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ANT 101 Entire Course (Ash course)

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ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 1 Cultural Relativism

ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 2 Studying Culture

ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 1 Foraging Societies

ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 2 Economic Concerns

ANT 101 Week 2 Critical Thinking Paper Kinship Organizations

ANT 101 We

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ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 1 Cultural Relativism (Ash course)

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Cultural Relativism. Cultural Anthropology gives three distinct meanings of cultural relativism: a moral stance that requires anthropologists to suspend moral and ethical judgments when

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ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 2 Studying Culture (Ash course)

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Studying Culture. Choose one of the "Consider This" boxes that Nowak and Laird present us with in Chapters 1 and 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:

a. Whether the UN'

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ANT 101 Week 2 Critical Thinking Paper Kinship Organizations (Ash course)

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Assignments

1. Due by Day 7. Critical Thinking Paper – Kinship Organizations. Kinship systems in Foraging and Horticultural based societies provide support for people in all stages of their life. Address the following in a two- to three-page paper:

a. Identify and describe the kinship system of one of the cultures listed below. These cultures are found in Chapters 3 and 4 of Cultural Anthropology.

§ Australian Aborigines

§Btsisi

§ Inuit of the Artic

§ Iroquois

§ San

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ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 1 Foraging Societies (Ash course)

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Foraging Societies. Answer one of the following four questions posed by Nowak and Laird, in Cultural Anthropology, at the very end of Chapter 3:

a. What can we learn from studying foraging societies? Is there anything we can learn regarding our relationship to the environment, or our family members, for example?

b. What is the ethnographic present? Do you think that the use of the ethnographic present in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy is appropriate, or do you think Lee's criticisms are valid?

c. Do you think the view of many anthropologists (pre–1970s) that men's hunting activities are more highly valued than women's gathering activities is a culturally biased perspective based on Eurocentric notions that men are the fami

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ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 2 Economic Concerns (Ash course)

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Economic Concerns. You have two choices for this discussion.

a. 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 question you are answering. Read the original question

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ANT 101 Week 3 DQ 1 Social Organization (Ash course)

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Social Organization. Watch 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 factors you can think of and the stability of marriage. Based on your reading of the textbook and the film, what are the disadvantages of different forms of marriages? Do you think they can be as successful as marriages of choice? Which form of marriage do you have the hardest time understanding?

Reflect on marriage and divorce in current North American societies. What factors contribute to the stability of marriages in our culture? What factors contribute to stability of marriage in the cultures shown in the film? And lastl

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ANT 101 Week 3 DQ 2 Doing Business with Family (Ash course)

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Doing Business with Family. Nowak and Laird's Applying Anthropology 6.2 box, in Cultural Anthropology, proposes the following question:

The familiar saying “never do business with family” advises against the practices used in many of the chiefdom societies discussed in this chapter. This old saying implies that doing business with 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 on family businesses, Bertrand and Schoar comment on how cultures based on strong family ties can 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 our family networks, which greatly prohibits the develop

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ANT 101 Week 3 Rough Draft of Final Cultural Research Paper (Ash course)

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Assignments

1. Due by Day 7. Rough Draft of Final Cultural Research Paper. To ensure that you are properly prepared for your Final Cultural Research Paper in this course, you must complete a draft/outline that includes:

a. A culture from the list below:

§ Basseri of Iran

§ The Batek of Malaysia

§ Enga

§ The Amish

§ Huaorani of Ecuador

§ Bedouin

§ Zulu

§ Kurds

§ Maori

§ Mbuti

§ Nayar of India

§ Semai

§ Navajo

§ Tikopia of Melanesia

b. Three scholarly research journals, ethnographies and ethnologies to be used as the primary sources of information.

c. Identification of the chosen cultures primary mode of subsistence. (Foragers, Horticulturalists, Pastoralists, Emerging Agriculturalists, Agrarian States or Industrialists)

d. Identification of the three aspects of culture which will be used in the Final Cultural Research Paper from the list below:

§ Beliefs and values

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ANT 101 Week 4 DQ 1 Monumental Architecture (Ash course)

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Monumental 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 architectural wonders in your city, state, country, or internationally. Choose a monument (or set of monuments), describe its main features, discuss any symbolism it has, and analyze the messages it sends to its intended audience(s). Provide a link to an image of the monument itself for the rest of us to see.

Bring in what you

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ANT 101 Week 4 DQ 2 Economy and Colonialism (Ash course)

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Economy and Colonialism. Relate what you have read in Chapter 8, of Cultural Anthropology, regarding colonialism and the expansion of capitalism in modern industrial societies to the article, “Marketers Pursue the Shallow Pocketed.” Is the information being discussed in this article another example of colonialism? Why or why not? Identify two potential positives and two negatives direct marketing of the poor has on people and their economies. What theory of development is most applicable to the expansion of global markets to poor, low income, and indigenous communities?

Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims with examples from the text, required material, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

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ANT 101 Week 5 DQ 1 Ethics in Anthropology (Ash course)

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Ethics in Anthropology. Be sure to watch and read the “Miscellaneous Topics” at the end of Chapter 9 ofCultural Anthropology. Then, address the following topic: As noted, anthropology’s work with the military over the years has been wrought with controversy. Where do you stand on the issue regarding the use of anthropologists in intelligence gathering for the military? Can you come up with a compelling argument based on examples given in the text, your understanding of the ethical requirements of anthropologist, and from your own experiences /understanding of past and present military acti

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ANT 101 Week 5 DQ 2 Anthropology and Your Future (Ash course)

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Anthropology and the Future. Watch Winners and Losers, available in the Films On Demand database, in the Ashford Online Library. Which issues are most urgent in our world today? Are they the same in the US as in the developing world? Where will the application of an anthropological perspective be most effective? Your initial response should be at least 150 words in length. Please support your claims with examples from the text, recommended material, and/or scholarly articles. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

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ANT 101 Week 5 Final Cultural Research Paper (Ash course)

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Focus of the Research Paper

Throughout this course, we have learned that the primary mode of subsistence (how a culture makes a living) impacts many other aspects of cultural behavior and has been an effective way to organize thoughts and studies about culture. In order to demonstrate your understanding of subsistence modes and its impact on a culture and why a culture acts as it does, your Research Paper will require you to:

1. Select a specific culture from the following list:

a. Basseri of Iran

b. The Batek of Malaysia

c. Enga

d. The Amish

e. Huaorani of Ecuador

f. Bedouin

g. Zulu

h. Kurds

i. Maori

j. Mbuti

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