Spring Term, 2003: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 - 10:20 am, Chambers 322
This course is not an introduction to anthropology, and students are expected to have some background in science, anthropology or social theory and methodology.
Class Participation: 15%
Students are expected to attend all classes, do the readings, and ask questions and discuss the implications of the issues in the classroom. I will not duplicate the readings in class, but will serve as a resource for the theoretical background, context, and critique of the topics in the readings. Students are expected to complete the assigned readings as scheduled on the syllabus. Seminar participation will be 15% of the grade.
Response Papers: 10%
Throughout the term, there will be five response papers (no more than two pages); submission of response papers will be 10% of the grade.
Two Short Essays: 30%
There will also be two short essays (no more than five pages) that will give students the opportunity to explore the theoretical and social implications of the classroom material. For these essays, no outside research is required. Each graded essay will be worth 15% of the grade.
Final Paper: 45%
There will also be a final research essay (12-15 pages) based on a topic that students will select. This essay may include outside research, library or fieldwork based. Students will submit a proposal and bibliography (worth 5% of the grade) in the middle of the term, and will also present their paper in class (worth 10% of the grade). The Final essay is worth 30% of the final grade.
While students working with each other outside of class is highly encouraged, all graded, written work must be your own and pledged accordingly. All work is subject to the Davidson College Honor Code as stated in the student handbook. If there are individual accommodations for special needs, please let me know and authorize the Dean of Students to contact me so that we can work something out.
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