length in more than one question  
     
 

The four exam questions will be taken from the pool of questions that you and your classmates generate on the Final Exam question wiki

    • The pool will include at least one current affairs question
    • The pool will include one question allowing you to make up and answer a question

See details and my comments in the Moodle wiki

 

 

 

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This course is governed by the . . .

UMD Student Academic Integrity Policy

Office of Student Behavior > UMD Student Academic Integrity Office

<www.d.umn.edu/assl/conduct/integrity>

"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 www.d.umn.edu/assl/conduct/integrity. 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 Conduct Code:

<http://www.d.umn.edu/catalogs/current/umd/gen/conduct.html>

<http://www.d.umn.edu/assl/conduct/code/>

"The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code (http://www.d.umn.edu/assl/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)

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Makeup Exams
  1. With prior consent of the instructor, you may take makeup exams at any of the times scheduled by the Sociology-Anthropology Department. These times will also be announced in class. If you are taking the exam in person, pick up your makeup exam in Cina 228, not the classroom. If you are taking the exam on-line, please e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu to schedule a time.

  2. It usually takes several days for makeup exams to be returned to you

  3. Makeup Exam scores will be posted as soon as they are ready on the web on Moodle.

  4. Use "The Curve" to figure out your letter grade

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