Anth202 Introduction to Culture - Meeting 1

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Anth202 Introduction to Culture - Meeting 1

  1. 1. ANTH 202/4B – Introduction to Culture Meeting 1 – January 4, 2010 Alexandre Enkerli (Alex)
  2. 2. “Intro to Culture” <ul><li>What do you think culture is?
  3. 3. What do you expect from this course?
  4. 4. Did you take similar courses? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Culture Ideas
  6. 6. Raised Hand “Poll”: How Many of You... <ul><li>Are anthropology/sociology majors?
  7. 7. Are in their first year of university studies?
  8. 8. Are in their first year at Concordia?
  9. 9. Took other anthro courses?
  10. 10. Arrived in Montreal within the last five years? </li><ul><li>Within the last year? </li></ul><li>Arrived in Canada within the last five years? </li><ul><li>Within the last year? </li></ul><li>Speak another language besides English and French? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Alex <ul><li>Anthro background
  12. 12. Ethnographic disciplines
  13. 13. Outside Ivory Tower
  14. 14. Informal
  15. 15. [email_address]
  16. 16. Geek culture
  17. 17. Social Media </li></ul>
  18. 18. Approach to Teaching <ul><li>Varied contexts
  19. 19. Flexibility
  20. 20. “Learning happens despite teaching”
  21. 21. Constructivism
  22. 22. Treat as adults
  23. 23. You're seeking out something </li></ul>
  24. 24. Basic Terms <ul><li>Course: ANTH 202/4B – Introduction to Culture
  25. 25. Class: All of us
  26. 26. Class Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays, 13:15-14:30 (1:15p to 2:30p)
  27. 27. Classroom: JMSB (MB) S2.330
  28. 28. Office: H-1125-28 (Hall Building, 11 th Floor)
  29. 29. Resource Lab: H-1132
  30. 30. Moodle site for the course: https://moodle.concordia.ca/moodle/course/view.php?id=30196 </li></ul>
  31. 31. Class Meetings <ul><li>No break
  32. 32. New chapter on Wednesdays
  33. 33. Classroom exercises on Mondays </li></ul>
  34. 34. Course Requirements <ul><li>Contributions (20%)
  35. 35. Exercises (20%)
  36. 36. Exams (60%) </li></ul>
  37. 37. Policies <ul><li>Contributions
  38. 38. No extra credit
  39. 39. Prewrite </li></ul>
  40. 40. Commitment <ul><li>Time Ratio </li><ul><li>Variation </li></ul><li>Registering for a gym
  41. 41. Working with textbook
  42. 42. Exercises </li></ul>
  43. 43. Exams <ul><li>“Thinking” Questions
  44. 44. No T/F
  45. 45. No “All/None of the above”
  46. 46. Multiple choice
  47. 47. Matching
  48. 48. Short answers (sentence or two)
  49. 49. Open Questions (paragraph or two)
  50. 50. Mid-Term (March 3) </li><ul><li>Through chapter 6 (pp. Xiii-231) </li></ul><li>Final (exam period) </li><ul><li>Chapters 7-AW (pp. 232-410)
  51. 51. Some “comprehensive” questions </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. “Contributions” <ul><li>What each of you brings to the course </li><ul><li>Would we miss you?
  53. 53. Background
  54. 54. Bring course outside </li></ul><li>All on the same boat </li><ul><li>Everyone can contribute
  55. 55. Diverse roles </li></ul><li>Advice: Keep Journal </li></ul>
  56. 56. History of that Grade <ul><li>“Attendance”
  57. 57. “Participation”
  58. 58. “Engagement”
  59. 59. “Contribution” </li><ul><li>Now with exercises </li></ul><li>Self-Assessment (February 28)
  60. 60. Graded (end of semester)
  61. 61. Replaces “extra credit” </li></ul>
  62. 62. Exercises <ul><li>Practical approach
  63. 63. Varied </li><ul><li>Scope
  64. 64. Procedure
  65. 65. Difficulty
  66. 66. Time commitment </li></ul><li>Individual exercises (voluntary, ungraded)
  67. 67. Team exercises (graded) </li></ul>
  68. 68. Team Exercises <ul><li>Replace semester-long project
  69. 69. One in-class
  70. 70. Four homework (two before mid-term)
  71. 71. May assign weeks
  72. 72. May be combined
  73. 73. Change teams at midterm
  74. 74. Weighed by difficulty/effort </li><ul><li>You can help me assess </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. Teamwork <ul><li>Tuckman's Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
  76. 76. Internal dynamic
  77. 77. Diverse roles
  78. 78. Relatively low stakes
  79. 79. Peer-assessment
  80. 80. Learning team </li></ul>
  81. 81. Team Formation <ul><li>Icebreakers </li><ul><li>Need at most six teams
  82. 82. First in-class exercises </li></ul><li>Randomized (A-Z) </li><ul><li>After Drop/Add (January 16-17)
  83. 83. Might tweak </li></ul></ul>
  84. 84. Online <ul><li>Currently public access
  85. 85. Blended learning
  86. 86. Way to contribute
  87. 87. Online exercises
  88. 88. Forums </li></ul>
  89. 89. Forums <ul><li>Initially subscribed
  90. 90. May rate posts
  91. 91. “News”
  92. 92. “General”
  93. 93. Weekly forums
  94. 94. Exam preparation
  95. 95. Teamwork
  96. 96. “Anthro Café” </li></ul>
  97. 97. The Book <ul><li>Thinking Like an Anthropologist (83$/62$)
  98. 98. Practical Approach
  99. 99. Ethnographic
  100. 100. Exercise-based </li></ul>
  101. 101. For Wednesday <ul><li>“Who Are You? A Cultural Self-Survey”
  102. 102. Book </li><ul><li>UTB: Using This Book
  103. 103. Also Preface
  104. 104. Good opportunity to look at book as a whole </li></ul><li>Journal </li></ul>

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