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Textbooks for the Course 
  Welcome to Global Cultures
 University of Minnesota Duluth
65402 - 001 (01/12/2022 - 04/29/2022),  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. . . .
9 January - 6 May 2022
 
Anna and Kamila from Poland who we will "visit" in the film Extranjeras (Foreign Women)
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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 First-Day Handout
(syllabus):

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  Meet Your Professor
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/MeetYourProfessor.html>
Slides: (.pptx)

 Main Due Dates

 General Course Information

  Text Readings Schedule

  Video Schedule

 Slides Schedule

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Textbook / Course Materials
  textbooks for the course
 general textbook information

reading 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 $102.91 new ppbk., $86.96 used, e-textbook buy (from Amazon)$81.20, and e-textbook rent (from Amazon) $51.06.
(08 September 2021)

SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2015
Pages: 680
ISBN-10: 1412995931
ISBN-13: 978-1412995931

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Week 1
 
9 - 15 January 2022
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  Greetings! Information on Textbook and Other Things (Sunday, 26 December 2021) s2022

  Canvas “Modules” and “Sunday Memos” -- General Organization of Stuff (Tuesday, 28 December 2021)

  Using the Canvas "Modules" to Keep Track of your Assignments
(Thursday, 30 December 2021)

  Welcome to the Anthropology of Europe (Sunday, 2 January 2022)

  What's Happening Week 1?: Getting Started (Sunday, 9 January 2022)

 This Week's News in . . .

 
  Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
Handout: "Anthropology and Its Parts"
Global Cultures News Feature of the Week
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.

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)

ss2021 Canvas Modules for Class Participants

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]

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

 
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Week 1 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 1 Video Explorations
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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.
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Week 1 For Fun: Trivia

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

Answer

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Week 2
 
16 - 22 January 2022
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 What's Happening Week 2? (.pdf) (Sunday, 16 January 2022)

 This Week's News in . . .

 
  Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
(cont.)
Major Characteristics of Anthropology
Handout: "Anthropology and Its Parts"
Global Cultures News Feature of the Week



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.

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

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
Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology

  holism slides.pptx
 
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Week 2 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 2 Video Explorations
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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.
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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.



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Week 3
 
23 - 29 January 2022
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 What's Happening Week 3? (.pdf) (Sunday, 29 January 2022)

 This Week's News in . . .

 
  Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
(cont.)
Major Characteristics of Anthropology:
Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks
(cont.)
REM: Project
Focus: Immigration
Global Cultures News Feature of the Week
f2021 Informal Project Statement (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 2 October 2021
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

Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology

  holism slides.pptx
Week 3 For Extra Credit
 

Week 3 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 3 Video Explorations
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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.
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Week 3 For Fun: Trivia

Article: "Is this the world's friendliest city?" -- BBCCapital (08 July 2015)

What is the City?

 

  Answer 



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Week 4
 
30 January - 5 February 2022
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 What's Happening Week 4? (.pdf) (Sunday, 30 January 2022)

 This Week's News in . . .

 
  Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
Analytical, Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Frameworks:
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)
Introduction to Ireland
(time permitting)
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
Global Cultures News Feature of the Week


 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
Notes:
Start Reviewing for the Midterm Exam

Week 4 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 4 Video Explorations
[click ↑ here]
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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.
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Week 4 For Fun: Trivia
f2021 Informal Project Statement (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 2 October 2021
REM: Review 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

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Week 5
 
6 - 12 February 2022
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 What's Happening Week 5? (.pdf) (Sunday, 6 February 2022)

 This Week's News in . . .

 
  Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
France
Global Cultures News Feature of the Week

Week 5 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 5 Video Explorations
[click ↑ here]
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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.
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Week 5 For Fun: Trivia
  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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Week 6
 
13 - 19 February 2022
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 What's Happening Week 6? (.pdf) (Sunday, 13 February 2022)

 This Week's News in . . .

 
  Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
Ireland
(time permitting)
Australia
(time permitting)

"America"

United Kingdom ("Great Britain")

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)
Global Cultures News Feature of the Week

MIDTERM EXAM


Information on the Midterm Exam 

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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)
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 1-6, so be sure not to miss watching them.
Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fsvideo_schedule.html#week01>

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)



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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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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)


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Week 6 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 6 Video Explorations
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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.
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Week 6 For Fun: Trivia
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Week 7
 
20 - 26 February 2022
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 What's Happening Week 7? (.pdf) (Sunday, 26 February 2022)

 This Week's News in . . .

 
  Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
Midterm Exam

Malaysia

  Culture-Bound Syndromes

"Normal" / "Abnormal"
"Normal" / "Abnormal"
Introduction to Ireland
(time permitting)
Global Cultures News Feature of the Week
Midterm Exam

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)
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 1-6, so be sure not to miss watching them.
Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fsvideo_schedule.html#week01>


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

  Culture-Bound Syndromes

"Normal" / "Abnormal"
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Week 7 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 7 Video Explorations
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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.
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Week 7 For Fun: Trivia

How many languages are spoken in the City of London?

The City of London

Answer

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Week 8 Reading Assignments
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Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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 Week 8 Video Explorations
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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.
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Week 8 For Fun: Trivia
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Monday-Friday, 7-11 March 2022

Spring Break


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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
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    Global Cultures News Feature of the Week
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    Week 9 Reading Assignments
    [click ↑ here]


    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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     Week 9 Video Explorations
    [click ↑ here]
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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.
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    Week 9 For Fun: Trivia


    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

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    20 - 26 March 2022
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     This Week's News in . . .

     
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    Chinese in Malaysia / China / Singapore
    India
    Global Cultures News Feature of the Week
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    Week 10 Reading Assignments
    [click ↑ here]


    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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     Week 10 Video Explorations
    [click ↑ here]
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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.
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    Week 10 For Fun: Trivia
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    27 March - 2 April 2022
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     What's Happening Week 11? (.pdf) (Sunday, 27 March 2022)

     This Week's News in . . .

     
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    Addio, Italia . . .

    Introduction to Ireland
    Methodological Perspectives of
      Sweet Treats around the World

    (time permitting)
    Primer on Presentations and Term Papers
    (time permitting)

    Your Presentation is due on-line this week Friday

    Global Cultures News Feature of the Week

     Primer on Presentations and Term Papers

    (time permitting)


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

    Sweet Treats Around the World

    Have a look at the other Students' Presentations

    Week 11 Reading Assignments
    [click ↑ here]


    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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     Week 11 Video Explorations
    [click ↑ here]
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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.
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    Week 11 For Fun: Trivia
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    3 - 9 April 2022
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     What's Happening Week 12? (.pdf) (Sunday, 3 April 2022)

     This Week's News in . . .

     
      Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
    Work on Your Term Paper
    Global Cultures News Feature of the Week

    REM: Review Student Presentations

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

    Week 12 Reading Assignments
    [click ↑ here]


    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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     Week 12 Video Explorations
    [click ↑ here]
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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.
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    Week 12 For Fun: Trivia
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    10 - 16 April 2022
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     This Week's News in . . .

     
      Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
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    f2021 Your Presentation is due on-line in Canvas by the end of Week 13, Saturday, 27 November 2021 (up to 99 points)
    Work on Readings for Your Term Paper
    (which is due next week)

    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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    Ketchup
    catch up / review / preview
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    Week 13 Reading Assignments
    [click ↑ here]


    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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     Week 13 Video Explorations
    [click ↑ here]
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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.
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    Week 13 For Fun: Trivia
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    17 - 23 April 2022
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     What's Happening Week 14? (.pdf) (Sunday, 17 April 2022)

     This Week's News in . . .

     
      Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
    Student Presentations
    Global Cultures News Feature of the Week
    The EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling
    (time permitting)
    (.pptx)
    Cadbury
    Chocolate bar 88%.
    Cholate bar 99%.

     chocolate



     



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


    f2021 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
    due Week 14, by Saturday, 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?

    Week 14 Reading Assignments
    [click ↑ here]


    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures



    The EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling
    (time permitting)
    (.pptx)

    Cadbury
    Chocolate bar 88%.
    Cholate bar 99%.

     chocolate



     



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


    f2021 Term Paper (up to 400 points)
    due Week 14, by Saturday, 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?


    Week 14 Reading Assignments
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    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures



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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.
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    Week 14 For Fun: Trivia
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    Week 14 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 . . .

    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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     This Week's News in . . .

     
      Map of the World CIA World Factbook 
    Wrapping it All Up
    Course Evaluation
    Summary / Review
    Final Exam Notes

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

     
     Wrapping it up
     
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    Global Cultures News Feature of the Week
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     Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice).
    Course Evaluation
    Department = ANTH
    Course # = 1080
    Section   080
    Course Call # = 65402
    Semester = Spring
    Year = 22


    The friendly folks from the UM Office of Measurement Services have sent you an Invitation and Reminder to Participate in an online Course Evaluation.

    Evaluations are important to me, the Department Head, and the Dean, as well as everyone in our Department.

    Please fill out the online Student Rating of Teaching (SRT)  carefully. 

    Evaluations are anonymous and will not be seen by the instructor until final grades for this course have been recorded, and then only aggregate information from the entire class will be passed onto the faculty member. 

    Your input will help improve this course.

    Thanks,

    Tim Roufs

    For assistance: eval@umn.edu or 1-HELP
    For SRT information: http://oms.umn.edu/srt

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    FINAL EXAM


    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)
    NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 7-15, so be sure not to miss watching them.
    Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fsvideo_schedule.html#week07>

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

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



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    f2021 Final Evaluation
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    Week 15 Reading Assignments
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    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

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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.
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    Week 15 For Fun: Trivia


    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 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



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

    FINAL EXAM


    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)
    NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 7-15, so be sure not to miss watching them.
    Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1095/fsvideo_schedule.html#week07>

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

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



     
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    f2021 Final Evaluation
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    Week 16 Reading Assignments
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    Textbook: Understanding Global Cultures

    Review for Final Exam

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     Week 16 Video Explorations
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    Review for Final Exam
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    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.
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    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.

     

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    (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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