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Introduction to Anthropology LN1
ANTH 101 - Morrisville State College
Professor Kurt Reymers


To gain extra points on your reserach assignment grade, you can revise your paper. Your revision MUST:

Grading Rubric: Review each step in the Assignment Instructions (below)

4 points - Step 1: summary of chapter reading (desriptive? covers main theme?)
4 points - Step 2: research source quality (scholarly? from library?)
4 points - Step 3: research source description and compare/contrast (descriptive? comparison evident?)
4 points - Step 4: in-text and reference page citations correct?
4 points - Step 5: guidelines followed? grammar edited?
20 points possible


Instructions: Cultural Anthropology Research Paper

Be sure to follow the instructions carefully!

DUE BY EMAIL (reymers@morrisville.edu) IN PDF FILE FORMAT by end of day, Monday April 8.
Use the Subject Line "AnthPaper".

Assignment Summary (be sure to use the complete instructions to complete the assignment):

RESEARCH SOURCE: Conformity and Conflict 14e
; choose ONLY ONE of the following chapters to report on:

Chapter 2
(South Africa,
the Kalahari San,

Chapter 4
culture shock)

Chapter 5
(West Africa,
the Tiv,

Chapter 10
the Koyukon,
cultural adaptation)

Chapter 12
the Guarani,

Chapter 15
the Quechua,

Chapter 18
the Bhil,

Chapter 19

Chapter 28
(North India,

Chapter 32

Chapter 33
the Tharu,

Chapter 34
the Nuer,

Then, do independent research on the same culture. See the assignment instructions for full details. Here are some ideas about how to start your library search:

You should use the college library website – http://library.morrisville.edu – to further research the culture that you have chosen to read about in the provided Conformity and Conflict online book. Here are some strategies for using the library site:

1. Search for terms related to the culture in the main box (OneSearch) that comes up when you go the page above. For example, if you choose Chapter 4, “Nice Girls Don’t Talk to Rastas,” an article about Jamaican and Rastafarian culture, you could type the following in order to narrow down anthropological articles and books about those topics into the search box: rastafarian jamaica anthropology. You may need to narrow down further depending on the number of sources you get. See what comes up and choose articles that are from anthropological sources and related to your original Conformity and Conflict article.

2. Get a more refined search by clicking "Advanced Search” below and to the left of the main search box at the library website. Select the checkbox below for the discipline “Anthropology” and try several terms that relate to the culture and issue that the Conformity and Conflict article is about.

3. You can also search for articles and books in the library about the culture in question. From the main library webpage, click the “Databases” link and then select a database – I recommend “Academic Search Complete” for a comprehensive search. For books and media, click the “Library Catalog” link and see what resources the library has right on campus for you to use.



(note, assignment instructions always supercede general guidelines posted here)