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 Semester Calendar s2022

 Major Due Dates

  Text Readings Schedule

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Weeks . . .
16 

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Week 1
9 - 15 January 2022
     
Introduction / Orientation
(.pptx)

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

(optional) Finding Information on Different Countries and Cultures
(.pptx)
     
 
Week 2
16 - 22 January 2022
     

  • 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.)
     
 
Week 3
23 - 29 January 2022
     
No new slides this week.
Review (or finish) slides from last week: Main Characteristics of Anthropology.


  • 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.)
 
 
Week 4 
30 January - 5 February 2022
     

  • 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

  • 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.)
 
 
Week 5 
6 - 12 February 2022
     

  • 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

    • 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.)
 
 
Week 6
13 - 19 February 2022
     

Review Weeks 1-5 slide decks for Midterm Exam
  • Introduction / Orientation (.pptx)
  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology (.pptx)
  • Holism (.pptx)
  • "Other Important Terms" (.pptx)
     
 
Week 7 
20 - 26 February 2022
     

Midterm Exam

s2022 Global Cultures Midterm Exam will be available Week 7, 21-26 February 2022 (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>


     

After you take the Midterm exam, re-view . . .


  • 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.)
 
 
Week 8 
27 February - 5 March 2022
     

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study I

For a start, Look at "Italy: Introduction"
and one other slide deck of your choice

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
  • Italy: Introduction
    slides: (.pptx)
    (This is a long set. You may want to do this in two or more sessions.)

    • Italy: Demography
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Languages and Communication
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Regions
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Forces of Nature
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Metaphorical Analysis--Italian Opera
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: History and World View
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Politics
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Immigration/Emigration
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Masterworks and Classics
      slides: (.pptx)

     
 

Spring Break
7 - 11 March 2022

 
     
 
Week 9 
13 -19 March 2022
     

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study II

After watching "Italy: Introduction"
and one other slide deck of your choice last week,

this week have a look at

"Italy: Demography",

"Italy: Languages and Communication," and

"Italy: Forces of Nature"

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
  • Italy: Introduction
    slides: (.pptx)
    (This is a long set. You may want to do this in two or more sessions.)

    • Italy: Demography
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Languages and Communication
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Regions
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Forces of Nature
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Metaphorical Analysis--Italian Opera
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: History and World View
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Politics
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Immigration/Emigration
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Masterworks and Classics
      slides: (.pptx)

     
 
Week 10 
20 - 26 March 2022
     

  • 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

    • 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.)
     
 
Week 11 
27 March - 2 April 2022
     

Review

  • 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

  • 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.)
 
 
Week 12
3 - 9 April 2022
     
  • 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

    • 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.)

     
 
Week 13 
10 - 16 April 2022
     

Methodological Perspectives of Sweet Treats around the World
(.pptx)

     
 
Week 14
17 - 23 April 2022
     

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

     
 
Week 15
24 - 30 April 2022
     
See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder

Review (Yes, one more time):
Main Characteristics of Anthropology (.pptx)

Ask yourself, "How do these characteristics relate to my Term Paper and Presentation?"



  • 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.)
     
 
Week 16
1 - 7 May 2022

Final Exams Week

     

Final Exam

s2022 The Global Cultures Final Exam is scheduled for Monday-Friday, 2 - 6 May 2022 (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>

     
     
     
     

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