ANTH 130 Sum 10 DVC Syll

ANTH 130 Sum 10 DVC Syll - Anthr 130-5927: Cultural...

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Anthr 130-5927: Cultural Anthropology Instructor: Jayne Smithson Diablo Valley College: Online Course E-Mail: jsmithson@dvc.edu Summer 2010 Course Description The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the behavioral, rather than physical, adaptations and developmental aspects of the human species. Anthr 130 is a survey course of the role of Culture as a basic aspect of human communities worldwide. DVC Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for this course are as follows: SLO 1. analyze how behavior in different cultural groups is adaptive and/or maladaptive. SLO 2. describe the advantages and disadvantages of cultural relativism. SLO 3. assess the impact of modernization and globalization on human cultures. SLO 4. apply the scientific method to understand human cultural behavior. SLO 5. evaluate importance of saving traditional cultures. Resources : Online Access and Textbook Access our course website by using the DVC WebCT link for Anthropology 130-5927. Text: “Cultural Anthropology - The Human Challenge”, 12 th ed., by Haviland, Prins, Walrath, McBride E-handouts and video links as provided through the course website. Discussion postings through the course website are a mandatory part of this online class. Grading A = 90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 55=69% F = anything else Participation in online discussions 50 points Essay assignment 20 points Kinship assignment 20 points Ethnographic assignment 30 points Six unit tests (30 pts. ea.) 180 points 300 total points Things you should know: This course is designed for students who enjoy the freedom of a flexible schedule, and who have the discipline to complete and submit assignments on time without the structure of a traditional classroom. 1) This online course content might not interface well with Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari or other browsers. Use Internet Explorer if you have problems accessing the course content. 2) Read the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) section linked on the course home page for solutions to problems you may have with this course. If you cannot find the answer to your question or need further help, e-mail me (jsmithson@dvc.edu).
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