UMBC ANTH 211 Syllabi

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Unformatted text preview: and our discussions in class. 2.) Reading Assignments Reading Plan: 1. Thinking Anthropologically - Start the semester with readings from Thinking Anthropologically, this text will be directly referred to in class lectures on general organization and concepts in Anthropology and is good material for you to become more familiar with general concepts and key terms in Anthropology discussed in the first part of our semester. 3 2. Applying Cultural Anthropology - From week to week, read from our textbook: Applying Cultural Anthropology. For specific chapters due from week to week see the class calendar. Generally readings are expected to be completed by the Thursday of each week. (with some exceptions, which will be announced in class). Discussions are evaluated as class participation. If you are generally a shy person or have public communication problems please talk to the professor about your participation. You will be offered alternative forms of participation such are written summaries of each chapter. 3.Ethnograhic books - Your will read 3 ethnographic studies: “Worker in the Cane” by Sidney W. Mintz “Tuhami” by Vincent Crapanzano “Nuer Journey, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota” by Holtzman & Foner Reading Ethnographic books In the first part of the semester you are assigned to read two books, Worker in The Cane and Tuhami, and write a short (4 page) comparative reflection, which examines both books together. Compare the two studies based on the outline given in class by the professor. Take these two ethnographies as an example for your class project of the relationship between Individual Life History and Cultural Patterns. While reading, focus on Methodology, Fieldwork and writing style. This Comparative reflection is due based on date given in the class calendar and will be your basis for our class discussion of the two books. (See syllabus) Each study will be introduced in class and then after you read them we will have an in class comprehensive discussion. Your in class participation during...
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