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ANT 101 ANT101 Entire Course AshfordUniversity Latest Version of SyllabusClick this link to get the tutorial:http://homeworkfox.com/questions/general-questions/8909/ant-101-ant101-entire-course-ashford-university-latest-version-of-syllabus/ANT 101 ANT101 Entire Course Ashford University Latest Version of SyllabusANT 101 Week 1 DQ1Week 1 DQ1Cultural RelativismCultural Anthropology gives three distinct meanings of cultural relativism: a moral stance thatrequires anthropologists to suspend moral and ethical judgments when interacting with a culturedifferent from their own, a methodological strategy that allows the anthropologist to pay specificattention to the uniqueness of a culture, and an epistemological position that cultures are uniqueand therefore knowledge about different cultures is almost inherently not comparable. (Sec. 1.3).In your forum contribution:Discuss what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each of these three kinds of relativism.Identify one belief or practice in another culture that you find puzzling, strange, or troubling, andthen discuss the extent that cultural relativism is a useful approach to understanding andinteracting with the people who hold it. Discuss the extent that cultural relativism would be auseful approach to understanding and interacting with people in your own society that did (or do)the same. Explore the extent to which whether one is studying in ones own country or in anothermakes a difference in the applicability of cultural relativism to ones research.Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Build on the ideas and terminologyin the text and your own ideas to support your answers. Please support your claims withexamples from the text, required and recommended material, and/or scholarly articles. Respondto at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.ANT 101 Week 1 DQ2Week 1 DQ2
If You Were a Cultural AnthropologistChoose one of the "Consider This" boxes that Nowak and Laird present us with in Chapters 1and 2 of Cultural Anthropology, or discuss the topics below from the film Margaret Mead:Coming of Age, available in the Films On Demand database, in the Ashford Online Library.The topics covered are:Whether the UNs Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be applicable to all culturesWhether it is possible to truly view a culture without being influenced by the cultural constructsof our own culture How our understanding of what it means to be a patient in the United Statesreflects our different cultural backgrounds and affiliations In the film Margaret Mead: Coming ofAge, it is mentioned that Mead’s initial research was criticized on methodological grounds. Whywas that? Do you consider the criticism warranted or not warranted? What could she have donedifferently? Based on the film and the book, discuss the challenges of field work. What do youthink would be the most difficult? What has changed since the time of Mead?Clearly identify the topic you choose at the outset of your discussion, and answer all aspects of itthoroughly. Your answer should contain a balance of descriptive detail and cultural analysis.Build on the ideas and terminology in the text and your own ideas to support your answers.Include examples or information from the film in any question answer as you see fit. Your initialresponse should be at least 150 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’postings by Day 7.ANT 101 Week 1 Quiz1. Margaret Mead was all of the following except:2. The process of cultural transmission from one generation to another is called3. Subcultures such as the Amish and Christian Scientists are not studied by anthropologists4. Gender is:5. One of the shortcomings of the theory of historical particularism is6. Which of the following statements is most true?7. A benefit of using __________ is that people cannot change their behaviors after the fact8. The ethnological method that begins with the development of a hypothesis which is testedusing a large sample of societies to see if the variables under study are correlated with oneanother is:9. Environmental determinism means:
10. Anthropological fieldworkers:ANT 101 Week 2 Assignment CriticalThinking Paper – Kinship OrganizationsCritical Thinking Paper – Kinship OrganizationsKinship systems in Foraging and Horticultural based societies provide support for people in allstages of their life. Address the following in a two- to three-page paper:Identify and describe the kinship system of one of the cultures listed below. These cultures arefound in Chapters 3 and 4 of Cultural Anthropology. Australian Aborigines Btsisi Inuit of theArtic Iroquois San Yanomamo Briefly describe the culture and identify three specific examplesof how the kinship system of the chosen culture impacts the way this culture behaves (i.e. thinks,acts, lives). Compare this to your own society. Does kinship impact these same behaviors in yourown life? Why or why not?Your paper must be in APA format. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visitthe Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.Carefully review theGrading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.ANT 101 Week 2 DQ1Week 2 DQ1Foraging SocietiesAnswer one of the following four questions posed by Nowak and Laird, in CulturalAnthropology, at the very end of Chapter 3:What can we learn from studying foraging societies? Is there anything we can learn regardingour relationship to the environment, or our family members, for example? What is theethnographic present? Do you think that the use of the ethnographic present in the film The GodsMust Be Crazy is appropriate, or do you think Lees criticisms are valid? Do you think the viewof many anthropologists (pre–1970s) that mens hunting activities are more highly valued thanwomens gathering activities is a culturally biased perspective based on Eurocentric notions thatmen are the family "breadwinners"? Do you think this view is outdated (based both on morerecent ethnographic information and changes in American culture)? An Inuit mother has justgiven birth to a baby. She has a one–year–old baby still dependent on her milk. It is the season offood scarcity, which means the mother is not as well nourished as she could be. She and herhusband decide that their older child is a higher priority, and they opt to end their newborn
babys life. Considering the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism, discuss thepractice of infanticide.Clearly identify the topic you chose at the outset of your discussion. Answer the question posedthoroughly and thoughtfully by building on the ideas and terminology in the text and your ownideas to support your answers. Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length.Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.ANT 101 Week 2 DQ2Week 2 DQ2Economic ConcernsYou have two choices for this discussion.Choose one of the following questions raised by Nowak and Laird in their "Consider This"boxes, in Chapter 4, of Cultural Anthropology .Be sure to indicate at the outset which questionyou are answering. Read the original question and relevant information in Chapter 4 beforeanswering the question you choose. Your answer should give clear examples, include cross-cultural comparison, and demonstrate critical thinking and analysis. Build on the ideas andterminology in the text and your own ideas to support your answers. What is the traditionalsexual division of labor in American culture? Is it undergoing a transformation? Among Btsisi’,women and men are respected for the tasks they perform. Do you think this is the case in theUnited States? How does the location of your home, and the concentration of the populationwithin a particular area, relate to your mode of production? Has this changed in our NorthAmerican culture over time? Can you predict a time when, as a society, where we live will not bedictated by our modes of production? Kinship systems in horticultural-based societies providesupport for people in all stages of life. With the current mobility of global populations we findourselves increasingly geographically distant from parents and grandparents. How do we asmembers of a highly mobile and diverse society compensate for the lack of accessible kin? Nowthat you have learned about different types of reciprocity, watch Video Reciprocity and answerthe following question about web reciprocity: To what extent are they similar to and differentfrom the examples on reciprocity given in Chapter 4?Use terms and examples from the discussion on reciprocity in Chapter 4 to critically evaluate thevarious perspectives on reciprocity highlighted in the video. Give your own opinion about theprinciples of reciprocity that should guide web interactions in general and video channelinteractions in particular.Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims withexamples from the text, required and recommended material, and/or scholarly articles. Respondto at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
ANT 101 Week 2 Quiz1. Foragers usually move:2. Fissioning:3. Matrilineal kinship means4. Marrying outside a group is called5. An immediate return system means6. Divorce among band societies is more frequent than industrial societies because7. Which of the following terms describes the switch to cultivation and the origins of plantdomestication in human history?8. The marriage of several brothers to one woman9. Horticulturalists use all of the following cultivation methods except10. Understanding descent is important becauseANT 101 Week 3 Assignment Rough Draft ofFinal Cultural Research PaperRough Draft of Final Cultural Research PaperTo ensure that you are properly prepared for your Final Cultural Research Paper in this course,you must complete a draft/outline that includes:A culture from the list below: Basseri of Iran The Batek of Malaysia Enga The Amish Huaoraniof Ecuador Bedouin Zulu Kurds Maori Mbuti Nayar of India Semai Navajo Tikopia ofMelanesia Three scholarly research journals, ethnographies and ethnologies to be used as theprimary sources of information. Identification of the chosen cultures primary mode ofsubsistence. (Foragers, Horticulturalists, Pastoralists, Emerging Agriculturalists, Agrarian Statesor Industrialists) Identification of the three aspects of culture which will be used in the FinalCultural Research Paper from the list below: Beliefs and values Economic organization Genderrelations Kinship Political organization Sickness and healing Social change Social organizationThe above information should be presented in an outline and must include an introductoryparagraph with a succinct thesis and a properly formatted reference page. Do not submit a fullseven- to eight-page draft at this time!
Your paper must be in APA format. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visitthe Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate yourassignment.ANT 101 Week 3 DQ1Week 3 DQ1Social OrganizationWatch Blood Bonds, available in the Films On Demand database, in the Ashford Online Library.Describe the correlation between arranged marriage, economic exchanges surrounding marriage(bridewealth, bride service, dowry, etc.), status of women, family pressures, and other factorsyou can think of and the stability of marriage. Based on your reading of the textbook and thefilm, what are the disadvantages of different forms of marriages? Do you think they can be assuccessful as marriages of choice? Which form of marriage do you have the hardest timeunderstanding?Reflect on marriage and divorce in current North American societies. What factors contribute tothe stability of marriages in our culture? What factors contribute to stability of marriage in thecultures shown in the film? And lastly, what factors of the cultures in the film could contribute tothe stability of marriage in our culture? And vise versa?Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims withexamples from the required resources. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by DayANT 101 Week 3 DQ2Week 3 DQ2Doing Business with FamilyNowak and Lairds Applying Anthropology 6.2 box, in Cultural Anthropology, proposes thefollowing question::The familiar saying “never do business with family” advises against the practices used in manyof the chiefdom societies discussed in this chapter. This old saying implies that doing businesswith family will create conflict, whereas chiefdom societies welcome and encourage such close-knit economic exchanges as a way of preventing conflict. In fact, in an interesting article onfamily businesses, Bertrand and Schoar comment on how cultures based on strong family tiescan have a negative impact on economic development. The reasoning is that the more we are
taught to count on our kinship and family ties, the less likely we are to trust those outside ourfamily networks, which greatly prohibits the development of larger economic institutions...Consider both examples and create an argument for or against mixing business with family.When responding to this question, be sure to engage in cross-cultural comparison, taking intoconsideration variation in subsistence systems, descent systems, mobility, and any other factorsyou consider pertinent. Draw examples from the ethnographic record, your own experience, andthe experience of others with whom you are familiar.Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims withexamples from the text, recommended material, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least twoof your classmates’ posts by Day 7.ANT 101 Week 3 Quiz1. An etic perspective of kula exchanges would be2. The sororate is a marriage custom in which3. Chiefdoms, unlike bands and tribes, have permanent political positions and regulate theregions they govern4. A feature usually found in societies with chiefdoms is5. Nomadic pastoralists have permanent settlements; and complete households shift location withthe herd. House structures are highly stable, such as a tent or yurt6. Age-sets are most common in which type of society7. All of the following are true concerning division of labor in pastoral societies except8. The difference between transhumance and nomadic pastoralism is9. In pastoral societies women’s sexuality is controlled in a variety of ways, including restrictingtheir movements10. Theocracies areANT 101 Week 4 DQ1Week 4 DQ1Monumental Architecture
What does monumental architecture imply about the cultural values and the socio-economic-political organization of the society that created it?Do a bit of Internet research on religious or secular monuments, statues, and architecturalwonders in your city, state, country, or internationally. Choose a monument (or set ofmonuments), describe its main features, discuss any symbolism it has, and analyze the messagesit sends to its intended audience(s). Provide a link to an image of the monument itself for the restof us to see.Bring in what you have read on leadership and political and religious organization in band,tribes, and states up to now in developing your answer. Build on the ideas and terminology in thetext and your own ideas to support your claims. Your initial response should be at least 150words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.ANT 101 Week 4 DQ2Week 4 DQ2Economy and ColonialismRelate what you have read in Chapter 8, of Cultural Anthropology, regarding colonialism and theexpansion of capitalism in modern industrial societies to the article, “Marketers Pursue theShallow Pocketed.”Is the information being discussed in this article another example of colonialism? Why or whynot? Identify two potential positives and two negatives direct marketing of the poor has onpeople and their economies. What theory of development is most applicable to the expansion ofglobal markets to poor, low income, and indigenous communities?Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims withexamples from the text, required material, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least two ofyour classmates’ posts by Day 7.ANT 101 Week 4 Quiz1. Industrial societies2. One element generally not found in caste systems is3. Before colonialism, most colonized people lived in4. Both reciprocal and redistributive exchanges exist in modern industrial society5. Class stratification is most characteristic of
6. A dowry is7. Anthropologists do ethnographic research in only preindustrial societies8. Traditionally, a caste in India9. If a society has only one type of religious practitioner, this is most likely to be a10. States have of all of the following exceptANT 101 Week 5 Assignment Final CulturalResearch PaperFinal Cultural Research PaperThroughout this course, we have learned that the primary mode of subsistence (how a culturemakes a living) impacts many other aspects of cultural behavior and has been an effective way toorganize thoughts and studies about culture. In order to demonstrate your understanding ofsubsistence modes and its impact on a culture and why a culture acts as it does, your ResearchPaper will require you to:Select a specific culture from the following list: Basseri of Iran The Batek of Malaysia Enga TheAmish Huaorani of Ecuador Bedouin Zulu Kurds Maori Mbuti Nayar of India Semai NavajoTikopia of Melanesia Research this culture using the Ashford University Online Library. Pleaseidentify and use a minimum of three scholarly articles from the library in addition to the textyour research. Keep in mind that most anthropological research, whether article length or booklength, is either an ethnography or an ethnology. You may use any combination of ethnographiesor ethnologies in your paper. Write a seven to eight page long research paper that does thefollowing: Identifies and classifies the selected culture’s primary mode of subsistence.( Foragers, Horticulturalists, Pastoralists, Emerging Agriculturalists, Agrarian States, orIndustrialists) Analyzes and evaluates the impact that the primary mode of subsistence of theselected culture has on at least three of the following aspects of culture: Beliefs and valuesEconomic organization Gender relations Kinship Political organization Sickness and healingSocial change Social organizationThe Research Paper must be formatted according to APA style and include a title and a referencepage (which does not count towards the page length). For information regarding APA samplesand tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the leftnavigation toolbar.In Week Three, you are required to submit an introductory paragraph, thesis statement, anoutline, and your properly formatted reference page with the required sources identified. At thatpoint, you should have chosen your culture and identified its primary mode of subsistence.
ANT 101 Week 5 DQ1Week 5 DQ1Ethics in AnthropologyBe sure to watch and read the “Miscellaneous Topics” at the end of Chapter 9 of CulturalAnthropology. Then, address the following topic:As noted, anthropology’s work with the military over the years has been wrought withcontroversy. Where do you stand on the issue regarding the use of anthropologists in intelligencegathering for the military? Can you come up with a compelling argument based on examplesgiven in the text, your understanding of the ethical requirements of anthropologist, and from yourown experiences /understanding of past and present military actions to take a stance on thisissue? Please use concepts and terminology from the text.Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims withexamples from the text, recommended material, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least twoof your classmates’ posts by Day 7.ANT 101 Week 5 DQ2Week 5 DQ2Anthropology and Your FutureWatch Winners and Losers, available in the Films On Demand database, in the Ashford OnlineLibrary. Which issues are most urgent in our world today? Are they the same in the US as in thedeveloping world? Where will the application of an anthropological perspective be mosteffective?Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims withexamples from the text, recommended material, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least twoof your classmates’ posts by Day 7.