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GC 3.0 Slides Schedule   GC 4.0 Text Assignments Schedule
GC 5.0 Other (check Canvas   GC 6.0 Exams . . . (wk-7) and  (wk-16)
GC 7.0 REM: Work on Project   GC 8.0 Discussion(s)
GC Main Due Dates   GC Fall 2024 Calendar
Checklist for the Semester

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Preterm
1.0
    Memos
      Nothing is due before the course begins, but read before the end of the first week--or wander around aimlessly for weeks trying to figure Canvas out on your own
   
  
Greetings! Information on Textbook and Other Things (11 August 2024)
   
  
Canvas “Modules” and “Sunday Memos” -- General Organization of Stuff (14 August 2024)
   
  
Using the Canvas "Modules" -- REVIEW (skip if you are comfortable using Canvas "Modules") (15 August 2024)
   
  
Welcome to Anthropology of Food (18 August 2024)
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Week 1: 26 - 31 August 2024
1.0 "SUNDAY MEMO" (25 August 2024) xxx s2024 link
     
2.0 VIDEOS Many Ways to See the World: A Thirty-minute Tour of World Map Images (30 min., 2005, CC)
     
     Video Clips "Selective Attention Test" (1:21 min.)
  "The Monkey Business Illusion" (1:42 min.)
     
3.0 SLIDES Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
  Meet Your Professor (.pptx)  (WebPage)
     
4.0 READINGS
Gannon & Pillai
PART I: INTRODUCTION
—Ch. 1 Understanding Cultural Metaphors
     
5.0 OTHER Dates for Main Items
     
8.0 DISCUSSIONS » Introduce Yourself to the Class s2024
  » Say "Hello" to Others in the Class s2024
     
12.0 IN-THE-NEWS Sign Up For ONE In-the-News Summary (on Google Drive f2024)
     
HANDOUT(S) First-Day Handout (The "Syllabus")
      The Course In a Nutshell
     
(optional)
For Fun Trivia
  The citizens of what country complain that their country keeps getting left off of maps?
     

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Week 1: 26 - 31 August 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO" (25 August 2024) xxx s2024 link
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
Many Ways to See the World: A Thirty-minute Tour of World Map Images (30 min., 2005, CC)
     Short Video Clips
  
Viewing Tests: "Selective Attention Test" (1:21 min.)
          "The Monkey Business Illusion" (1:42 min.)
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
   
  
Meet Your Professor (.pptx)  (WebPage)
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Gannon & Pillai PART I: INTRODUCTION
Ch. 1 Understanding Cultural Metaphors
5.0
OTHER . . .
 
Dates for Main Items
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
» Introduce Yourself to the Class s2024
   
  
» Say "Hello" to Others in the Class s2024
12.0
IN-THE-NEWS . . .
 
Sign Up For ONE In-the-News Summary (on Google Drive f2024)
  HANDOUT(S) . . .
  
First-Day Handout (The "Syllabus")
   
  
 —
The Course In a Nutshell
  (optional)
For Fun Trivia
  The citizens of what country complain that their country keeps getting left off of maps?
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Week 1: 26 - 31 August 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO" (25 August 2024) xxx s2024 link
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
Many Ways to See the World: A Thirty-minute Tour of World Map Images (30 min., 2005, CC)
     Short Video Clips
  
Viewing Tests: "Selective Attention Test" (1:21 min.)
          "The Monkey Business Illusion" (1:42 min.)
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
   
  
Meet Your Professor (.pptx)  (WebPage)
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Gannon & Pillai PART I: INTRODUCTION
Ch. 1 Understanding Cultural Metaphors
5.0
OTHER . . .
 
Dates for Main Items
6.0
MIDTERM . . .    
7.0
PROJECT . . .    
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
» Introduce Yourself to the Class s2024
   
  
» Say "Hello" to Others in the Class s2024
12.0
IN-THE-NEWS . . .
 
Sign Up For ONE In-the-News Summary (on Google Drive f2024)
  HANDOUT(S) . . .
  
First-Day Handout (The "Syllabus")
   
  
 —
The Course In a Nutshell
  (optional)
For Fun Trivia
  The citizens of what country complain that their country keeps getting left off of maps?
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Week 2: 1 - 7 September 2024
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"SUNDAY MEMO" (1 September 2024)
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
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SLIDES . . .
  
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Meet Your Professor (.pptx)  (WebPage)
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Gannon & Pillai PART I: INTRODUCTION
Ch. 34 The Spanish Bullfight
   
  
  Ch. 35 The PortugueseSpanish Bullfight
   
  
   
5.0
OTHER . . .  
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6.0
MIDTERM . . .
  
 
7.0
PROJECT . . .
  
 
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
12.0
IN-THE-NEWS . . .
  
Sign Up For ONE In-the-News Summary (on Google Drive f2024)
  HANDOUT(S) . . .
  
  (optional)
For Fun Trivia
   
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Week 3: 8 - 5 September 2024
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"SUNDAY MEMO" (1 September 2024)
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
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3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
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Meet Your Professor (.pptx)  (WebPage)
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Gannon & Pillai PART I: INTRODUCTION
Ch. 34 The Spanish Bullfight
   
  
  Ch. 35 The PortugueseSpanish Bullfight
   
  
   
5.0
OTHER . . .  
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6.0
MIDTERM . . .
  
 
7.0
PROJECT . . .
  
SUBMIT Project Part 1: Informal Proposal
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
12.0
IN-THE-NEWS . . .
  
Sign Up For ONE In-the-News Summary (on Google Drive f2024)
  HANDOUT(S) . . .
  
 

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For Fun Trivia

   
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Week 1: 26 - 31 August 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO"
2.0
VIDEO . . .
  
That Sugar Film (90 min.)
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course
   
  
Meet Your Professor (.pptx)  (WebPage)
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Eating Culture 2nd Ed. PROLOGUE, "SETTING THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL TABLE"
   
  
  Look over Glossary pp. 301-312 and familiarize yourelf with the terms
   
  
Omnivore's Dilemma INTRODUCTION: "Our National Eating Disorder", pp. 1-11.
5.0
OTHER . . .
  
DUE: Self Assessment
6.0
MIDTERM . . .  
 —
7.0
PROJECT . . .  
 —
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
Introduce Yourself to the Class
   
  
Say "Hello" to Others in the Class
   
  
   
  
  HANDOUTS . . .   First-Day Handout (The "Syllabus")
     
 
-- The Course In a Nutshell
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Week 3: 16 - 22 June 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO"
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
Did Cooking Make Us Human? (ca. 52 min.)
     
  
The Desert People (51 min.)
     Short Video Clips
  
Extreme Cuisine: "Eating Rat at the New Year" ("Would You Eat a Dead Rat?")
          "Eating Live Octopus"
          "Eating Bats"
          "Eating Insects"
3.0
  SLIDES . . .
  
Culture as a Primary Concept
   
  
 
-- How about a little game of Jeopardy?
   
  
Comparative Method as Major Approach
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Eating Culture 2nd Ed. Ch. 2 SETTLED INGREDIENTS: DOMESTIC FOOD PRODUCTION
   
  
The Language of Food "Introduction", pp.1-6
   
  
  Ch. 1 "How to Read a Menu", pp.7-20
5.0
OTHER . . .  
 —
 
6.0
MIDTERM . . .
  
SUBMIT One Midterm Exam Question (These are the Study Questions for the Midterm Exam)
7.0
PROJECT . . .
  
SUBMIT Project Part 1: Informal Proposal
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
   
  
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Week 4: 23 - 29 June 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO"
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
The Pig Commandments (72 min.)
      
  
"Food for Body and Spirit" (29 min.)
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
Biocultural Framework for the Study of Diet and Nutrition: Introduction
   
  
Terms: Nutritional Status
   
  
Terms: Human Nutrient Needs
   
  
Diet and Human Evolution: Introduction
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Eating Culture 2nd Ed. Ch. 3 MOBILE INGREDIENTS: ROOTS, ROUTES, AND REALITIES OF INDUSTRIALIZED AGRICULTURE
   
  
Omnivore's Dilemma Industrial Meal: Ch. 7 "The Meal: Fast Food", pp. 109-119
   
  
The Language of Food Ch. 2 "Entrée", pp. 21-34
   
  
  Ch. 3 "From Sikbāj to Fish and Chips", pp. 35-48
5.0
OTHER . . .
  
After the Exam Take the Two Selective Attention Tests (very short, 0:1:21 and 0:1:41)
6.0
MIDTERM . . .
  
7.0
REM: PROJECT . . .  
 —
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
Food and Climate Change
   
  
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Week 5: 30 June - 6 July 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO"
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
Soul Food Junkies (ca.60 min.)
      
  
Two Fat Ladies: "Timber!" Series 4 Episode 23 (30 min.)
    Short Video Clips
  
     
  
"Slow Food" -- National Geographic
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
Two Fat Ladies (slides)
   
  
Secret Ingredients -- Sherri A. Inness
   
  
The "Obesity Epidemic"
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Eating Culture 2nd Ed. Ch. 4 COOKS AND KITCHENS
      Omnivore's Dilemma Industrial Organic Meal: Ch. 9 "Big Organic", pp. 173-184
   
  
The Language of Food Ch. 4 "Ketchup, Cocktails, and Pirates", pp. 49-63
   
  
  Ch. 5 "A Toast to Toast", pp. 64-77
      Special Assignment for Packer Fans: Tim Roufs' article on Booyah
      Special Assignment for "Rangers": Tim Roufs' article on Potica
      Special Assignment for people who like "Hot Dish": Tim Roufs' article on Hot Dish
5.0
OTHER . . .  
 —
6.0
MIDTERM . . .
  
7.0
PROJECT . . .   SUBMIT Part 2: Formal Promissory Abstract and Working Bibliography
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
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Week 6: 7 - 13 July 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO"
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
Food Design (52 min.)
      
  
"Soup" (63 min.)
    Short Video Clips
  
After the Exam Take the Two Selective Attention Tests (very short, 0:1:21 and 0:1:41)
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
Main Characteristics of Anthropology: HOLISM as a Primary Theoretical Goal
   
  
Main Characteristics of Anthropology: FIELDWORK as a Primary Research Technique
   
  
Anthropology and its Parts Chart
   
  
The EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to SCALING
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Eating Culture 2nd Ed. Ch. 5 RECIPES AND DISHES
   
  
Omnivore's Dilemma Local Sustainable Meal: Ch. 14 "Grass Fed", pp. 262-273
      The Language of Food Ch. 6 "Who Are You Calling a Turkey?", pp. 78-91
        Ch. 7 "Sex, Drugs, and Sushi Rolls", pp. 92-106
5.0
OTHER . . .  
 —
6.0
FINAL EXAM . . .  
 —
7.0
PROJECT . . .
  
For your Project, have a look at the "Units of Analysis" information--just to make sure you're on track with that important aspect of your Presentation and Term Paper
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
Female Farmers During Food Crises
11.0
Other (optional) . . .
Play with the World Food Clock (including food waste, water, and Tree Loss Clock)
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Week 7: 14 - 20 July 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO"
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print (ca.63 min.)
   
  
Eating Our Way to Extinction (ca.82 min.)
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
   
  
Food Revolutions: The Neolithic "Agricultural" Revolution
   
  
Food Revolutions: The Big Question: Was the Invention of Agriculture a HUGE mistake?
-- Social and Political Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Eating Culture 2nd Ed. Ch. 6 EATING-IN: COMMENSALITY AND GASTRO-POLITICS
   
  
Omnivore's Dilemma Hunter-Gatherer Meal: Ch. 20 "The Perfect Meal", pp. 391-411
      The Language of Food Ch. 8 "Potato Chips and the Nature of the Self", pp. 107-116
        Ch. 9 "Salad, Salsa, and the Flour of Chivalry", pp. 117-129
5.0
OTHER . . .
  
6.0
FINAL EXAM . . .
  
SUBMIT One Final Exam Question in this DROPBOX (after annotation these will be your STUDY QUESTIONS) su2024
7.0
PROJECT . . .
  
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
Michael W. Twitty's (Now-classic) Open Letter to Paula Deen from Afroculinaria
10.0
EXTRA CREDIT
DROPBOXES
 
(optional)
  Extra Credit CASE STUDY
Extra Credit LECTURE REPORT
Extra Credit VIDEO REVIEW
Extra Credit EVENT REVIEW
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Week 8: 21 - 26 July 2024
1.0
 
  
"SUNDAY MEMO"
2.0
VIDEOS . . .
  
Vegan (59 min.)
      
  
King Charles III and The Future of Food (50 min.)
3.0
SLIDES . . .
  
Food Revolutions: The Search for Spices
   
  
Food Revolutions: The Scientific Revolution
4.0
READINGS . . .
  
Eating Culture 2nd Ed. Ch. 7 EATING-OUT AND GASTRONOMY
      The Language of Food Ch. 12 "Does This Name Make Me Sound Fat? Why Ice Cream and Crackers Have Different Names", pp. 159-170
        Ch. 13 "Why the Chinese Don't Have Dessert", pp. 171-185
5.0
OTHER . . .
  
6.0
FINAL EXAM . . .
  
7.0
PROJECT . . .
  
TERM PAPER DROPBOX [SUBMIT TERM PAPERS HERE] (Project Part 4)
8.0
DISCUSSIONS . . .
  
Picturing Food Waste
   
  
Tattoo for Tacos
   
  
My Favorite Anth of Food . . . And My Least Favorite. . . .
 

GC Index of Major Items
GC 1.0 "Sunday Memos"   GC 2.0 Video Schedule
GC 3.0 Slides Schedule   GC 4.0 Text Assignments Schedule
GC 5.0 Other (check Canvas   GC 6.0 Exams . . . (wk-7) and  (wk-16)
GC 7.0 REM: Work on Project   GC 8.0 Discussion(s)
GC Main Due Dates   GC Fall 2024 Calendar
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