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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)

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)
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Class Project
up to 480 points = about* 24.0% of about* 2000 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 Culture and Persoanltiy term paper and project from the traditional "four-fold" approach of American Anthropology. If the "four-fold" 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.

  • 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

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

     
a.
Informal Project Statement/Proposal
     
b.
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c.
Promissory Abstract [an error occurred while processing this directive]
     
d.
Final Paper[an error occurred while processing this directive]
         
   
B.
Presentation
AVISO: Unexcused late assignments receive no credit
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f2018 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Project
due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 29 September 2018

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

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

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

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

This means that you should include three or four 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.)

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 this (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):

This means that you should include three or four 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.)

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 this (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):

For this assignment you may turn in the sources information any way you like --  except that if you are using a web site include the name of the web site (and author, if it has an author) in addition to the URL.  (That is, do not just cite the URL.)

Roufs, Timothy G. and Kathleen Smyth Roufs. Sweet Treats. accessed 8 February 2019. http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/SweetTreats.html#title.

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 Turabian/Chicago Style or a standard scientific method.  Which of those you use is up to you.

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

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

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

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

This means that you should include three or four 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.)

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 this (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):

Roufs, Timothy G. and Kathleen Smyth Roufs. Sweet Treats. accessed 8 February 2019. http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/SweetTreats.html#title.

What do you think?"

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

 

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Writers’ Workshop

The Writers' Workshop offers free one-to-one writing support to all members of UMD's campus community. Sessions are held synchronously online or in-person with a graduate student or faculty consultant. Feel free to bring any writing project at any stage in the writing process. To make an appointment, visit d.umn.edu/writwork or stop by the Workshop’s front desk located on the second floor of Martin Library and visit with Jill Jenson and her staff.  

Students in this class have permission to see a Writers’ Workshop consultant for assistance on exams, and all written projects.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center on the second floor of Martin Library offers free tutoring sessions for this course. Your tutor will be a high-achieving student trained to assist you. To learn more about the Tutoring Center, find the tutor(s) qualified for this subject area, or reserve a time with a tutor, please visit the Tutoring Center website. The tutors look forward to working with you!


 
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Research Help

Research Help is a service where librarians provide guidance, support, and instruction on how to find and use information. You can meet with a librarian when you’re not sure how to get started with a research project, when you’ve hit a wall in your research, or your usual process isn’t working. You can chat with a librarian 24/7, schedule an appointment with a subject librarian, email, or drop-in during the day


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Project Preparations

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

f2018 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Project
due by the end of Week 5, Saturday, 29 September 2018

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

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

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

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

This means that you should include three or four 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.)

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 this (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):

This means that you should include three or four 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.)

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 this (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):

For this assignment you may turn in the sources information any way you like --  except that if you are using a web site include the name of the web site (and author, if it has an author) in addition to the URL.  (That is, do not just cite the URL.)

Roufs, Timothy G. and Kathleen Smyth Roufs. Sweet Treats. accessed 8 February 2019. http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/SweetTreats.html#title.

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 Turabian/Chicago Style or a standard scientific method.  Which of those you use is up to you.

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

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

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

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

This means that you should include three or four 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.)

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 this (include as much of this material as is available for the site[s] you are looking at):

Roufs, Timothy G. and Kathleen Smyth Roufs. Sweet Treats. accessed 8 February 2019. http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/SweetTreats.html#title.

What do you think?"

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

 

Term Paper (1) bibliography and Term Paper (2) promissory abstract due by the end of Week 7, Friday 6 March 2015

Summary of Presentation Schedules

Your CP Term Paper is due at the end of Week 14, Saturday, 1 December 2018

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.

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).


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This course is governed by the . . .

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
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/>
.

Student Academic Integrity
-- UMD Office of Academic Affairs (Effective: November 22, 2011)

Use of AI-content generators for assignments in this class

When I taught Advanced Writing for the Social Sciences here at UMD, for over twenty-five years, my rule of thumb advice to students was to plan to spend 60% or more of their time and effort revising drafts (for academic type writing).

In 2001 Wikipedia appeared on the scene and very quickly became a useful tool as a starting point for many academic projects even though as an open-source resource the Wikipedia entries are not checked and verified in the same manner as other traditional reference materials.

Spelling and grammar checkers arrived on the general scene and helped with spelling and grammar checking, but, as you no doubt have discovered, they continue to require human editing.

And, of course, before that we had a selection of excellent Encyclopedia offering good starting points for many projects, the most popular being The Encyclopedia Brittanica.

And long before that there were libraries--since at least the days of Alexandria in Egypt, in the third century B.C.

The bottom line . . .

Today the evolution of research resources and aids continues with the relatively rapid appearance of ChatGPT and other automated content generators.

As many folks have already found out, they can be very useful as starting points, much like their predecessors. But, from the academic point of view, they are still only starting points.

Professors nationwide are for the most part advised, and even encouraged, to experiment with the potentials of ChatGPT and similar apps.

In this class it is fine to experiment, with the caveat that all of your written academic work demonstrates that your personal efforts—including content development and revision—reflect your personal originality, exploration, analysis, explanation, integrating and synthesizing of ideas, organizational skills, evaluation, and overall learning and critical thinking efforts.

That is to say you may experiment with the AI tool to do tasks such as e.g, brainstorming, narrowing topics, writing first drafts, editing text, and the like. AI-generated works should in no case be more than that.

In the end you need to become familiar enough with the various subjects, peoples, and places discussed in this class to research a topic and problem-solve on your own, and carry on an intelligent conversation about them in modern-day society . . . a conversation that goes byond your voicing an unsupported opinion.

Please ask questions of and offer comments to
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troufs@d.umn.edu

USEFUL LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For the record, what follows is the official UMD Academic Integrity Policy. Note that "unless otherwise noted by the faculty member" this is the default policy.

"UMD’s Academic Integrity policy covers any work done by automated content generators such as ChatGPT or other generative artificial intelligence tools unless otherwise noted by the faculty member. These tools present new challenges and opportunities."

"Within the confines of this class The use of AI-content generators is strictly prohibited for any stage of homework/assignment (e.g., draft or final product). The primary purposes of college are developing your thinking skills, being creative with ideas, and expanding your understanding on a wide variety of topics. Using these content generating AI tools thwarts the goal of homework/assignments to provide students opportunities to achieve these purposes. Please make the most of this time that you have committed to a college education and learn these skills now, so that you can employ them throughout your life." -- Jennifer Mencl, UMD Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, 10 May 2023

Current information from the UMN Senate Committee on Educational Policy Resources

<https://provost.umn.edu/chatgpt-syllabus-statements>

See Also Using Wikipedia and other Standard Reference Works
 

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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
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/code/>

and the

Student Conduct Code Statement (students' rights)
<http://www.d.umn.edu/conduct/conduct/conduct-statement.html>

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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