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Fall 2014 Syllabus for ANTH-D002.-63Z
ANTH-D002.-63Z - Arianne Ishaya
Call Number: 30465
Term: Winter 2014
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
This course is offered through the Catalyst Server.
Catalyst Information:
Note: you will not be able to log into 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:
Consult the Catalyst Student Guide on the Catalyst website.

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.


1. Complete the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form by 12 noon on Saturday, January 18 (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.
2. Be prepared to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week using and studying course materials.
3. Read the assigned chapters in your Haviland textbook, and the assigned articles in Annual Edition.
4. Take the three assigned exams.

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 and watching the video programs, 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.
Textbook
Available at the De Anza Bookstore:
1. Haviland, William; Harald Prins; Dana Walrath; B. Mcbridge. Cultural Anthropology, (Loose Leaf) 13th ed. Wadsworth Thomson Learning Publishers ISBN: 978-1-11148883-3 (Required).
2. E. Angeloni (ed) annual Edition Anthropology 13/14 edition; Mcgraw Hill; ISBN: 978-0-07-805131-9 (Required)

Media Availability
Video Components & Availability

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 WEEK'S ASSIGNMENTS
The primary course content comes from the readings. The videotape programs are intended to emphasize and illustrate the reading material. 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 test #1; 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. After reading the assigned chapter in Haviland, 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. This exercise will help you when taking the real test.

b. Watch the video-streamed topical lecture(s) for the corresponding chapter(s).

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


HOMEWORK
A total of 60 points are gained through homework. The homework consists of answers to the assigned Annual Edition articles. Answer the questions on a word document, save them in a "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 Submission". Do not email them to the faculty email address. Separate articles by the title (typed in bold letters). Answer the questions for the articles in the order assigned each week. There are the same questions on every article. See the sample page and instruction sheet for the correct way to answer the questions available at the end of this syllabus.


Due dates for the three sets of homework assignments are on the date of the three tests respectively.


Please Note: Late assignments are not accepted.


Extra Credit
I urge you to do the extra credit assignments. they really boost up your grade.


You have the option of earning 21 extra credit points by doing the following exercises:
Set Number 1:
Go to YouTube Broadcast yourself link and type in "The Broken Rainbow" Watch parts 1–3. (These are less than 10 minutes long each.) Follow directions on the Anth 2 Catalyst extra credit link set #1 for completing the assignment. Answer the questions on the "Edit My Submission" link. Your answers should be in sentence form and relevant to the topic. This exercise will give you 7 extra credit points.


Set Number 2:
Go to YouTube Broadcast Yourself link and type in: Confessions of an Economic Hitman: by John Perkins. parts 1-3. Each part is about 10 minutes long. Click on the extra credit link on the course Catalyst website to complete the assignment as you did for set #1.


Your half-page essay should be meaningful and relevant to get you the 7 extra credit points. Save this on a word document. Then copy and paste it on the link for "Extra Credit #2" on the Anth 2 Catalyst website. The due date for this set is on the date of the second test.


Set Number 3:
You will be watching 2 short broadcasts on YouTube:
1. The World Trade Organization and global Resistance"
2. " Hidden Face of Globalization"


Go to Anth 2 Catalyst link for Extra credit set # 3 to complete the assignment. Answer the questions in a thoughtful and in sentence form. This assignment will give you 7 extra credit points and is due on the date of the third test.

Exam Notes
Please Note: 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.

Exam Scores: Exam scores are available to students on the Anth 2 Catalyst server 3 working days after each test.
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 scale below to get your letter grade.
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
Good News! The tests are not cumulative. Each test covers only the portion of readings assigned between tests. So there is no "final" examination.


The first test is composed of 70 questions since it covers 6 chapters. The other two tests are composed of 60 questions each and cover 5 chapters each. The duration of each test is one hour and 30 minutes. Tests are composed of multiple choice and true/false questions. The total points for all tests are 190. To these are added 60 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. You have an opportunity to add 21 points to your total score by doing the optional extra credit assignments.


Exam #1: Online test open from January 31 at 5:00 AM to February 3 until 11:00 PM.
(Exam #1 covers chapters 1–6.)
Only one attempt is allowed.


The test is not available after the deadline date.
CAUTION: Do not click on the test unless you want to take it.


Exam #2: Online test is open from Friday, February 21 starting at 5:00 AM until Monday February 24 until 11:00 PM.
(Exam #2 covers chapters 7-11).


Exam #3: Online test is open from Friday March 21 starting at 5:00 AM until Tuesday, March 25 at 11:00 PM.(Exam #3 covers chapters 12-16.)


Policy on Cheating:
Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments receive a failing grade in the course and are reported to college authorities.


You may access your final grades on the De Anza College Website [http:www.deanza.edu/] under "My Portal".

Grading
Exam Scores: Exam scores are available to students on the Anth 2 Catalyst server.


Please Note: The score you get on your test indicates the number of correct answers out of a total questions. Compute your percentage point by dividing your score by the number of questions in the test. Then check that result against the 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


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.


Exam Scores: Exam scores are available to students on the Anth 2 Catalyst server.
Please Note: The score you get on your test indicates the number of correct answers out of a total questions. Compute your percentage point by dividing your score by the number of questions in the test. Then check that result against the scale below to get your letter grade.
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.
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Sample Page for the Annual Edition Article Review Form:
1. Title and Number of the Article
2. Briefly state the main idea of this article.
Example: This article discusses why Mary Carpenter is an excellent student (Be specific, precise, and to the point.)
3. List three important facts that the author uses to support the main idea.
Example:
a. She does not procrastinate and completes her weekly assignments on time.
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.
PS. That she has brown hair, like 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 of 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 is important for developing your skills.

◦Do not just give a chapter and page numbers. Write a phrase or sentence regarding the connection.
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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