|INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY | ONLINE. . . . . . . . . . .Spring 2020|
Week 15. Course Concluded
and... CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GRADUATES!
You've definitely been ripped off by the Coronavirus from your liminal ritualistic transition between two states of social existence (this is how anthropologist Victor Turner might describe the rite of passage that is graduation!). So, my little part in helping to make that passage is this video, a wonderful commencement speech by author David Foster Wallace. I hope you enjoy it and take some of the lessons with you into your next life!
Anthropology Quote of the Week:
Remember: Each week you should, at minimum, complete the following objectives:
At certain times during the semester you will also have writing assignments and longer exams. These are marked on the course schedule and bear a large part of the course grade, so be prepared for these assignments/exams as well.
The Four Fields (Chapter 1)
Evolution & Genetics (Chapter 2)
(sorry, the video series is on hold for the moment,
until I find more time to record and edit...)
Posting to the Discussion Board (on Blackboard):
You should be actively posting weekly to the Discussion Board so as to add to your participation score for the course. Here is how to add a discussion post: The "Discussions" can be found using the links on the left side of the Blackboard page; click that link and then click on the title of the Discussion to which you want to add a comment or reply. You'll see a page of posts with the other student's names; to add to it, click on "Create Thread".
Recommended readings:Endangered Cultures:
Domestication and Civilization
Evolution - General
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