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 Anthropology of Food
Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 18:31 (06:31 PM) CDT, day 211 of 2014
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
     
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
"
Vietnam
National Geographic
Video
Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
Desert People
Australia

Extra Credit Opportunities:
Film / Lecture / Event Review
(optional)

su2014 Extra Credit Paper
due by the end of Week 10, by Friday, 25 July 2014


f2014 Extra Credit Paper
due by the end of Week 13, by Friday, 28 November 2014


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 . . .

(2) . . . by writing a review of a public lecture or event, or by doing a film / lecture review on an optional qualifying film or lecture presentation

(1) and / or. . . by doing a case study

Boiled down to the essentials, the requirements for a review extra credit paper are fairly simple:

  1. For the film/lecture/event review extra credit you need to watch/attend a film or a lecture

  2. The list of lectures on-line is at <http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/aflectures.html#title> 

  3. The list of films is at <http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/affoodfilms.html#title>

  4. Events, as they arise, will be announced in class and in the "Weekly Memos . . ." section of your Moodlefolder

  5. Your report should be a page and a half or so, with two parts . . .

    1. a summary of the film or lecture, and

    2. your reaction to and evaluation of it

    3. additional information on style, length . . .is below

If you have other films or lectures in mind, just check in with their titles or other information.

You may do one extra credit film / lecture review
and / or one extra credit Case Study option

Instructions and supporting information


Due Dates

and
Handy Assignment Calculator from the UMD Library


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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)

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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 a feature-length food 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.

Feature-length food films and major documentaries (that qualify for Extra Credit) are listed on the "Food Films" page.

See also the information on reviewing films.

Anthropology of Food

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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Extra credit term papers

Instructions and Supporting Information

su2014 Extra Credit Paper
due by the end of Week 10, by Friday, 25 July 2014


f2014 Extra Credit Paper
due by the end of Week 13, by Friday, 28 November 2014


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?
  1. 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

  2. Papers must follow a college writing handbook such as Andrea Lunsford’s The St. Martin's Handbook, 6th Ed., (NY: St. Martin’s, 2008), or the OWL logo, Online Writing Lab at Purdue.OWL logo of the Purdue Online Writing Lab. on-line site (the Purdue Online Writing Lab)

  3. or Paradigm Online Writing Lab Paradigm Online Writing Assistant at <http://www.powa.org/>

  4. The Sociology-Anthropology Department also has a useful writing guide on the web at <http://www.d.umn.edu/socanth/guide/guideInd.html#title>.

  5. Other web resources such can be found on the UMD "Writing Labs, On-Line Assisstance, and Reference Works" page.

  6. 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.
  1. Criteria for Grading College Writing

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

  3. Turn in your paper to to your Moodle folder

  4. See the "Preparing the Final Draft" section of the Sociology-Anthropology Writing Guide to see the details of what your Case Study report should look like when you hand it in. Basically, it should look like the paper which follows.

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
Paper is due to
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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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