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Fall 2014 Syllabus for ANTH-D002.-61Z
ANTH-D002.-61Z - Arianne Ishaya
Call Number: 00036
Term: Summer 2013
4 units
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • LC 107 • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Description
The anthropological approach to the study of human behavior from a cross-cultural, comparative perspective. An exploration into the languages, economics, sociopolitical systems, religions, and world views of diverse world cultures. An assessment of the dynamics of culture change and the future prospects for humanity.
Prerequisites
None
Instructor Information: Arianne Ishaya
INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION: Arianne Ishaya has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from U.C.L.A., and has done extensive research in the form of community studies in Canada and the USA. She has had 22 years teaching experience in cultural anthropology. Her international experience includes living and teaching in the Middle East (Lebanon, Iran), Europe (Switzerland) and North America (Canada, USA). She has taught this course at De Anza since 1989. In 2010 Arianne published two community studies. "New Lamps for Old" was the ethnography of Assyrian Settlement in North Battleford Canada; "Familiar Faces in Unfamiliar Places" was the history of the settlement of Assyrians in Turlock, California. For further information check out her website: http://www.arianishayawebsite.com/


Phone: (408) 864-8999 X3690
Email: ishayaarianne@fhda.edu
Office Location: MLC-250 (Distance Learning Center)
Office Hours: Mondays, 12:15-1:15 PM
Requirements
Catalyst Information:
Note: you will NOT be able to log in to Catalyst until the first day of the quarter.

If you have any problems navigating the Catalyst Server, There are a few things you can do:
1. Consult the Catalyst Student Guide on the Catalyst website.
2. Click on the help button. Fill out the suggested form, and submit. You will be able to get email support to your personal navigation problems.

After completing the readings you should be able to:
1. Recognize underlying similarities as well as the wide range and variability of human cultures.
2. Demonstrate a broad cross-cultural background against which to view your own culture, as well as contemporary social problems.
3. Understand the relationship between culture and the individual.
4. Appreciate the duration of total human history and prehistory.
5. Recognize and appreciate that there are a number of valid "cultural solutions" to living on the earth.
Complete the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form by 12 noon on Saturday, July 7, (Online Orientation may be found at http://distance.deanza.edu/). Pre-registered students who do not complete the online orientation by the deadline date will be dropped to make room for students on the wait list.

• You are really brave to take a full term course for a six week period. Be prepared to consider it a part-time job spending a minimum of 24 hours per week using and studying course materials.

• Read the assigned chapters in your Haviland textbook, and the assigned articles in Anuual Edition.

• Take the three assigned tests.


Please Note: students must take the initiative to drop the course if they do not want to continue with it. This is to avoid getting an F on their record. Do not expect the instructor to make the decision for you.

Course Description: An introduction to anthropology featuring cultures from all continents, major human subsistence patterns, and human adaptation to the different environments. Religious, economic, linguistic, social and political aspects of different cultures from the beginning of human history to the present.

Note to Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide (name of Instructor) with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number).

Objectives
After completing the readings you should be able to:
1. Recognize underlying similarities as well as the wide range and variability of human cultures.
2. Demonstrate a broad cross-cultural background against which to view your own culture, as well as contemporary social problems.
3. Understand the relationship between culture and the individual.
4. Appreciate the duration of total human history and prehistory.
5. Recognize and appreciate that there are a number of valid "cultural solutions" to living on the earth.

If you have any problems navigating the Catalyst Server, There are a few things you can do:
1. Consult the Catalyst Student Guide on the Catalyst website.
2. Click on the Technical Support link. Fill out the suggested form, and submit. You will be able to get email support to your personal navigation problems.
Textbook
Available at the De Anza Bookstore:

1. Three scantrons; the half page length kind (Green)

2. Haviland, William; Harald Prins; Dana Walrath; B. Mcbridge. Cultural Anthropology, (Loose Leaf-it's cheaper.) 13th ed. Wadsworth Thomson Learning Publishers ISBN: 978-1-1114888-3-3 (required).

3. E. Angeloni (ed.) Annual Editions Anthropology 13/14 edition. McGraw Hill; ISBN: 978-0-07-805131-9 (Optional) Copies are available at the library Reserve Shelf.

4. A #2 pencil.

3. E. Angeloni (ed.) Annual Editions Anthropology 13/14 edition. McGraw Hill; ISBN: 978-0-07-805131-9 (Optional) Copies are available at the library Reserve Shelf.
Media Availability
Video Components & Availability
1. Fourteen 5 minutes video exercises plus the accompanying discussion questions on the Online Anthropology Resource Center http://login.cengage.com
2. 16 topical lectures video-streamed on the Catalyst website.

If you have any problems navigating the Catalyst Server,
There are a few things you can do:
1. Consult the Catalyst Student Guide on the Catalyst website.
2. Click on the help button. Fill out the suggested form, and submit. You will be able to get email support to your personal navigation problems.
Written Assignments
STUDY EACH WEEKS ASSIGNMENTS
The primary course content comes from the readings. You are tested on information from the readings in the textbook.

Note: The video lectures are essentially a review of the important concepts on the tests. Video lecture #1 is a review of material in preparation for the first test; Video lecture 2 is review for test #2; and the last lecture video is a review of material for test #3.

Work on the lessons in the following order:
a. Briefly review the major concepts in the chapter and then take the MC tutorial quiz (Self Test) on the Companion Website to the text. (the link is available on the Anth 2 Catalyst Website.) You do not need to email the answers to the instructor. You can check the correct answers yourself at the end of the quiz.

b. Watch the video-streamed topical lecture(s) for the corresponding chapter(s). Read the assigned chapters in the text.

c. Read the assigned Annual Edition article and do the homework. For further information on the homework, see below.

Please Note: Mark your calendar for the dates of the tests, to make sure you do not schedule any other activity during the test time slot, as no make-up testing is available.

HOMEWORK
A total of 55 points are gained through homework. The homework consists of answers to the discussion questions on the assigned articles in Annual Edition text. Answer the questions on a word document, save them in the homework folder, and when the set is complete, copy and paste them onto the anth 2 Catalyst link for homework in the space where it says "Edit My Submissions". Do not email them to the faculty email address. Separate topics by the title of the article. Answer topics in the order assigned each week. You will answer three questions on every article. See the sample page and instruction sheet for the correct way to answer the questions at the end of this syllabus.

Due dates for the first set of homework assignments are on the date of the second test (JULY 25, AT 6:00 PM); for second set the due date is (AUGUST 8 AT 6:00 PM).

Please Note: Late assignments are not accepted, as the Catalyst shuts down.
Extra Credit
You have the option of earning 20 extra credit points by doing the following exercises:

Number 1:
Go to Youtube broadcast yourself link and type in "The Broken Rainbow" Watch parts 1-6.

1. Write a half-page long single-spaced summary.

2. Write a half-page essay relating the material you have watched to the article in Annual Edition titled "The Tractor Invasion". Your half-page essay should be meaningful and relevant to get you the 10 extra credit points. Save this on a word document. Then copy and paste it on the link for "Extra Credit #1" at the the blank space that says "edit my submissions". The due date is on the date of the first test (JULY 11).

Number 2:
Go to Youtube broadcast your self link and type in "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins. Watch parts 1, 2, 3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen you will find the set of three together by IncreaseMyKnowledge. (Each part is about 10 minutes long.)

See if this link works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uywEObEdVnQ&playnext=1&list=PL467C2902D7A24A3B&feature=results_main

Answer the following questions:
1. What are the three steps that corporate hitmen take to control the economy of a third world country? (Provide three examples.)

2. If a country cannot pay the loans given to it by IMF or World Bank, then what are the resources that it should give up to foreign corporations? 4 major ones are mentioned in the video. Discuss the importance of such resources. Your half-page essay should be meaningful and relevant to get you the 10 extra credit points. Save this on a word document. Then copy and paste it on "Extra Credit #2" link on the Anth 2 Catalyst website. The due date is on the date of the last test ( JULY 25).

NOTE: Answers will not be accepted after the deadline dates.

The due date for this set is on the date of the second test.
Exam Notes
Please Note: Mark your calendar for the dates of the tests, to make sure you do not schedule any other activity during the test time slot, as no make-up testing is available.
Final Grade
You may access your final grades on the De Anza College website [http://www.deanza.edu/] under "My Portal".
Additional Information
Please Note:If you do not intend to continue with the course please take the initiative to drop by the drop dates indicated on Catalyst.

If you have any problems navigating the Catalyst Server, There are a few things you can do:
1. Consult the Catalyst Student Guide on the Catalyst website.

2. Click on the help button. Fill out the suggested form, and submit. You will be able to get email support to your personal navigation problems.

De Anza College Distance Learning Center Information:
Phone: (408) 864-8969
FAXES: (408) 864-5546; (408) 864-8245
Website: http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Service Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM-6:00 PM; CLOSED Fridays and weekends.
Testing / Grading
All tests are composed of 68 multiple choice and true/false questions for a value of 65 each (The 3 additional questions are bonus questions on each test.) The total points for all tests are 195. To these are added 55 points from homework for a course total grade of 250 points (3 tests plus the homework). Test questions are selected from a test bank that accompanies the textbook.

Exam #1: Thursday, July 11; 1:00-2:30 PM; Room MLC-255
(Exam #1 covers chapters 1–7.)

Exam #2: Thursday, July 25; 1:00-2:30 PM; Room MLC-255
(Exam #2 covers chapters 8–12.)

Exam #3: Thursday, August 8; 1:00-2:30 PM; Room MLC-255
(Exam #3 covers chapters 12–16. Yes, there are going to be a few questions from Ch. 12).

Please Note: Mark your calendar for the dates of the tests, to make sure you do not schedule any other activity during the test time slot, as no make-up testing is available.

Students may bring to class one page of notes (hand-written or typed; one side; to be left with the instructor at the end of the test). The instructor has provided you with review notes for each test on the Anth 2 Catalyst website. Make sure to review the lecture videos and use the review notes in preparing for the test. Your score depends on this!
Alternate Exams
Please contact instructor.
Grading
Please Note: The score you get on your test indicates the number of correct answers out of a total of 68 questions. Compute your percentage point by dividing your score by 65 (not 68; since you get 3 bonus questions on each test). Then check that result against the percentage scale below to get your letter grade.

CUMULATIVE GRADE SCALE......Percentage Score Per Test
A+ 250–240.....................................100–96
A 239–224......................................95–90
A- 223–213......................................89–86
B+ 212–197......................................85–80
B 196–189......................................79–76
B- 188–176......................................75–71
C+ 175–164......................................70–66
C 163–151......................................65–61
C- 150–139......................................60–56
D+ 138–126......................................55–51
D 125–113......................................50–46
F 112–0 .......................................45–0

Students may bring to class one page of notes (hand-written or typed; one side; to be left with the instructor at the end of the test). The instructor has provided you with review notes for each test on the Anth 2 Catalyst website. Make sure to review the lecture videos and use the review notes in preparing for the test. Your score depends on this!

Students may bring to class one page of notes (hand-written or typed; one side; to be left with the instructor at the end of the test). The instructor has provided you with review notes for each test on the Anth 2 Catalyst website. Make sure to review the lecture videos and use the review notes in preparing for the test. Your score depends on this!

Exam scores are posted on the Anth 2 Catalyst server 3 working days after each test.

Grades
You may access your final grades on the De Anza College Website [http:www.deanza.edu/] under "My Portal".
Assignments Schedule
STUDENT DISCUSSION FORUM
The forum provides an opportunity for the students to interact with one another, discuss interesting issues, and help one another in navigating the Anth 2 Catalyst

Sample Page for the Annual Edition Article Review Form:

TITLE AND NUMBER OF THE ARTICLE

1. BRIEFLY STATE THE MAIN IDEA OF THIS ARTICLE

Example: This article discusses why Mary Carpenter is an excellent student. (Be precise and to the point.)

2. LIST THREE IMPORTANT FACTS THAT THE AUTHOR USES TO SUPPORT THE MAIN IDEA:

Example:
a. She comes to class prepared.

b. She pays attention in class, and does not send and receive text messages under the desk.

c. She asks relevant questions and participates in class discussions.

P.S. That she has brown eyes, likes suspense films, and that she has traveled extensively is a fact. But you do not mention these because it is not relevant to the main point in the article.

3. WHAT INFORMATION OR IDEAS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE ALSO DISCUSSED IN YOUR TEXTBOOK OR OTHER READINGS YOU HAVE DONE OR VIDEOS YOU HAVE WATCHED? LIST THE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS AND PAGE NUMBERS IF YOUR REFERENCE IS A READING SOURCE.

• Note: Do not skip this question. It’s important.

• Do not just give a chapter and page numbers. Write a phrase regarding the topic.

Example: Text, Chapter 9, PP 2-4 discusses student success in college.

Welcome, and Enjoy the Course!
Cheating
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
Catalyst Information
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ to login. Please note that you will be unable to login until the first day of class. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website.
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
Phone: 408-864-8455
http://books.deanza.edu/
LIBRARY SERVICES
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus. Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:

De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/

Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
  • Access to the Library Catalog which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
    Library Catalog: http://library.deanza.edu/uhtbin/webcat
  • Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.


Distance Learning
Building: MLC 250
Email: distance@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8969
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