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