Spring 2011 152 sylabus

Spring 2011 152 sylabus - Anthropology 152 - Culture and...

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Unformatted text preview: Anthropology 152 - Culture and Humanity Spring 2011 Paul Christensen, PhD. Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii at M noa Instructors contact information: Email: paulchri@hawaii.edu OfFce hours: Wednesday, 8:30-11:20 am, or by appointment, Saunders Hall 318 Teaching Assistant: Eric Cunningham ( ericjc@hawaii.edu ) Course introduction and goals: Cultural anthropology is the study of how humans have shaped and given meaning to the world in which we live. It is an exploration of the variety with which we build, alter, and adapt to our lived environment. It is the goal of this course to give students an introduction to anthropology, including its prominent Fgures and theoretical perspectives. It provides students the foundation upon which to engage with anthropology academically and develop an anthropologically nuanced worldview. Student expectations and grading: Students are expected to attend every class session except in extraordinary situations; documentation is required in these instances. In addition, all rules of conduct for UH M noa student are followed closely, notably plagiarism is not tolerated and anyone caught engaging in this practice will be punished to the fullest extent of the rule (see the UH student code of conduct for details). Participation in class activities , including additional writing assignments are graded and count towards 20% or 40 points of the Fnal grade. Three papers , all reviews of Flms we watch in class are also assigned, due a week after viewing at the start of class. Any papers not turned in at this time are counted as late and penalized one letter grade per day (i.e. if the paper is turned in at anytime after class begins on the day it is due it is penalized a letter grade, the following day two letter grades, and so forth). Papers must be double-spaced, between 4-6 pages in length, no larger than 12-point font with appropriate margins, and follow the American Anthropology Associations style guide for citations (see www.aaanet.org for style guidelines). Students are required to give their opinions and reect upon the Flms while also drawing upon the lectures and readings to support their arguments and position. The papers count towards 30% of your Fnal grade or 60 points....
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