ANTH.syllabus - Anth 111/GS 111: Comparative Cultures...

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Anth 111/GS 111: Comparative Cultures 2:10-3:00 MWF Tannenbaum Fall 2007 Office: 11 Price Hall, 8-3829, nt01 Office Hours: 9-10:00 MWF, by appointment, OR chance. P URPOSE : In this course you will develop a hypothesis about the relationship between two or more cultural variables and using ethnographies and the electronic Human Relations Area Files explore the relationship, operationalize your hypothesis, and test it. In the process you will learn to think anthropologically about comparing cultures; use an electronic database; create and test hypotheses; and write analytically about the experience. C LASS S TRUCTURE : Discussion, lectures, and computer exercises. E VALUATION : Essays : Three essays. The first on theoretical approaches and problems associated with your chosen topic; the conclusion to your essay must be in the form of a hypothesis or relationship that you will explore during the rest of the semester, 15% of grade. The second essay on your hypothesis in light of your ethnographies; the conclusion to this essay will be your revised hypothesis, 20% of grade. The third essay based on your eHRAF findings and reflecting on the process – how has your hypothesis changed throughout the course and what do you make of all this, 25% of grade. Nagging Writing - Reading Assignments: Working towards your topic or question and your first essay: statement of research topic or question; brief bibliography of 3-5 relevant journal articles or book chapters; reading reactions for your readings; lead class discussion on an article from your bibliography. 10% of your grade. Two ethnographic outlines: one on the ethnography we read as a class and one you read on your own. Each 5% of your grade. Do them seriously and your essays will be easier. See handout. Human Relations Area Files assignments: see eHRAF assignment pages, 15% of your course grade. While any particular eHRAF assignment may not count much, they are necessary for your essays. Do them seriously and your essays will be easier. See
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ANTH 111 taught by Professor Tannenbaum during the Fall '07 term at Lehigh University .

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ANTH.syllabus - Anth 111/GS 111: Comparative Cultures...

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