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Anth 2-.05 Cultural Anthropology Greensheet

Fall Quarter 2010

12:30-1:20 MTWTh L-24

Class Schedule, Assignments, Quiz Dates and Final Exam

Office Hours: 11-12:00 T - Th                       

Instructor: Nancy H. Olsen

Social Science Division Office                          

E-mail: olsennancy@fhda.edu

L 13 Conference Room

Required Text: Cultural Anthropology, 7th edition, Marvin Harris and Orna Johnson, Allyn and Bacon. Several copies of this textbook are on reserve in the library for students to check out for 2 hours. Xerox the part you need to read so you have the pages to study for midterms and final.

MyAntbroLab learning resources on the web. This packet should come packaged with your textbook. It has an access code inside – register as a “student” for myanthrolab” and get acquainted with all the readings available. There is an additional e-textbook titled Conformity and Conflict:Readings in Cultural Anthropology. You can use this textbook in conjunction with the Harris and Johnson Cultural Anthropology. Look at the end of each chapter – the authors recommend readings in Conformity and Conflict that give examples of topics in the chapter. It’s very helpful for you to read one or two so that your view of the various topics is broadened! 

Websites to visit:

http://deanza.docutek.com – Click on “Electronic Reserves and Reserves Pages”

There are three ways to search for pages: by keyword (1st tab), Department (2nd tab), or Instructor name (3rd tab). Choose a tab and click the search button. When you find the page you are looking for, click on the course number for that page. A copyright statement will appear and you will be prompted to enter a password and click “Accept”. The password for this Cultural Anthropology class is: 70an3o7t. Once you have entered the password and clicked “Accept” you will have access to all the documents that are on the reserve page. Click the title of the document to get to the readings.

www.turnitin.com - get registered here for midterm and final essay postings.

When you register you will be asked for a class ID – it is 3497349

Password is: mydoghfleas2

            www.leakeyfoundation.org – has physical, archaeological and cultural projects that they sponsor. Check it out!! What sounds interesting to you???

            www.saa.org – is the official website for American archaeology. What timely topics do you find there?? What is interesting to you??

            www.aaanet.org  is the official website for the American Anthropological Association and has many links and topics of interest to anthropologists. Go visit the website at least once to get acquainted with the topics and issues that are important now for American anthropologists.

Especially check out the job possibilities with for an anthropology major!!

            www.unicef.org – what does this world organization do for children around the world??

What job opportunities for anthropology majors are there here?? If you’re interested in social action, this is one good place to start making a difference!


Cultural Anthropology is a holistic study of human behavior in terms of people’s relationships with each other, with institutions, with nature, technology, healing, information and beliefs. Cultural anthropology offers explanations of why and how people adapt to their environments, make their living, take care of their families, remember their heritage, honor their ancestors, store knowledge, perceive the world and communicate with one another. It also explains why differences exist between cultures and why cultures change through time. In this class we will explore the rich diversity of solutions that people have constructed around the globe to accommodate their lives to physical environments and changing social, economic, political and spiritual conditions.



Read assignments – we will discuss ideas in the assignments in class.

Ask questions about the reading assignments. There is no learning without asking questions!

Attendance: Three absences without contacting me will result in a drop. I will take attendance every class meeting. Be there, it’s the only way to stay involved with your own education!

Research paper – during the quarter you will develop a research question, interview one person whose opinions/knowledge will help to answer that question. From that question and interview, develop a research investigation. It may require talking to more people or looking up articles in journals or both. Research paper is due at the end of the quarter.

Two midterms – Take ‘em, pass ‘em. Midterms are taken from the reading assignments, from class discussions and lectures.



  • Prepare you for four-year colleges’ of learning and participation.
  • Become a better reader! You’ll need to read with understanding and thoughtfulness. Do you believe what you are reading? Does it  sound plausible? If not, ask questions. How does what you are reading differ from what you are familiar with?
  • Critical thinking – by questioning what you’re reading and learning, you advance past the high school level of absorbing everything you are told and beginning to examine ideas for their value.
  • Communication skills – we will concentrate particularly on writing as is expected in the Social Sciences in a four-year institution. There will be two forms of writing – learn to write essay answers in exams and the research paper
  • Learn that “all roads are good.” Learn how anthropology can provide answers for you in your relationships with others. See your own goals in relation to your inherited cultural standards and learn how relative those standards are because standards change with every culture around the world.



            In order to make an A in this class you will need to be here regularly to participate in all the class discussions about the reading assignments. Three absences in which you have not contacted me will result in a drop. Choose your absences wisely!! Email is the best way to reach me outside of office hours. It is your job to stay in touch!!

 Respect your fellow students

 - Talking to your neighbor during class is discouraged – it creates more of a disturbance than you realize and distracts other students around you who are trying to hear and learn.

 - Turn off your cell phone before coming into class. If you are expecting an important call, put it on buzzer mode or voice mail.

 - Going in and out of the room while class is in session disrupts concentration of others. If you have to leave, do so quietly. Sit near the door so you can leave with as little disturbance as possible.

 If you decide to add the class, it is your responsibility to follow through with the paperwork. You will need to show me your receipt from the Registrar for me to add your name to the class roster.

If you decide to drop the class, it is your responsibility to follow through with the paperwork.

 Whether you come to class or not, you are responsible for all the information from each class ANYWAY!!


It is your responsibility to buy the textbook and read the assignments in a thoughtful manner. Be ready to discuss the issues in class! Save all your written assignments on disk, as a backup!! Questions are MOST WELCOME – no textbook author(s) has though of everything!! We will spend time in class clarifying “muddy waters.” If you need help with reading or writing in English, take advantage of the TUTORIAL CENTER – L47 website: www.deanza.edu/tutorial. They have skills courses, adjunct study skills, and skills workshops. Instructor Gregory Knittel has the textbook at the Tutorial Center. Ask for him and his help – he’s good!! Phone 408-864-8253. Drop by and check out the hours and classes they offer to help you read, write and calculate better. If you are an ESL student I would definitely think about signing up for a skills class – it will help!

Above all BE KIND TO YOURSELF - allow yourself enough time to do the assignments – 2 hours homework for every hour in class.


There will be 2 midterms and one final that will be comprehensive. Tests are both multiple choice and essay. Bring a scantron and blue book with you for every test. Bring #2 pencils and pens with ink in them. Bring several just in case.

If you miss a test – it is your responsibility to get in touch with me within 24 hours of the missed test. Email is the quickest way to communicate. Schedules are tight this Fall Quarter, make-up testing puts a real burden on you to get it done. We’ll try to work something out for your emergency. If you miss a test and do not get in touch with me, I’ll assume you’ve dropped the class and follow through accordingly. If you know ahead of time that you’ll be out of town, please see me! We’ll schedule another time for you.


Additional readings can be done when you finish the chapter. The readings are on Docutek or MyAnthroLibrary. Extra readings contain case studies by anthropologists in many parts of the world that exemplify topics in your assignments. These readings will give you 1. better understanding of the topics and 2. extra credit points if you turn in a 2-page reflection paper or answer the questions asked at the end of the reading. Extra credit points go from 5 maximum to 1 minimum or 0 if you haven’t addressed the questions asked. 3. These readings will give you additional material to use in your test essays, for one, and for another reason, will give you a broader understanding of the field of anthropology. The appropriate reading will be given in the homework assignments. At the end of each chapter in Harris and Johnson there are two examples suggested in the e-textbook Conformity and Conflict – see MyAnthroLab!

Research Project

Your research project will be due at the end of the quarter. The first week of class, read assignments, look through the textbook to see what other topics are interesting to you and find a question that is interesting to you! Example: How does herbal or folk medicine work? Ways of curing or healing? Do men talk more in public and women talk more in private? What is it like to live in arranged marriage? What is it like to be a newly arrived immigrant? How has my culture changed since my grandparents arrived from ____? Do games/sports involve betting involve more social investment than just money? Compare cultural organizations of space. Why do men barbecue (in US culture)? What do parades communicate? Do sports events communicate class and status? Investigate a form of cultural performance – can be rap, dance, “drifting,” Taiko, Kabuki theater, Balinese dances, Belly Dancing, and so forth. Then look around De Anza (social clubs for example) or the community (Sunnyvale/Cupertino/San Jose/Santa Clara) for people who can help you answer your question. Often work colleagues provide interesting sources of cultural information. Or interview your grandparents, aunts, uncles! Prepare at least10 questions that will help you answer your research question. Conduct an interview with one person and write up the interview – Q’s and A’s. From this interview, whether your question was answered or not, develop a more in depth investigation on one aspect of the interview. Talk to at least 2 other people to get a broader understanding. Read anthropological articles in books/journals to find what anthropological professionals have learned about your topic. Use all that to write your final research paper. You are welcome to talk to me about your question or project during office hours before class or by email.


Grading Policy

I arrive at final grades mathematically through an accumulation of points.

Two midterms (50 pts each),

Research paper (total of 50 possible points) is divided into two parts – 25 points each. Your first interview is not evaluated – you earn 25 of the 50 by doing it and turning in the results. The second part is the final research paper is based on your interview and expanded to include other sources. That is evaluated and a maximum of 25 points is given to the second half, making 50 points.

Final is(100 pts)

Class attendance (25) and participation (25) all enter into your final grade.

Extra credit points during the quarter - you can earn a total of 20. Extra credit activities are included with assignments and often announced in class as we go along.

Maximum total = 300 points for the quarter. Higher than 300 points earns an A+.


Point breakdown -

            92% of 300 = 276. A- begins at 276; 285 - is the cut-off total for an A,

            82% of 300 = 246 B- begins at 246 - 250; B goes from 251 to 261, B+                                                   goes from 262 to 275.

           72% of 300 = 216 C begins at 216 – 236,(there is no C-!!),

                                 C+ goes from 237 to 245.

           62% of 300 = 186 – D+ goes from 209-215. D goes from 196 to 208,

                                 D - begins at 186 – 195

                        Any total grade that falls short of 186 will receive an F.

Opportunities to earn extra credit points abound!! If you are having trouble keeping up, please let me know!!! Most students who have trouble keeping up have not allowed themselves enough time for reading, study, thinking. Be kind to yourself – you’re demanding a lot of yourself just to be in college!!! Don’t forget that college is harder than high school!! You’re expected to put in more time and thought about your assignments than high school. If you have a learning disability that has been identified, please see me. If you think you may have a learning disability please see me. It’s better to identify it now than later!! If you are an English-as-a-second-language student, please see me during office hours or contact me by e-mail. 


Sept. 20         Getting acquainted, buy text book!! YOU WANT EDITION 7! Harris and Johnson, Cultural Anthropology. Don’t buy any other sort no matter what anyone tells you!!!   Read Chaps. 1 and 2 asap. Next pick “MyAnthroLibrary”. Pick selection labeled “Genre”, then pick “Case Studies”. Click on “Are Ethnographies Just-So Stories?” Download the written text first. After reading, do the quiz. Print out the results and bring it to class for extra credit.


Sept. 21         In Class - What is the field of anthropology about? What is culture?? What is ethnography? What is cultural relativity? 

                        Extra Credit: Write a two-page autobiography. How do you see yourself

                        fitting into California culture in Silicon Valley? (5pts)

                        Extra Credit Reading: “Shakespeare in the Bush,”   Answer questions identified at the end (5pts) or “The Practice and Ethics of Fieldwork” (Docutek) Write a reflection paper: what is the Problem of Translation? What is the Problem of Preconception? In MyAnthroLibrary and Docutek

Sept. 22         What is cultural relativity and what is culture??

Sept. 23         What is cultural materialism? How does oral tradition relate to culture? Research projects. Start thinking about your topic. Reading Assignment: Harris and Johnson, Chapter 3 for next week

Sept. 27          Origins –– evolution and natural selection. Social Darwinism –– unilinear and multi-linear evolution –Marxism, reaction to evolution - Historical Particularism,

Sept. 28          British Functionalism, Structuralism, Cultural Ecology. Interpretive/ Symbolic Anthropology

Sept. 29          Human capacity for culture compared with chimpanzees who are our closest cousins in the primate family. How did it get started?? And who said so? Turn in autobiographies.

Sept. 30          Jane Goodall video. Exercise in observation. How much culture do chimpanzees have? Make a list of behaviors that are instinctive and behaviors that are learned among chimpanzees.

Go to “MyAnthroLibrary” – choose “Why Are Primates So Smart? By Joan B. Silk and Robert Boyd. Take the quiz, print out results and bring to class for extra credit.  

Reading Assignment: Harris and Johnson, Chapter 4. Language and Chapter 5 Production   – go to MyAnthroLibrary – Choose choose either the article on “Misunderstandings of Muslims in German Hospitals” or the article on a woman’s desire to pass on a receipe viewed as a death threat. Write a 1-page reflection paper on what you learned from the articles/video.

Extra credit reading: “Body Art as Visual Language” by Enid Schildkrout. Found in “Conflict and Conformity” in MyAnthroLab. Answer questions Research Question due next week!! Extra Credit readings on Docutek, Pigs for the Ancestors: Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People, Roy Rappaport pp.1-16, 32-62, 67-98, 224-242.

The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America, Michael                      Taussig,”Iconography of Nature and Conquest” pp.182-198,                            “Transformation of Mining and Mining Mythology, pp199-213,

“Peasant Rites of Production,” pp. 214-222.   Choose one or two to read.

Oct. 4             Culture and language. How anthropologists study languages. What we know about language development. Why is language important? How many different languages do students attending class speak?  

What is Gullah? What is Cajun? Find out (google) and compare for 3 pts of extra credit! Verbal communication – language descriptions.   

Oct. 5                         Video – “Do You Speak American?”

Research questions returned with comments. Schedule your     interview!!

Oct 6              Chapter 5 Production = Ways of making a living.

Energy and the evolution of culture – a new way to think about culture!! What’s a system?? Industrial food energy systems.

What’s “infrastructure” according to Harris and Johnson??

                        Hunters and Gatherers - !Kung in the Kalahari, Nunamiut in Alaska,

M’Buti in the Ituri rain forest, Aborigine in Arnhemland. What’s optimal foraging?

Oct. 7             Farming – Herding – Navajo in American Southwest, Tsembaga in New                          Guinea. Industry – Production Problems related or produced by industry.

                        Energy, Commodity, Tourism

Reading Assignments for next week: Chapt. 6 & 7 Turn in research question! .– start looking for someone to interview! Schedule your interview. Need help making interview questions? Email me!!


Oct. 11           Chapter 6 Reproduction – Relationship of population to production

                        What is the relationship between making a living (production) and human

populations (reproduction)? How are human populations distributed

around the globe? Why??? Why do people aggregate in cities? Why do

people migrate from one part of the planet to another?? What do

                        anthropologists say about population that you didn’t know?

“Death Without Weeping,” Nancy Schleper-Hughes in Docutek. myanthrolibrary “Hunger and Famine” by Robert Dirks in the H’s of MyAnthroLibrary. Read then take the quiz. Bring results to class for extra credit. In MyAnthroLibrary – “Efe: Investigating Food and Fertility in the Ituri Forest “ by Nadine R. Peacock Read and take quiz, etc .Revisit the Unicef website and find out what Unicef is doing about world hunger, especially for children. Write a 1 page reflection paper about what you learned.

Extra Credit Reading: “The Potlatch,” by Marvin Harris, “The American

                        Northwest” by Marcel Mauss. In Docutek, or “Variation in Economy” by

Richard Blanton in MyAnthroLibrary – found in the V’s – read and take the

quiz, bring to class for extra credit.


Oct. 12            Chapter 7 Economic organization – non-monetary exchange, trading                             and monetary types of exchange. What’s the difference between the two                                  types?? Reciprocity

Oct. 13            Redistribution – Stratified redistribution, Market Exchange

                        Extra Credit “Salvadorans in Suburbia: Symbiosis and Conflict”  by

Sara Jane Mahler. Read and take the quiz bring to class.    

Oct. 14            Review for Midterm #1. Bring questions to class – this is your chance!!! Study guides handed out. Midterm essay will be posted on Turnitin,com as of 1pm today. . Essay is turned in on line although you can bring in a print out as a back up.Essay is due at midnight Oct. 18..

Oct. 18           Test #1 – bring #2 pencils, pens, and a scantron to class.

                        (1 hour, 50 points total – multiple choice = 25, essay = 25)

                                Reading Assignment: Harris and Johnson, Chapter 8 and 9

                        Tonight on PBS – Channel 9 – We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower

                        Extra Credit – Watch – write a 1 page reflection on what you learned.

Extra Credit Reading: On Docutek “Men and Women in !Kung Society,” by Marjorie Shostak. Answer the question: How do the !Kung think about marriage? “The Mating Game,” by Julia M. Klein. Answer the question: How is love not blind?? Extra Credit assignment: Rent “Monsoon Wedding” or “The Syrian Bride” (5 points each) and hand in a one-page reflection about (Monsoon) the different ways that two classes of people in the same culture experience marriage. What is it based on, do you think? or (Syrian Bride) what are the social pressures on the bride? Family             pressures? What are customary rituals in a Syrian marriage – how have the politics changed it?

Oct. 19           Multiple choice returned – we’ll go over the answers. (Essays returned                               Oct. 25).

Oct. 20           Chapter 8 Domestic Life – households and marriage         

                        The beginning of “structure” in human behavior and ways that people perceive their relationships with other people. Who do you share food/school/work/crayons with? How many different kinds of domestic groups around the world are there?

Oct. 21           Chapter 9 Descent, Locality, and Kinship

               Descent rules, marriage eligibility, kindreds, lineages. “Kin terms are negotiated, not written in stone” – sez Harris. Do you agree?

               In Docutek – “Family and Kinship in India” by David McCurdy – answer questions at the end, print out and bring to class for extra credit. “Polyandry: When Brothers Take a Wife” by Melvin C. Goldstein.


                        Reading Assignment for nest week: Harris and Johnson: Read chapters 10 & 11. Do your interviews!! Rent “Slumdog Millionaire” – answer these questions - What classes of people is the movie about? What are the attitudes of urban classes towards the hero and his brother? As children? As young adults? As adults? Where did the hero get his education? Do you think the moviemaker (director) did a good job of explaining how the hero came to be in the “magical” position of getting on the show and knowing all the answers?? In (Docutek) Conformity and Conflict find Chap. 7 and read “Life Without Chiefs” by Marvin Harris and/or “The Founding Indian Fathers” by Jack Weatherford. Answer questions at the end of the chapter and bring in for extra credit.         

                        Interviews due next week!!


Oct. 25           Political Life - Law, Order, and War in non-state societies.

Band, villages, tribes – how does their political organization relate to the environment in which they live? How do each of these groups of people resolve differences without killing each other? Big Man systems. Interviews due this week. Turn them in any day this week but all have to be turned in by Thursday. Extra Credit – TONIGHT Chanel 9 - We Shall Remain: Tecumsah’s Vision – 1 page reflection on Tecumsah’s vision and how it was received.

Oct. 26           Chiefdoms and States - What makes the difference between them??

Oct. 27           Chiefdoms and States continued : Why war?? Why genocide??

Oct. 28           “Ongka’s Big Moka” Answer handout questions “Why can’t Ongka make people cooperate any more than they do?

                        Interviews due today!! – no buts!.


Reading Assignments for next week: Read chapters 12 , 13 and 14 for next week. Docutek – “Class Matters” several chapters regarding how class functions in the US of A. Read at least 3 examples. See Conformity and Conflict - Part Six – read one of the chapters


Nov. 1`            Chapter 12 - Class and Caste – can you identify differences                                 between them? Would you recognize them if you saw them in action?

                                Extra credit assignment: rent “Snow Falling On Cedars” or “Crash”

                        Turn in 1 page listing the issues that Chap. 12 and 13 discuss. (5 pts)

                        Conformity and Conflict: Chapter 23 Extra Credit – TONIGHT

                        Chanel 9, “We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears”. 1 page reflection on how the Indian Removal is an example of world view differences between Western European culture and Native American culture.

Nov. 2             Class and Caste continued

                        Extra Credit : Go to Video Express watch “The New Los Angeles” video Write a 1-2 page reflection paper on how race and immigration affects big city organization as exemplified by Los Angeles. How might these issues affect other big cities?


Nov. 3             Chapter 13 - Ethnicity, Race and Racism – what does physical anthropology know about people’s physical differences??

Extra Credit: Go to www.tolerance.org and click on “101 tools for tolerance”. Read and take the oath, print it out and bring your oath in for extra credit.   What is the theory of ”Out of Africa”?? Or not?? What is “social construction?”

Nov. 4             Ethnicity, Race and Racism, con’t

Reading Assignment for next week: Harris and Johnson, Chapter 14 Sexuality and Gender Stratification

                        Extra Credit Reading: Conformity and Conflict “Symbolizing Roles: Behind the Veil”. Answer questions at the end of the reading for 5pts extra credit.

                        On Docutek: “Who Sleeps by Whom Revisited,” by Lene Balle-Jensen and William Godlstein. Answer the question “What is the multicultural view of who may sleep with whom?”.

                        “Information Control and Personal Identity,” by Erving Goffman in Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Answer the question: “What is the emic view of living a discredited life?? “

Nov. 8             Chapter 14 - Sexuality and Gender Hierarchies - gender issues and hierarchies – a theory of gender hierarchy – socialization of children and youth.   Interviews returned with comment.

Nov. 9             Restrictive and Permissive cultures. Gender stratification.                                                 Homosexuality in different cultures. Bring a magazine analysis of ads

Tomorrow – Nov. 10!! Make a histogram – I’ll give you the variables in class!

Read in MyAnthroLibrary  “Adolescent Socialization and Initiation Ceremonies” by Victoria K. Burbank take the quiz for extra credit. Conformity and Conflict: Chap. 24 “Symbolizing Roles: Behind the Veil” Answer questions for extra credit

Nov. 10           Histogram day with Magazine adds – show and tell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Nov. 11           Review for Midterm #2. Essay posted on Turnitin.com about 1pm.

Guidelines for writing research papers handed out. Essay questions             posted on Turnitin.com by 6 pm today. Essays will be due Monday           evening, Nov. 8 at 12 midnight.


Reading Assignment: Harris and Johnson, Chapter 16 Religion and World Views - Skipping chapter 15!! You are not required to read it!!

                        Extra Credit Reading: “Leonard Crow Dog and Brooke Medicine Eagle,”

                        Write a 1-2-page reflection paper about their vision quests. What have you learned? “

                        Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya. Find the book in the local libraries! Is the curandera Christian or non-Christian? How does the practice of Christianity involve local native religious beliefs?

                        In Docutek “The Shadow of a Vision Yonder” by Sam Gill “Is the Navajo world view 3-dimensional?? (i.e. words, action, life-customs) See MyAnthroLab – look up “Shamanism” on the list of topics and read and take quiz for extra credit. (There’s more than one article).


Nov. 15           Midterm #2, bring #2 pencils and a scantron to class. (1 hour, 50 points total) Essay is due at midnight tonight. Submit it on line at Turnitin.com, bring a printed copy as back up if you wish.

Nov. 16           Return multiple choice – go over answers in class. Essays will be returned Nov. 15.

Nov. 17           Religion, World Views and ways of explaining the ways things are. Why is this all considered by Harris and Johnson to be “superstructure”?! Separating organized religion from less formalized religions – curing – witchcraft – divination – Myths and oral traditions   Native American science.

Nov. 18           Video “The Box of Daylight.” How many messages can you find in this myth? Whose is it? How does this contribute to understanding culture? Shamanic voices – trances – out-of-body experiences.

                        See Conformity and Conflict, Part Eight for readings – especially Chapters 30, 31, 32.

                        Reading Assignment: Harris and Johnson, Chapter 17 and 19, Art and Globalization


Nov. 22           Shamanism/ trances/ visions/ healing – Navajo chants/ sandpaintings.

                        Essays and Midterm 2 grades and points returned today.

Nov. 23           Social distribution of art in cultures : Why is St. Patrick’s day commemorated with GREEN??? Art is a system within systems: Visual images are mnemonic Some biology of seeing!! Art is a technology!!s

                        3-D movie-viewing glasses will be handed out to help you see!!

Nov. 24           Nonwestern art – the cultural semiosphere and world views as the bases for cultural aesthetics. African Kingdoms’ mnemonics, African American quilts and what they “mean” culturally.

                        Plains Indians painting on hide, ledger painting, Iroquois wampum belts – document agreements.

                        Southwest US – Pueblo religion, pottery, kachinas, how it all works together in daily life. Pueblo view

Nov. 25           Thanksgiving Holiday!!

                        Research papers are due next week~! Class totals so far available for students.

                        Research papers due Dec. 3, Thursday!!


Nov. 29           Chapter 19     Globalization!!         

                        What’s happening to the world??? What is it and how did it get                                             started?? “Those who have not studied history are doomed to                                                 repeat it!!!” Who said that?? Julius Ceasar?? Ché Guiverra?                                             Mahatma Gandhi? Research papers accepted today!!

Nov. 30           Globalization continued

Dec. 1             Why genocide? “Finding Dominga” What did you learn about                                      violence? Extra Credit: Movies – rent “Hotel Rwanda,” “The Essential

Gardner”, “Blood Diamond” or “Gandhi” and write 1-2 page reflection

paper on what aspect of genocide the movie that you watched covers.

Dec. 2             Continue with “Finding Dominga” – Extra Credit - 1 page reflection on genocide.

                        Research papers due today!! Last day!!               

Essay questions for Final Exam will be posted this evening on

                        Turnitin.com. They will be due Thursday, Dec. 9 at midnight. There will be

                        no opportunity for make-ups or late essays this time, so do your best the                            first time!


Dec. 6             Review for final. Bring questions!! Last chance to ask!!!

                        Research papers returned hopefully!!.

                        If you get your research paper in early the week before, you have                                      a good chance of getting it back!!!

                        Bring an 8x12 manila envelope with your address and 2 – 1st class                                     stamps on it to the final. I will mail you all your papers, final,                                          research paper and your final grade. That way you can see just                                      how the totals added up.


Dec. 9             FINAL EXAM – 7:00 am to 9:00 Essay should be turned in on line by midnight. Research papers returned. And it’s all over but the shouting!! If you would like your papers returned, bring a self addressed manila envelope with TWO or Three 1st Class stamps. 


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