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Film Write-ups -- Prompt:  

Find a minimum of two scenes or events that illustrate concepts or theories learned in the course.  Describe the scene briefly, identify and define the concept, and summarize your paper. 

 EX.:  When person X does Y, this behavior can be explained as a type of Z, a cultural behavior which the book defines as . . .

You must describe X, Y and Z.

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Chapter Objectives 

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Mirror for Humanity, 7th ed. Use this site for chapter outlines, review, practice quizzes and vocabulary definitions.

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Test 1  
Study Guide
Chapter 1    
Chapter 2   
Chapter 3  

Test 2           
Review Sheet       
pdf The Hunters    

Test 3  
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Interesting books for future reading:

The Innocent Anthropologist:  Notes from a Mud Hut by Nigel Barley
A History of God by Karen Armstrong
The Paleolithic Prescription by
S. Boyd Eaton, M.D. , Marjorie Shostak, Melvin Konner
Genes, People and Languages by Luigi Cavalli-Sforza

Nisa: Autobiography of a!Kung Woman, by Marjorie Shostak
Purity and Danger:  An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo by Mary Douglas
Syllabi & Calendar

Course Syllabi

Mesa College Cultural Anthropology Syllabus

City College Cultural Anthropology Syllabus


Online Cultural Anth Course Calendar

Feature films relevant to anthropology:  You will choose one of the following films to watch and write an analysis, identifying anthropological concepts.

 Kandahar  Hotel Rwanda  The Constant Gardener  City of God
 Rabbit-Proof Fence  Dances with Wolves  Moolaade  Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?     (1967 version with Katherine Hepburn only)
 Kitchen Stories

 Smoke  Signals  

 The White Balloon  
 Monsoon Wedding
 Once Were Warriors

 The Fast Runner  Gangs of New York  The New World

 Pather Panchali [Pt. 1 of the Apu Trilogy]

 God Grew Tired of Us
 The Devil Came on Horseback
 Twenty-Eight Up! [a documentary]
(This list will be updated periodically. Last updated 10-12-10.)

Watch one of the following films online and prepare an analysis similar to those you have completed so far in class.  This extra credit is worth 4% of your total grade.  This will not be enough to raise a low grade to the next higher grade, but will give an edge to those students whose grade is borderline.

Due Date:  the last week of regularly scheduled classes, no exceptions.  This assignment will be submitted through Blackboard.

1.  A Walk To Beautiful

2.  Forgotten Genius

3.  Secrets of the Parthenon

Margaret Rance,
Jan 22, 2011, 11:15 AM