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  1. DQ 1. Create your initial post in response to the following:
    • Tell us about you. Tell us who you are, and what you do. What is your interest in anthropology or the dynamics of globalization? Tell us something about your interests, hobbies, future goals.

Return to the board and read over the posts of your fellow classmates. Choose at least one classmate and create a post responding to his/her initial post. Please be professional and courteous and reply in complete sentences. Your initial post (due Friday) and your response to your classmate (due Monday) is required as part of your class participation grade

  1. Weekly readings:
    • Read Chapter 1: “Ethnography and Culture” by James Spradley in Conformity and Conflict by Spradley and McCurdy.
    • Read Chapter 31: “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” by Horace Miner in Conformity and Conflict by Spradley and McCurdy.
    • Read Chapter 2: “Eating Christmas in the Kalahari” by Richard Borshay Lee in Conformity and Conflict by Spradley and McCurdy.
    • Read Chapter 3: “Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS” by Claire E. Sterk in Conformity and Conflict by Spradley and McCurdy.
    • Read Chapter 4: “Nice Girls Don’t Talk to Rastas” by George Gmelch in Conformity and Conflict by Spradley and McCurdy.
  2. View the following Lectures:
    • Lecture 1: Anthropology and the Study of Culture (Based on chapter 1 of Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World by Barbara Miller) – The lecture is in three parts: Lecture 1-1 and Lecture 1-2
  • Lecture 2: Researching Culture (Based on chapter 2 of Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World by Barbara Miller) – The lecture is in two parts: Lecture 2-1 and Lecture 2-2
  1. Assignment 1. See Assignment 1.doc located in this week’s module. This assignment is based on the required readings assigned this week. Discuss the question prompts with your group on the discussion board. You may hand in a single assignment for the entire group.

This assignment must be typed and submitted electronically in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. The file must be named in the following format: Lastname_Assignment1.doc. Submit your completed document to Assignment 1, listed on the Modules and Assignments pages, as a file attachment.

  1. Watch the film The Ax Fight (0:00-12:30) (See the link to the documentary through the Campbell Library Kanopy streaming video service below) and answer questions on Assignment 2.
  2. Assignment 2. See Assignment 2.doc located in this week’s module. Turn in your answers to The Ax Fight and A Man Called Bee video questions. These must be submitted individually.

This assignment must be typed and submitted electronically in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. The file must be named in the following format: Lastname_Assignment2.doc. Submit your completed document to Assignment 2, listed on the Modules and Assignments pages, as a file attachment.

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