UMBC ANTH 211 Syllabi

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Unformatted text preview: this comprehensive discussion will be evaluated. In the final part of the semester you are asked to read the book: “Nuer Journey, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota”. Apply this reading to your Fieldwork Presentation. See calendar for due date. 3.) Exams Students are required to write two exam papers for this class. Each exam paper is focused on comprehension of a particular aspect of Cultural Anthropology. Exam papers will be evaluated based on the level of each student to comprehend and connect with class material. For each exam paper students will receive a guideline sheet, which describes exactly how to write the paper. Exam I. Take home (e-mailed/Blackboard): Midterm Exam II. Take home (e-mailed/Blackboard): Final This is a comprehensive exam related to in class material (films, readings and discussions). You will be given 4 essay questions by your professor to take home. 4 Term papers must be submitted on time, hard copy only; lateness will lower the grade for this exam. (with exception of medical or personal emergencies) 4.) Fieldwork Project (semester long project) American Culture: Immigration and Life History Every student in this class is expected to work individually on an Ethnographic Fieldwork Project. This project will be introduced in great detail in the first weeks of our class. Our class will read the ethnographies, see films and some of the lecture material presented in class will give you a solid theoretical foundation for working on this project. The professor will lecture on the subject of ethnographic field methods and data analysis in class. This project is based on your own individual fieldwork. You are expected to work on this project throughout the semester. You will conduct the interviews (1-2 X) with a person of non-U.S. origin (living in the U.S.). The interviews should be done and evaluated based on our in class material on ethnographic field methods, and based on our lectures in class. The outcome of your interview will be an in class power point...
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