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ANTH 1001: Introduction to anthropology
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (Week 13)
Available at http://anthro.rschram.org/1001/2020/5.1.2
In the final assignment for this class, we want you to show us that you not only understand the main ideas from each topic we have covered, but that you can explain them in your own words and explain your own views on them.
To review for this assignment, look at each topic we discussed and ask “So, what? Who cares?”
In other words, you want to think about how each topic in this class contributes to the aims of anthropology, which is to establish that there is no single way to be human, except for the fact that every human being is also part of a larger whole, a society, and is the raw material for a society's ideals.
Thinking back on the class, I can see three main ideas that have emerged as we investigated different topics in each module. Each of the topics from class speaks to one or more of these ideas, and you can see connections across the topics in this way.
You can sort each of the examples, concepts, and arguments from each week into each of these three ideas (and some topics would belong in more than one).
General info: The goal of this class | What we will do in this class | Readings, other class requirements, and online resources | A note about attendance | The keys to success in this class | A guide to effective email | The ANTH 1001 class Canvas site (requires USYD login)
Lecture outlines and guides:
|Module 1: What makes us human?||Weeks 1–3|
|1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2||Ryan Schram|
|Module 2: Can an anthropologist really leave her culture?||Weeks 4–6|
|2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.0, 2.3.0||Ryan Schram|
|Module 3: Is family universal?||Weeks 7–9|
|3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.2||Jadran Mimica|
|Module 4: Where is the mind?||Weeks 10–12|
|4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2||Jadran Mimica|
|5.1.1, 5.1.2||Ryan Schram|
Assignments: Online discussion posts and responses | Weekly reflections | Module 1 concept quiz | Tell me a story...: An analysis of qualitative data | Proposal for a Grade 12 lesson on kinship | Comprehensive (open-book, take-home) essay response assignment