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Textbooks for the Course 
Welcome to Understanding Global Cultures
 University of Minnesota Duluth
Anth 1080 Fall Session 2021
11680 - 001 (08/30/2021 - 12/10/2021,  Roufs,Tim, instruction mode: Online-asynchronous, 4 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require

This will be a great course. . . . You will see. . . .

30 August - 17 December 2021
 
Woman and Blueberries, Parick DesJarlait, 1971
Anna and Kamila from Poland who we will "visit" in the film Extranjeras (Foreign Women)
Filmmaker: Helena Taberna

(74 min., 2005, CC, UM Duluth Library Multimedia -- DVD   HD8588.5.A2 E987 2003)
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Holidays Fall 2021
Week 2 Labor Day (U.S.A.) 6 September 2021
Week 2 Rosh Hashanah from sunset, 6 September - nightfall, 8 September 2021
Week 3 Yom Kippur from sunset, 15 September - nightfall, 16 September 2021
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 11 October 2021
Week 10 Dia de los Muertos 2 November 2021
Allhallowtide:

  31 October 2021
    1 November 2021 All Saints' Day
    2 November 2021 All Souls' Day
Week 10 Diwali ("festival of lights") 3-6 November 2021 (in Nepal, India (North) and several other countries)
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 25 November 2021

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Office Hours and Contact Information

(E-mail is fastest, and most generally best as quite often URLs need be sent.)
e-mail
troufs@d.umn.edu
e-mail anytime . . .
Meet Your Professor

Office Hours:
 
Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
   
Zoom     via ZOOM Tu 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  https://umn.zoom.us/my/troufs
     
    e-mail troufs@d.umn.edu to set up a time to meet in-person

 
 
Time in Duluth
Other Contact Information:  
https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1602/pcoffice.html#title
Course URL:
  http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fssplash.html#title
General Course Information:  
https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fswww.html#title
 
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Why Global Cultures?

For many at UMD, because you have to take 3 credits of Global Perspectives courses. And that's as good a reason as any.

It is an excellent and very practical reason, but it is not the really important reason.

Most people live a richer and better life when they are a globally competent person.

I still communicate weekly, usually via FaceBook, with students participating in the UMD Study in England Programme almost 40 years ago, and they still say their year in England with the UMD Programme was the best year of their lives.

Yesterday I looked at 71 on-line photographs of Santorini, Greece, taken by one of those students last week (June 2021). The photographer's love of global cultures and global traveling started in England and thrives to this day.

We'll visit many interesting places, and "meet" many interesting people.

And, as Greta Thunberg poignantly tells us, in just the time since the days when the Santorini photographer first visited England so many years ago, we have all become global citizens--like it or not. Think COVID. Think global warming. Think world hunger. Think geopolitics. Think almost any area in which you have an interest, like social justice, or marketing, or investing your hard-earned money; most have global components.

The world is our hometown in the universe. Get to know it. Get to love it. Get to be able to help address the significant global issues of our time.

This course aims to foster public engagement that connects us with the world.

And it's a fun way to earn those 3 Liberal Education Global Perspectives credits that you have to take anyway.

Tim Roufs
14 June 2021

And Why this Course,
or a Course Like it? 




TAPS Magazine, Winter 2012 cover


TAPS Magazine, Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief, Winter 2012 cover

Karla Dudley, Editor in Chief,
TAPS The Beer Magazine
Winter 2012


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TEXTBOOK

  detailed information about the textbooks for the course

The exams will be open-book essays constructed from a list of study questions that you help create, so it would be a good idea for you to have your own copy of the text you plan to use in the exams.
assignments summary
Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures
Understanding Global Cultures:
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations
,
Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition
is currently available on-line from $82.37 new ppbk., $48.16 used, and rent (from Amazon) $27.52.
(+ p/h, where applicable, at amazon.com
& eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25).
[It has been offered on-line for as much as $333.28, or even more, so be careful to check prices.]
(18 May 2021)
  text details

Published By: SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2015

Pages: 680

ISBN-10: 1412995931
ISBN-13: 978-1412995931

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What's Happening Week by Week


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Getting Started:
Introduction to
Anthropology /
Orientation to the Course
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30 August - 3 September 2021

Pre-term

Greetings! Information on Textbook and Other Things  (.pdf)

Canvas "Modules" and Sunday "Memos" -- General Organization of "Stuff"  (.pdf)

Using the Canvas "Modules"  (.pdf)

Welcome to the Global Cultures Class  (.pdf)
GC What's Happening Week 1? -- Getting Started  (.pdf)

Have a look at the linked materials in the various units as you go along (such as the "First-Day Handout" [syllabus]:in the next section), and look at the slide materials*
(indicated by .pptx)

There will be more slides towards the beginning of the term, and more videos towards the middle and at the end, and we will finish off the semester with presentations of your Term Project .

It is generally best to watch the videos after you have looked at the slides and reading material(s).

Thanks—Tim Roufs



:
 First-Day Handout 
(syllabus):

Meet Your Professor
(WebPage) 
slides: (.pptx) 

  Main Due Dates 

 General Course Information 

  Text Readings Schedule 

  Video Schedule 

 Slides Schedule 



COURSE STRUCTURE
ANTH 1080 Understanding Global Cultures 
consists of three main segments:

  I Orientation and Background
      Introduction  
      Basic Concepts  
      History  
      Theory  
      Methods and Techniques  
  II Explorations
      Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
      Holistic (holism slides.pptx  
      Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
  III Student Presentations on Term Research Project


The Course in a Nutshell

COURSE CONTENT
 
primarily comes from the following sources . . .

   
  • MAIN MEMO FOR THE WEEK . . .
  •    
  • IN-THE-NEWS . . .
  •    
  • VIDEO EXPLORATIONS . . .
  •    
  • SLIDE PRESENTATIONS . . .
  •    
  • READINGS FOR THE WEEK . . .
  •    
  • OTHER ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION . . .
  •    
  • MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAMS . . .
  •    
  • RESEARCH PROJECT INFORMATION . . . on a topic of your choice related to the course
  •    
  • DISCUSSIONS . . . including your personal experiences
  •    
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT . . . on a topic of your choice related to the course
  •    
  • OTHER (optional) . . .
  • Course Structure
       

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Both the Midterm Exam and Final Exam are open-book/open-notes essay exams.

    So there should be very little work and effort spent on memorizing facts, other than, perhaps, where to go to find the information you are looking for.

    More Information on Exams: Midterm  / Final 

    IN THE NEWS WEEK 1 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Global Cultures In-the-News
    starts next week

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 1 . . .
    [click ↑ here]


    Video
    Many Ways to See the World:
     A Thirty-minute Tour of World Map Images

    Northampton, Mass.: Media Education Foundation 2005

    (30 min., 2005, CC, UM Duluth Library Multimedia - DVD GA105.3 .M35 2006)


     Swiftmaps

     on-line access

    course viewing guide

    "Presents a fascinating exploration into the minds of twelve mapmakers. Discover how their unique backgrounds, philosophies, values, and politics led each to select a particular mathematical formula to create their maps. Learn about the impact those world images have had on us, consciously and unconsciously."

    "Special features: Includes over 70 PowerPoint images with links to map resources; preview: Arno Peters: Radical map, remarkable man; radio interviews; book excerpts; and more."

    Based on the book: Seeing through Maps / Denis Wood, Ward Kaiser, and Bob Abramms.

    Credits: Cartographic editorial guidance, Denis Wood ; camera, Ruth Abrams ; editor, Jamie Traynor.

    Performer(s): Introduction, Diane J. Johnson ; presenter, Bob Abramms.

    Publisher Amherst, MA : ODT, Inc.


    Many Ways to See the World:
    Selective Attention

    One of the five main characteristics of American Anthropology is fieldwork, "a primary research technique, involving “participant observation," which usually means living among the people one is interested in learning from and about. And fieldwork, almost above everything else, requires attentive observation and recording of information.

    Much of what we are going to do for the rest of the semester is "fieldwork" via video materials from around the world. Before we get into the video-intensive part of the course (towards the middle and end), take the Selective Attention Test (below) developed by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris. This should give you a little insight into the nature of observing—which lies at the very heart of anthropological fieldwork.

    See also "An Important Note on Videos and Visual Anthropology".

     

    First, take the . . .

    Selective Attention Test

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

    Read and follow the directions carefully.
    (Be sure to also count the bounce passes.)


     Selective Attention Test


    Be sure to try your very best to follow the instructions.

    (It's short, less than a minute and a half).

     

    When you are finished with the Selective Attention Test, watch . . .

    The Monkey Business Illusion
    <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY>

    (It too is short: 1:42)

    Again, read and follow the directions carefully.

    (And as with THe Selective Attention Test, be sure to also count the bounce passes.)

     The Monkey Business Illusion

     

    (4) After you have taken Simon and Chabris' tests, think about how what you learned from them about perception might be applied as you view the videos for the rest of the semester as well as the cultural behaviors in real life as you roam the world thereafter


    The main purpose of this exercise is to sensitize you to the fact that everyone views things selectively—”quite naturally, and maybe even by necessity. And one's culture plays a huge role in what one "sees" and focuses on (and what one doesn't see and focus on). American men, for e.g., most often do not "see" many details of clothing, color, and personal stylistic adornment (read hair styles, nail treatment, cosmetic adornments and the like).

    To view things as a trained observer as anthropologists must do when they're in the field "doing" anthropology one must almost constantly be aware of this natural / cultural tendency to perceive things selectively, and try to compensate for it by paying attention to items not otherwise selected for, while at the same time being careful "not to miss anything".

    Hopefully, this exercise will make you just a little more critical in the way you look at things—”and especially the class videos—”for the rest of the semester (and maybe even for the rest of your life, for that matter).

    You are not expected anything to submit anything—no reaction, or report, or forum posting. This is a "re-vision" activity, and it should benefit you in performing well in the exams and overall for the course. And hopefully it will also help on your way to having a genuine anthropological perspective on life in general.

     

    Other Materials from Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons . . .

    "Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website."

    Other Videos --  the invisible gorilla

     

    The Book . . .

     The Invisible Gorilla Book


    . . . discusses six "everyday illusions" . . .

    1. The Illusion of Attention
    ("Inattentional Blindness")
    2. The Illusion of Memory
    3. The Illusion of Confidence
    4. The Illusion of Knowledge
    5. The Illusion of Cause
    6. The Illusion of Potential

    Wilipedia

     Christopher Chabris

      Daniel Simons

     Inattentional blindness

     

    Other Works of Interest

    • Optical Illusions WebPage

    • Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking Fast and Slow. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

    • Macknik, Stephen L., Susana Martinez-Conde, and Sandra Blakeslee. Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2010.

    • Nassim Nicholas Taleb

      • Incerto -- an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand

        • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. 2nd Ed. NY: Random House, 2008.

        • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility". NY: Random House, 2010.

        • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. NY: Random House, 2014.

        • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms. NY: Random House, 2016.

    • Malcolm Gladwell



    WEEK 1 SLIDES . . .
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    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

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

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

    handout:
     Anthropology and Its Parts

    • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
      slides:
      (.pptx

      (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important b ackground information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also.)

      • the four fields of general anthropology

      • culture as a primary concept

      • comparative method as major approach

      • holism as a primary theoretical goal (holism slides.pptx) 

      • fieldwork as a primary research technique
    WebPage Summary 

    Chart: "Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" 

     
    • "Other Important Terms"
      slides: (.pptx) 

    • Units of Analysis
      slides:
      (.pptx) 

    • Three Major Perennial Debates
      slides: (.pptx) 

      (NOTE: These are long slide sets as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)

    Finding Information on Different Countries and Cultures
    slides: (.pptx)
    (Download PowerPoint Viewer Free) (Download Adobe .pdf Reader Free)
    [see note on slide formats]


    READINGS FOR WEEK 1 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

    PART I: INTRODUCTION
    Chapter 1: Understanding Cultural Metaphors
      Chapter 19: The Italian Opera (as a case study in Metaphorical Analysis)


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 1 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 1 . . .
    [click ↑ here]


    The citizens of what country complain that their country keeps getting left off of maps?

    Answer



    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
    [click ↑ here]


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    Tim at the Tim Hotel Eiffel Tower, Paris
    Introduction to
    Anthropology /
    Orientation to the Course
    (cont.)

    Major Characteristics of Anthropology
    envelope
    5 - 11 September 2021
    GC What's Happening Week 2?  (.pdf)



    Have a look at these linked materials from the Week 1 Reading Assignment, and look at the slide materials.

    Continue on in that same manner for all of the units that follow.

    When reviewing these materials remember that the exams are open-book / open-notes exams.



    Students in the past have commented that there is TOO MUCH INFORMATION available on the class Canvas and supporting WebSites. Yes, there is a lot of information, no doubt about it, and it can be confusing at first. It’s helpful when starting out to remember that the required information for the course is contained in the middle panel of your Canvas HomePage. The information in the sidebars and many of the links are just there should you find those interesting and/or helpful.

    IN THE NEWS WEEK 2 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 2 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 2 SLIDES . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology

      holism slides.pptx

    READINGS FOR WEEK 2 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    Have a look at the information on your class project, which you can find at
    <http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcproject.html#title>.

    Your class project is a short presentation plus your term paper on your research


    f2021 Informal Project Statement  (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 2 October 2021

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 2 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    Have a look at . . .

     Points for Forum Posts and Project Updates
    and
     compare these points with official UMD Grading Policies

    Forums, Sample Answers / Responses w / Grades
    Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America Forum Response Samples

    Anth 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe Forum Response Samples

    and if you have any questions about the points
    or about grading in general  . . . ask

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 2 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    Week 2 For Fun: Trivia

    Why, in Austria, is a Wiener schnitzel protected by law, but a Weiner würst not protected?

    Spaghetti with meatballs
     Wikimedia: Kobako

    “The Wiener schnitzel (literally: ‘Viennese schnitzel’) is as emblematic of the Austrian capital as Baroque palaces and classical composers. Any restaurant worth its breadcrumbs here features the pan-fried veal cutlet alongside sweet and vinegary Austrian potato salad, or even French fries. But schnitzel culture goes beyond the table: local Viennese groups have organised festivals to celebrate schnitzel, arguably Austria's most prominent national dish. The 9 September is designated National Wiener Schnitzel Day, and there's even an online Schnitzel Museum  dedicated to promoting, as it proclaims, the ‘Austrian cultural property” and showing “how much Wiener schnitzel [has] shaped Austrian culture.’”

    “Today, the term ‘Wiener schnitzel’ enjoys protected legal status in Austria and Germany. Under Austrian culinary code, the term may only refer to a slice of veal coated in egg, flour and breadcrumbs that’s then fried. Pork, a popular veal substitute, must be labelled as ‘Wiener schnitzel vom Schwein’ (‘from pork’), or just as ‘schnitzel’.” -- BBCtravel (06 August 2019)

    A "Wiener würst", on the other hand, is simply a Viennese "sausage" traditionally made of pork and beef, and is not protected by the European Union's Protected designation of origin (PDO). In Vienna (Wein) a weiner is generally called a Frankfurter Würstl.



    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
    [click ↑ here]


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    Tim at the Tim Hotel Eiffel Tower, Paris
    Major Characteristics of Anthropology:
    Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks (cont.)

    Focus: Immigration

    REM: Project
    envelope
    12 - 18 September 2021
    GC What's Happening Week 3?  (.pdf)
     
    Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study

     Flag of Italy.  Click for national anthem.

    Italy

    An Introduction
    and Some Background to the Country
    and An Introduction to
    the Makings of a Metaphor

    Italy
    slides: (.pptx) 

    (time permitting)

    Units of Analysis: Metaphor

    Metaphor: The Opera

       GAnnon and Pillai, Understanding Global Cultures

      "The Italian Opera"
      from
      Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai's


     La Scala Opera House

      Teatro alla Scala

     Letizia Colajanni and Cosimo Vassallo as Gilda and Duke of Mantua in UMD's 2006 Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto.

    Letizia Colajanni and Cosimo Vassallo
    as Gilda and Duke of Mantua
    in UMD's 2006 Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto


    IN THE NEWS WEEK 3 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 3 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 3 SLIDES . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology

      holism slides.pptx

    READINGS FOR WEEK 3 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    f2021 Informal Project Statement  (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 2 October 2021

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 3 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 3 . . .
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    Article: "Is this the world's friendliest city?" -- BBCCapital (08 July 2015)

    What is the City?

     

      Answer  


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    Major Characteristics of Anthropology:
    Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks (cont.)

    Units of Analysis
    Three Major Perennial Debates
    (cont.)

    A little "Romantic Love", from Strange Relations

    Introduction to Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
    (time permitting)

    REM: Project
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    Introduction to Ireland
    (time permitting)

    GC What's Happening Week 4?  (.pdf)


     Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

    This Week . . .

    1. read the Week 4 Memo
    2. have a look at the video and video clips
    3. read the assigned readings
    4. peruse the two WebPages (below)
    5. catch up on your assignments
    6. start thinking about reviewing for the Midterm Exam, and
    7. work on your Project

    There are no new slide sets at this time

    Ketchup
    catch up / review / preview
    IN THE NEWS WEEK 4 . . .
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    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 4 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 4 SLIDES . . .
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    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 4 . . .
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    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    MIDTERM EXAM . . .
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    Notes:
    Start Reviewing for the Midterm Exam

    f2021 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Dicsussions
    due to the Canvas Discussion page by Saturday, 2 October 2021 (Week 5) (up to 20 points)

    You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
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    f2021 Informal Project Statement  (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 2 October 2021

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 4 . . .
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    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 4 . . .
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    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    Italy as a Case Study

    (Continued Week 6)

    France

    REM: Project
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    IN THE NEWS WEEK 5 . . .
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    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 5 . . .
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    WEEK 5 SLIDES . . .
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    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 5 . . .
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    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    After you have finished your Midterm Exam:

    f2021 Project formal Promissory Abstract  and Working Bibliography  (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 7, Saturday, 16 October 2021 (submit them together)

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 5 . . .
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    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 5 . . .
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      Which country has the least sexist banknotes? -- BBCNews (13 April 2015)

    tba

    Answer

    Back Story, Morning Briefing,The New York Times,
    Thursday, December 8, 2016

    If you look at bank notes across the world, you most often see portraits of men. But images of women are beginning to proliferate.

    This year, the U.S. said it would put the abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Argentina added a female guerrilla leader who fought Spanish colonialists on the back of its new 10 peso note. Colombia honored a female painter and an anthropologist.

    New Swedish bank notes show the actress Greta Garbo and the Wagnerian soprano Birgit Nilsson. And Scotland selected the novelist Nan Shepherd and Mary Somerville, a trailblazing scientist.

    Poland, in a less contemporary choice, selected Dobrawa, a 10th-century Bohemian princess credited with bringing Christianity to her people, for a commemorative note.

    Today, Canada will announce the first woman other than royalty to be featured solo on a bank note. A survey conducted in May suggested that Nellie McClung, a women’s rights activist, was the most popular choice, but she is not among the five finalists.

    The Toronto Star is rooting for Emily Pauline Johnson, who celebrated her Mohawk heritage in her poetry.

    Its editorial, invoking Ms. Johnson’s aboriginal name, concludes: “Ideally, all these women should be featured on bank notes. But if it must be just one, we vote for Tekahionwake.”

    Patrick Boehler contributed reporting

     Is it Time to Put a Woman on the $20 Bill?
    -- The Scout Report, April 24, 2015 -- Volume 21, Number 16, UW Madison

     US says woman on new $10 note
    -- BBCNews (18 June 2015)

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    Metaphorical Analysis:
    Italy as a Case Study
    (Continued from Week 5)

    Ireland
    (time permitting)

    Australia
    (time permitting)

    "America"

    United Kingdom ("Great Britain")

    REM: Project
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    GC What's Happening Week 6?  (.pdf)


    IN THE NEWS WEEK 6 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 6 . . .
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    WEEK 6 SLIDES . . .
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    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 6 . . .
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     MIDTERM EXAM . . .
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    Information on the Midterm Exam 

    [click ↑ here]

    f2021 The Live Chat for the Midterm Exam will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Tuesday, 12 October 2021

    f2021 Global Cultures Midterm Exam  will be available Week 7, 11-16 October 2021 (up to 400 points)

    f2021 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Dicsussions
    due to the Canvas Discussion page by Saturday, 2 October 2021 (Week 5) (up to 20 points)

    You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions

    REM: Links on screenshots are not “hot” (active)




    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]


    After you have finished your Midterm Exam:

    f2021 Project formal Promissory Abstract  and Working Bibliography  (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 7, Saturday, 16 October 2021 (submit them together)



    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 6 . . .
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    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 6 . . .
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    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    Recommended

    Ch. 19 "The Sacrifice," from The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down , pp. 278-288


     The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman (NY: Farrar, Strauss and Biroux, 1977).
      Anne Fadiman
    1953-

     

    Lia LEe


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    Midterm Exam

    Malaysia

      Culture-Bound Syndromes

    "Normal" / "Abnormal"

    Introduction to Ireland
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    Midterm Exam
     

    IN THE NEWS WEEK 7. . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 7 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

      Culture-Bound Syndromes

    "Normal" / "Abnormal"

    WEEK 7 SLIDES . . .
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    READINGS FOR WEEK 7 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


     MIDTERM EXAM . . .
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    Information on the Midterm Exam 

    [click ↑ here]

    f2021 The Live Chat for the Midterm Exam will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Tuesday, 12 October 2021

    f2021 Global Cultures Midterm Exam  will be available Week 7, 11-16 October 2021 (up to 400 points)

    f2021 Midterm Exam Submitted Question to Dicsussions
    due to the Canvas Discussion page by Saturday, 2 October 2021 (Week 5) (up to 20 points)

    You can review the questions and my notations there, and use them as study questions

    REM: Links on screenshots are not “hot” (active)




    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
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    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 7 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 7 . . .
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    How many languages are spoken in the City of London?

    The City of London

    Answer


    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    Brief Review of Midterm Exam

    Introduction to Ireland
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    17 - 23 October 2021
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    IN THE NEWS WEEK 8 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 8 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 8 SLIDES . . .
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    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 8 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 8 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 8 . . .
    [click ↑ here]


    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    GC What's Happening Week 9?  (.pdf)


    Thursday-Friday, 28-29 October 2021

    Fall Break
    REM:

    COURSE STRUCTURE
    ANTH 1080 Understanding Global Cultures 
    consists of three main segments:

      I Orientation and Background
          Introduction  
          Basic Concepts  
          History  
          Theory  
          Methods and Techniques  
      II Explorations
          Comparative / Cross-Cultural  
          Holistic (holism slides.pptx  
          Ethnographic Case Studies from the Real World: Real People . . . Real Places from Around the Globe  
      III Student Presentations on Term Research Project


    The Course in a Nutshell

    COURSE CONTENT
     
    primarily comes from the following sources . . .

       
  • MAIN MEMO FOR THE WEEK . . .
  •    
  • IN-THE-NEWS . . .
  •    
  • VIDEO EXPLORATIONS . . .
  •    
  • SLIDE PRESENTATIONS . . .
  •    
  • READINGS FOR THE WEEK . . .
  •    
  • OTHER ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION . . .
  •    
  • MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAMS . . .
  •    
  • RESEARCH PROJECT INFORMATION . . . on a topic of your choice related to the course
  •    
  • DISCUSSIONS . . . including your personal experiences
  •    
  • (optional) EXTRA CREDIT . . . on a topic of your choice related to the course
  •    
  • OTHER (optional) . . .
  • Course Structure
       

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Both the Midterm Exam and Final Exam are open-book/open-notes essay exams.

    So there should be very little work and effort spent on memorizing facts, other than, perhaps, where to go to find the information you are looking for.

    More Information on Exams: Midterm  / Final 



    Ketchup
    catch up / review / preview


    IN THE NEWS WEEK 9 . . .
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    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 9 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 9 SLIDES . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 9 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 9 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 9 . . .
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    What is the smallest country [sovereign entity] recognized by international law?

    Hint: It is physically only 110 acres (less than half the size of the UMD Campus, which is 244 acres)

    Answer


    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    Chinese in Malaysia / China / Singapore

    India
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    IN THE NEWS WEEK 10 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 10 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 10 SLIDES . . .
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    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 10 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
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    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    Your Presentation is due on-line this week Friday


    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 10 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK10 . . .
    [click ↑ here]


    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
    [click ↑ here]


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    Addio, Italia . . .

    Introduction to Ireland
    (time permitting)

    Methodological Perspectives of
      Sweet Treats around the World

    (time permitting)

    Primer on Presentations and Term Papers
    (time permitting)
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    IN THE NEWS WEEK 11 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 11 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 11 SLIDES . . .
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     Swewet Treats around the World, Timothy G. and Kathleen S. Roufs

    Sweet Treats Around the World


    READINGS FOR WEEK 11 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

     Primer on Presentations and Term Papers

    (time permitting)


    Have a look at the other Students' Presentations

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 11 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 11 . . .
    [click ↑ here]


    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
    [click ↑ here]


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    Work on Your Term Paper
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    14 - 20 November 2021
    GC What's Happening Week 12?  (.pdf)


    IN THE NEWS WEEK 12 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 12 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 12 SLIDES . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 12 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

    Work on Readings for Your Project


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    f2021 Your Presentation is due on-line in Canvas by the end of Week 13, Saturday, 27 November 2021 (up to 99 points)

    REM: Review Student Presentations


    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 12 . . .
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    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 12 . . .
    [click ↑ here]


    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    GC What's Happening Week 13?  (.pdf)

    Ketchup
    catch up / review / preview

    IN THE NEWS WEEK 13 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 13 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 13 SLIDES . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 13 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

    Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
    (which is due next week)


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    f2021 Your Presentation is due on-line in Canvas by the end of Week 13, Saturday, 27 November 2021 (up to 99 points)

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 13 . . .
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    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 13 . . .
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    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    f2021 Extra Credit Paper(s)
    due by Week 13, by Saturday, 27 November 2021
    (up to 30 points for review, 100 points for case study)

    Upload your Extra Credit Paper(s) in your Canvas Week 13 Section

    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?

    NOTE: The Canvas Gradebook entry for Extra Credit requires that “out of zero” be used when setting up an Extra Credit assignment.



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    Tim at the Tim Hotel Eiffel Tower, Paris
    REM: Review Student Presentations

    Week 14 REM Final Exam Question Wiki
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    IN THE NEWS WEEK 14 . . .
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    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 14 . . .
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    WEEK 14 SLIDES . . .
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    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.


    The EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling

    (time permitting)
    (.pptx)
    Cadbury
    Chocolate bar 88%.
    Cholate bar 99%.

     chocolate

    READINGS FOR WEEK 14 . . .
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    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

    Review for Final Exam

    FINAL EXAM . . .
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    Notes:
    Start Reviewing for the Final Exam

    f2021 Final Exam Submitted Question to Canvas Discussion
    due Week 14, by Saturday, 4 December 2021 (up to 20 points)


    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
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    f2021 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
    due Week 14, bySaturday, 4 December 2021
    (TurnItIn in your Canvas Week 14 section)

    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?

    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 14 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.


    f2021 Final Evaluation
    due on-line by the end of Week 16, Saturday, 18 December 2021


    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 14 . . .
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    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    ~

    For Extra Credit


      The American Swedish Institute

    2600 Park Avenue
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55407
     Contact Information
     Directions and Parking

    "The American Swedish Institute is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden."

    The American Swedish Institute

    For Extra Credit:

    Sometime this semester visit The American Swedish Institute and submit a report on your visit. The report may be either the short version of Extra Credit (Extra Credit Review) or the Case Study Extra Credit version.

    American Swedish Institute -- Wikipedia

     

    and check out t . . .

    IKEA Twin Cities  . . .

    8000 IKEA Way
    Bloomington, MN 55425

    Ikea Twin Cities

    While you are at The American Swedish Institute interview some of the people.

    For e.g., If you are or intending to be a business major, interview one or other of the management folks at IKEA Twin Cities about their business plan, marketing, business philosophy, etc.

    If you are, or intending to be a fine arts major, talk with the folks at The American Swedish Institute about classical and contemporary Swedish arts, and check out the kinds of Swedish art (and other art) on sale at IKEA Twin Cities.

    f2021 Extra Credit Paper(s)
    due by Week 13, by Saturday, 27 November 2021
    (up to 30 points for review, 100 points for case study)

    Upload your Extra Credit Paper(s) in your Canvas Week 13 Section

    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?

    NOTE: The Canvas Gradebook entry for Extra Credit requires that “out of zero” be used when setting up an Extra Credit assignment.



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    Tim at the Tim Hotel Eiffel Tower, Paris
    REM: Review Student Presentations

    Wrapping it All Up

    Course Evaluation

    Summary / Review

    Final Exam Notes

     Wrapping it up

    envelope
    5 - 11 December 2021
    GC What's Happening Week 15?  (.pdf)


    IN THE NEWS WEEK 15 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS WEEK 15 . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    WEEK 15 SLIDES . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading a slide set, try using the FireFox Browser. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers have some issues with slide sets. Or, alternately, access the slide sets using the GC Slides summary WebPage at <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/gcslides.html#title>. (They are long, and slow loading. Be patient.) You can save them to your computer or iPad later, if you want.

    READINGS FOR WEEK 15 . . .
    [click ↑ here]
    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures


    Review for Final Exam

    FINAL EXAM . . .
    [click ↑ here]




    Information on the Final Exam

    [click ↑ here]

    f2021 The Live Chat for the Final Exam  will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Tuesday, 14 December 2021

    f2021 The Global Cultures Final Exam  is scheduled for Monday-Friday, 13-17 December 2021 (up to 400 points)

    REM: Links on screenshots are not “hot” (active)



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    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
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    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 15 . . .
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     Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice).
    Course Evaluation
    Department = ANTH
    Course # = 1080
    Section   080
    Course Call # = 11680
    Semester = Fall
    Year = 21

    The on-line evaluation form will be made available the last week of class.

    Your answers will remain confidential and only aggregate information from the entire class will be passed onto the faculty member.

    If you encounter any problems accessing the evaluation, please contact Stacy Schweikert, the system admin for the application, at slschwe@d.umn.edu or 218.726.8852.

    "UMD Student Online Evaluation - ANTH 1080 - (Professor Roufs) Understanding Global Cultures"

    Please click on the link which will be provided

    Thanks,

    Tim Roufs



    f2021 Final Evaluation
    due on-line by the end of Week 16, Saturday, 18 December 2021

    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 15 . . .
    [click ↑ here]




    How much water does it take to produce a chocolate bar?

    Chocolate Bar

     Answer

    ———

    How Much Food and Water is Wasted in the World?

    Check out:

    The FAO World Food and Water Clock

    -- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

    World Food Clock


    "How much food is being consumed around the world right now? It's a vast question that can be answered by the World Food Clock. This interesting website draws on information provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and presents a streaming set of data on global food consumption, global food waste, and other informative topics. It's visually arresting and users can scroll down to look through different "clocks" that track statistics such as the land used to grow wasted food and the stages of food waste, which include production, processing, and consumption. This is a wonderful tool for folks with an interest in food security, environmental studies, public health, and international relations. It could also be used in any number of design courses to illustrate a range of techniques and visualization strategies."  KMG, The Scout Report


    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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    Final Exam Week


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    12 - 18 December 2021
    GC What's Happening Final Exam Week?  (.pdf)

    GC End of Term Memo (.pdf)
     

    (optional) LIVE CHAT / OFFICE HOURS . . .
    Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 CDT, or E-mail . . .
    [click ↑ here]

    FINAL EXAM . . .
    [click ↑ here]




    Information on the Final Exam

    [click ↑ here]

    f2021 The Live Chat for the Final Exam  will be from 07:00-08:00 CST, on Tuesday, 14 December 2021

    f2021 The Global Cultures Final Exam  is scheduled for Monday-Friday, 13-17 December 2021 (up to 400 points)

    REM: Links on screenshots are not “hot” (active)




    PROJECT INFORMATION . . .
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    ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK 3 . . .
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    f2021 Final Evaluation
    due on-line by the end of Week 16, Saturday, 18 December 2021

    For Week's Activities see Canvas

    These include items like Discussion (Forum) postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities.

    FOR FUN TRIVIA FOR WEEK 3 . . .
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    OTHER (OPTIONAL) . . .
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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.



    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.  Please call 218-726-6130 or visit the DR website at www.d.umn.edu/access for more information.


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