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