Peoples and Cultures of Europe
 University of Minnesota Duluth

446567 -001 LEC, 12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M., Tu, Th (01/15/2020 - 05/01/2020), Cina Hall  214, instruction mode: Partially Online, Roufs,Tim, 3 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require

First-Day Handout
(.pdf version s2020)

 Welcome Memo

    Learner Outcomes



Spring 2020
Tuesday / Thursday 11:00-11:50
and by appointment



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textbooks for the course
 general textbook information

NOTE: Free Textbook

From Matt Rosendahl Director of the UMD Library:

Dear Tim,

Greetings from the library! In an effort to help ease the burden of textbook costs for students, we have partnered with the bookstore to identify the required course texts that are owned by the library or could be purchased in ebook format. This fall the library will provide free and unlimited access to ebook versions of more than 100 required texts. This is a library initiative to provide immediate access to the course materials at no charge to your students.

For your course ANTH 3635, students can access the text A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe via this URL

Please share this with your students in your communication about the course. In addition, when students log into Canvas this semester they will see the new service called Library Course Pages and this service will provide the link for your students to access the text. You can learn more about the new Library Course Page service, including links for assistance, via our website.

If you have questions, or need assistance, please reply to this email. 

Thank you,


Matt Rosendahl
Library Director


Kathryn A. Martin Library  |  University of Minnesota Duluth

416 Library Drive  |  Duluth, MN 55812

Pronouns I respond to: he/him/his


Textbook / Course Materials

 detailed text information

  text assignments summary

 A Companiono to the Anthropology of Europe

Ullrich Kockel, Máiread Nic Craith, and Jonas Frykman (Eds.)
 A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe
Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

ISBN: 978-1-119-11162-7 (paperback)

is currently available on-line for $50.48 new ppbk., $140.00 [sic.] used, and $43.99 Kindle
(+ p/h, where applicable, at & eligible for Amazon Prime).

(21 December 2019)

NOTE: This is NOT the Hardbound edition (which costs $149.99-$161.31).

If you simply search on for the book, you might only see the expensive hardbound copy towards the top of the list.

See Note about Free Text Above

  Cutting Costs for College Textbooks

general textbook information for all of your courses


In a nutshell, ANTH 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe consists of three main segments:

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

Where to Begin?


Open your Moodlefolder and have a look around (once it is made available on-line) . . .






Go to your MoodleDashboard . . . and,




Select ANTH 3635 . . .

MoodleDashboard will look different than the one below

You will find basic course information links on
the course Home Page

REM: Links on screenshots are not hot (active)

Clicking on one of your Moodlethe "Course Navigation Links"
(when you are in
will take you to the major sections
ANTH 3888 folder . . .

Clicking on one of the "Global Navigation Links"
(when you are in
will take you to the major sections
of your overall
that includes all of your courses that use  
Moodle. . .

And check the other links Links Below the picture . . .
(when you are in Moodle)
for other important materials . . .

Then go to the "Syllabus" Section
(using the Course Navigation Panel) 

Clicking on "Syllabus" will bring you to a page that looks like this . . .

If you are new to Canvas, start here . . .

If you are familiar with Canvas, start here . . .

To get started with the basics of the course, go to
"Getting Started" . . .

Note that the Canvas page created specifically for this course
have a little link towards the top
to return you to the Canvas Syllabus . . .

Or just use the "Syllabus" link on the Course Navigation Panel

. . . and REM: Your "Syllabus" page will look something like this . . .

To go "Home" anytime . . .

REM: Your "Home" page will look something like this . . .

Have a look at the basic layout for the materials
that appear in each weeks
Moodle"Calendar" listings

You can find these by going to the "Calendar"
from the Global Navigation Panel

Your "Calendar" page for Week 1 will look something like this . . .

Clicking on the individual calendar items for details of the items
(when you are in
REM: Links on screenshots are not hot (active)

Likewise, clicking on the
"Recent Announcements / What's Happening" links
at the very top of the "Home" page
will bring you to the latest information for the class. . . .
These items change as new announcements appear

These announcements are easiest to find
on your "Home" page
(or in your UM e-mail account)

Clicking on
"What's Happening Week 1" will bring you to a memo describing Week 1 events . . .

The "A-Z" links are handy to jump to up-to-date current topics . . .

when you are in
They are handy to find out more information on any subject that is scheduled to be covered in this course

These can really be useful when you start looking for a topic for your term project

Other Useful information:

 Writers' Workship

The Writers' Workshop offers free one-to-one writing support to all members of UMD's campus community. Graduate student or faculty consultants will work with you on any writing project at any stage in the writing process.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit <>, or stop by the Workshop's front desk in the Securian Learning Commons on the second floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library and visit with Jill Jenson and her staff. Walk-ins are welcome if a consultant is available.

Look for the Workshop’s trademark wall mural covered with quotations about writing. 

Students in this class have permission to see a Writers’ Workshop consultant for all take-home exams


Grades / Grading / Academic Policies

Anthropology of Europe
(fka Peoples and Cultures of Europe)

This course is governed by the . . .

University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy

UMD Office of Student and Community Standards

"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 []. 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

and the

Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)

The instructor will enforce and students are expected to follow the University's Student Conduct Code []. 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)

Instructor and Student Responsibilities Policy


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.

and the

other pertinent policies as determined by the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Duluth, The UMD College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology-Anthropology . . .

Teaching & Learning: Instructor and Student Responsibilities:


"UMD is committed to providing a positive, safe, and inclusive place for all who study and work here.  Instructors and students have mutual responsibility to insure that the environment in all of these settings supports teaching and learning, is respectful of the rights and freedoms of all members, and promotes a civil and open exchange of ideas. To reference the full policy please see:"


Final Exams:


"All 1xxx-5xxx courses offered for undergraduate credit should include a final graded component or end of term evaluation that assesses the level of student achievement of one or more course objectives. All final graded components are to be administered or due at the time and place according to the final exam schedule and not during the last week of class. To reference the full policy please see:"


Excused Absences:


"Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings.  It is the responsibility of students to plan their schedules to avoid excessive conflict with course requirements. However, there are legitimate and verifiable circumstances that lead to excused student absence from the classroom.  These are subpoenas, jury duty, military duty, religious observances, illness, bereavement for immediate family, and NCAA varsity intercollegiate athletics.  For complete information, please see:"


Appropriate Student Use of Class Notes and Course Materials:


"Taking notes is a means of recording information but more importantly of personally absorbing and integrating the educational experience. However, broadly disseminating class notes beyond the classroom community or accepting compensation for taking and distributing classroom notes undermines instructor interests in their intellectual work product while not substantially furthering instructor and student interests in effective learning. For additional information, please see:"


Other Important Policies:

Grading & Transcripts policy

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence policy

Equity, Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Affirmative Action policy

Academic Freedom and Responsibility policy

Disability Services policy

Syllabus Policy

Syllabus Policy Statements

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Course Numbering


Student Academic Integrity

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 for more information.

Learner Outcomes are guided by the following information . . .

See rubrics details with individual Canvas assignments.

Grades / Grading / Academic Policies and Rubrics

Midterm Exam Rubrics

Final Exam Rubrics

Problem / Project Statement / Proposal Rubrics

Project Presentation Rubrics

Term Paper Rubrics

Extra Credit Rubrics

Class Activities Rubrics

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