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Anthropology of Europe
(fka Peoples and Cultures of Europe)


Canvas Modules for Class Participants Spring 2023 [calendar]



Society for the Anthropology of Europe

Countries, Cultures, Regions, and Territories of Europe

 topics and resources

 European Studies

  language dictionaries

  BBC News: Europe EurostatEuropa (EU)

Tuesday, 29-Nov-2022 14:18:02 GMT

Europa and the Bull, Moreay.

Europa and the Bull

Enlèvement d'Europe
  Nöel-Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726


Anthropology of Europe Course Information


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Class Project = Term Paper & Presentation

(it is recommended that you do your Term Paper and your Presentation on the same topic)

Looking for other videos for your term Project?
Use the UMD Library Guide to Streaming Videos

Demosthenes Practising Oratory Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouy (1842–1923) -- Wikipedia
 
Charles Dickens, 1842, Francis Alexander -- Wikipedia.
Demosthenes Practising Oratory (1870)
 
Charles Dickens (1842)
Details of Presentation
 
Details of Term Paper

AVISO

As far as the assignments go, the Presentation and the Term Paper are not repititions or duplications.

They are different ways to present the results of your research to different audiences for different purposes.

It is the goal of this pair of assignments combined to give you experience presenting (a) your information to (b) two different audiences for (c) two different purposes.

If you are one who thinks the Term Paper and the formal audience should be first, and the Presentation and the informal audience second, that is a legitimate point of view. But since both can not be first, the model used here is the real-life situation one where a student presents a paper (or poster or whatever) to a student session of a regional meeting of their major (the informal audience), gets feedback from their regional peers, and then develops the project into a formal print version submitted to the regional organization (the formal project to a formal audience).

If you happen to have a major that doesn't have a regional organiztion or a student section, or have not declared a major, then your idea of having the the Term Paper first and Presentation last makes a lot more sense. If that is the case, pretend you have a major-related student section of a regional organization.

Unfortunately, with a class this size, it is not feasible to offer you the option to switch the order of the two.

Your Presentation
Demosthenes

(1) Presentation

Audience:

Classmates

(draft)

 
Your Term Paper
Charles Dickens, 1842, Francis Alexander.

(2) Term Paper

Audience:

Student Colleagues in a Regional Professional Organization
(i.e., a student paper presented at a regional meeting)

(finished version)

Purpose:

To inform classmates what you have been working on and what you have found interesting, and possibly what you would like to find out more about in the future.
  Purpose:

To present the results of personal research to members in a professional forum.

(i.e., or, if you prefer, your audience can be the members of a task force of which you are a member, in a company or organization like you would like to work for in the future.)
Style:

Informal
  Style:

Formal, following the specific syle and content guidelines of the organization.


(The default guidelines are those commonly accepted for academic college-level term papers in the style format most commonly used by people in your major.)
For further information see your respective
Presentation and Term Paper WebPages.

 



 
Class Project
up to 480 points
(*points will vary a little bit depending on the final number of Forum topics for the term)
   
A.

Term Paper (and paper research information)

NOTE: Try to work an analystical section into your paper, and at least think about approaching your Anth of Food term paper and project from the traditional "four-field" approach of American Anthropology. If the "four-field" approach does not work as a major appoach, consider at least addressing in summary form the relationship of your chosen topic(s) to traditional American Anthropology.

That is, whatever your topic, look at it through an Anthropological lens. For a review of what that's all about, have a look at the Main Characteristics of Anthropology slides (.pptx).

When relevant to your topic be sure to work in what is happening now; that is, where appropriate, relate it to current affairs.

And always keep in mind the basic elements of writing:

  • Audience: Classmmates

  • Purpose: To let them know what you were working on, and what you found out, and what might be interesting to look at in the future

  • Style: For the Paper, academic; for the Presentation, informal
         
     
a.
Informal Project Statement/Proposal[an error occurred while processing this directive]
     
b.
Working Bibliography
     
c.
Promissory Abstract [an error occurred while processing this directive]
     
d.
Final Paper[an error occurred while processing this directive]
         
   
B.
Presentation
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Your AE Presentation materials are due on-line by the end of Week 14, 22 April 2023


Presentation

remember that your Presentation is informal style

  • Length of Presentation
  • Audience for Your Presentation

    • Classmates (not the professor),

    • Or something like a "brown bag" luncheon presentation at your library to a mixed-group of curious individuals who normally attend more informal public lectures

    • Or students at the Student Presentations sections of the Central States Anthropological Society Annual Convention, or the annual regional convention of your major(s) [for example, Sociologists of Minnesota]

  • Purpose for Your Presentation

    • To let your audience know what you were working on, and what you found out, and what might be interesting to look at in the future

    • To get feedback on your Presentation that might be useful in preparing your final Term Paper

    • NOTE: This is a presentation of a work in progress

  • Style
    • for the Presentation, it may be informal

    • for the Paper, formal academic

    Term Paper
  • remember that your Term Paper is formal style

    Audience for Your Term Paper

    • Monthly On-line newsletter of the Central States Anthropological Society, or the monthly newsletter of the professional society of your major(s) [for example, Sociologists of Minnesota]

    • Length of Term Paper

      • 10 - 12 well-written pages, including one title page and one Works Cited (or References) page

        • 10-12 pages are including one title page (see sample title page) and

        • and at least one separate "Works Cited" (or "References") page

        • that leaves 08-10 pages of text (in the "Body" of your paper)

      • double-spaced

      • with one-inch margins all around

      • with body type font 11 or 12

      • illustrations, tables, figures, diagrams . . . may be included, but must be properly placed and cited

      • Term Paper Details

    Purpose for Your Term Paper

      • To let them know what you were working on, and what you found out, and what might be interesting to look at in the future

    Style for Your Term Paper is formal academic

      • for the Presentation, it may be informal

      • for the Paper, formal academic

    • Citation Conventions

    • Any standard format and citation convention . . .


    owl_purdue
     The Purdue Online Writing Lab

    Conducting Research

    General Research Papers
      Argument Papers
      Exploratory Papers
      Types of APA Papers

    APA General Format
    (7th Ed.)
      APA Sample Paper

    MLA General Format

    MLA Sample Paper

    Chicago-Turabian Manual of Style
    (CMOS 17th Ed.)

    General Format
      CMOS Author Date Sample Paper
      CMOS NB Sample Paper



    QUESTION: "When you put pictures in PowerPoint slides do you have cite them?"

    The basic rule is that one needs to cite everything used that is not of their own creation.  There are different ways to do that.

    For a presentation you can list the sources of the images on one or more slide (if you are using slides) at the end; that is, all of the references can be at the end; they do not necessarily have to be with each picture (that is, in a Presentation; in the Term Paper, each image must be identified, and the source given).

    If you are doing a web site, it is acceptable to link the picture to its source (which is the system I use on most of the images for the class web pages).

    • You can also add a link an image in a PowerPoint slide, but, in the end, that can be very confusing when a viewer or presenter clicks on an image accidentally and is taken away from the Presentation to the web site (or other source) of the picture.

    Have a look at the information below, and if you have any questions, please let me know.

    images

    The use of images is one of the great strengths of using WebPages.  Images help explain your point, and they allow you to present information quickly, clearly and concisely.  And they generally make your work look more interesting.

    Identify your images with concise headings.

    When you include an image, place it as close as possible to the part of the text that it illustrates.  Place images in the most appropriate locations; do not simply add them at the beginning or the end of your paper.

    At the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes.  Make sure each image has an accurate title.

       
    images In your Presentation make sure each image has an accurate title.  And at the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes, but do that part in tiny fonts. 
       
    images

    Images help explain your point, and they allow you to present information quickly, clearly and concisely.  And they generally make your work look more interesting.  Number your images and include concise headings.  And you must have at least one reference to each illustration . . . in the text.

    When you include an image in your Term Paper, place it as close as possible to the part of the text that it illustrates.  Place images in the most appropriate locations; do not simply add them at the beginning or the end of your paper.  If your image is bigger or longer than fits on the page where it should ideally go, indicate its position with instructions set off by lines above and below and place each image on a separate page immediately following the inserted instructions as with the following example.

                                                                                           


    Insert Image 1 about here

                                                                                          

    At the bottom of each image, include the source of information and any other relevant notes.  Do not number these notes in the same series as the content notes.  Make sure each image has an accurate title.

    Number your images consecutively, in the order mentioned in the text.  Number figures, diagrams, and illustrations similarly, but separately.

    In the text, refer to images, tables, figures, illustrations ... by their number.  For example:

    "Image 1 illustrates the relationship between the femur and its attached muscles.@

    ". . . these correlations support the hypothesis (see Figure 1)."

       
    credits    Somewhere in your paper you should include an identification of and credits for your cover image.  You can do this on the “Works Cites” or “References” page.  This information is usually not included on the cover page.
       

    Your AE Presentation materials are due on-line by the end of Week 14, 22 April 2023


    Project Preparations

    Your final term paper and presentation are due towards the end of the semester.

    s2023 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 11 February 2023


    s2023 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 11 February 2023


    Preparing Your "Informal Proposal"

    • Your topic/subject should be something that you, personally, are interested in

      • Your topic/subject can be almost anything you like, but it must be related to the Anthropology of Europe course

      • You may use materials from the textbook, class slides, and class videos--and, in fact, it is often an excellent idea to integrate class materials into your Project.

        But the main focus of your project should be on materials that are not required for the class.

    • The informal "proposal" itself can be very straightforward:

    The Informal Proposal is a simple statement
    (preferably in a Word document) of . . .

    1. "Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . ."

    2. "Here's why I'm interested in that. . . ."

    3. "Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . ."

    4. "What do you think?"

    Or . . .

    Your Informal Proposal can be something like . . .

    1. "I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind."

    2. "Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . ."

    3. Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . ."

    4. "What do you think?"


    • "What I think will be useful" means that you should include 3 or 4 items like references to materials and activities (such as interviewing someone . . .) that you think would be helpful to your in working on your project. (No, you do not have to do an interview; that's just one possibility.)

    • "Items" can be articles, short videos, photographs, books, interviews, personal experience. . . .

    • If you include a reference to a source on the web, be sure to give its full reference (not just the URL). For a web page your full reference should look something like the one below (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):

     

    Upload your file—one file—to your Canvas folder)

    • In order to upload your file please make sure that you save your Word file as a .docx or a .doc or a .rtf file.*

    • *Details on "Type of Files" are available in the "File Type Information" if you need more information on how to save your files on your computer.

    • Click on "upload assignment" button at the end of the Canvas assignment page.

      Once you have uploaded the file you can not re-upload the file unless you first remove the one you first uploaded.

      For more information regarding how to use the assignment tools, please view the Canvas Student User Guides

     

    A more formal statement (a "Promissory Abstract") of what you eventually decide upon isn't due for another two weeks

    Between now and then I will have a look at your informal proposal and give you some feedback on it, including instructions on how to proceed with your Promissory Abstract two weeks hence.)

    For the "Promissory Abstract" and "Working Bibliography" (that are due in two weeks) and for the Term Paper itself (due at the end of the semester) you need to use APA or MLA or Chicago/Turabian style or a standard scientific method.  Which of those you use is up to you.

    Additional information that might be helpful:

     http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/images/owl_purdue.gif
    "Understanding Writing Assignments" 
     

    "Problem / Project Statement / Proposal"

    s2023 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal (up to 20 points)
    due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 11 February 2023

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    Your AE Term Paper is due at the end of Week 13, Saturday, 15 April 2023

    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?

    You will be given reminders during the semester.

    Start from day one to brainstorm and explore ideas for your term paper. You should begin by listing your ideas in this Wiki. Please list your name, and potential topics that you may be interested in as your final term paper and presentation. We are using a wiki so that you can also see your peers ideas. This is so that you can get motivation, inspiration from each other. You may also ask your classmates, if you can select one of their topics/ideas. The goal is for you to select a topic that truly interests you, where you will have genuine curiosity to find out more information regarding that topic.

    Every student will write and submit their own term paper. If appropriate, you may collaborate with others for your presentations. Everyone will be required to present their papers, whether collaborating in a group or individually.

    Please see the example below for the format in which you should contribute in this wiki.

    How to use the Wiki:

    • Click on the "Edit" tab which appears below.

    • Type in the text box- you will be adding on to the text you see below.

    ** Please be sure to follow the format, and be careful not to delete others' content. You can write beneath someone else's ideas asking them for permission or simply use the other collaboration tools such as discussion forms, email or Live chat (if you see that student is also online).


    When relevant to your topic be sure to work in what is happening now; that is, where appropriate, relate it to current affairs.


    And with both your Presentation and your Term Paper be sure to relate your Project materials to the materials considered in class.

    For e.g., if you are doing a comparision/contrast between Italy and America and Finland include relevant items from Understanding Global Cultures, 6th Edition from . . .

    Chapter 19: The Italian Opera
    Chapter 8: The Finnish Sauna
    Chapter 15: American Football

    and the class slides from Italy
    slides: (.pptx)



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    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.


     
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    University of Minnesota Duluth Student Academic Integrity Policy
    <http://d.umn.edu/academic-affairs/academic-policies/classroom-policies/student-academic-integrity>

    UMD Office of Student and Community Standards
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    "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
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    Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)
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    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)

    Instructor and Student Responsibilities Policy

    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.


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