Anthropology Assignment # 1
Assignment number 1 – Instructions: Essay not necessarily APA format but reference is required –
- Culture, ethnocentrism, and cultural relativism are key, foundational concepts in cultural anthropology. Prior to enrolling in this course, you probably heard of “culture.” What was your understanding of the concept of culture before you enrolled in this course, and what is your understanding of culture now, based on your learning in only the first week of this course?
- What about the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism? How important are they? How do we keep our ethnocentric attitudes from affecting us in any cross-cultural situations where we might find ourselves? How do you react to someone with significantly different views, attitudes, or beliefs from your own?
- Think of practicing nursing in a culturally diverse area, or in any area with different cultures, or with a culture or cultures different from your own. How might ethnocentrism hinder your ability to provide the very best care? How might you avoid that?
- As you respond to your peers, in this discussion thread, engage in a conversation with them about how their acknowledged ethnocentrism and your acknowledged ethnocentrism are similar and different. Respond a second time, to at least one of these responding peers, to further discuss solutions to the acknowledged narrow mind sets.
Assignment number 2 – Instructions: Essay APA format –
YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS TO PASS THIS CLASS.
- As you read the course materials this week be sure to take notes on what you study.
- Keep notes on your impressions and record your personal definition of Cultural Anthropology.
- Learners should keep notes over four different days, label those four different days, and each of the four entries should be two-to-three complete, substantial paragraphs in length.
Example: attached as assignment # 2 notes exemplar (you will find it as an attachment)
- This week you learned about field notes in Chapter 3 of the eText. Field notes can be formal or informal. For this assignment, you will take informal field notes, much like a personal journal, on your impressions of what you learned in the Week 1 module materials.
|Week 1: Field Notes Assignment_ANT300|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics (30%)
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are correct. Both sentence and paragraph structures conform to current conventions.
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTimeliness (30%)
Submission is on-time. Notes are prepared for four different days.
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCompletion (40%)
Thoughts are fully explored, including relevant details and impressions. Analyses demonstrate a thorough understanding of cultural anthropology and the role of field notes within the discipline.
|Total Points: 30|
- Submit your “field notes”. You may hand write them or type them in a Word document with a .doc or .docx document file extension. If you hand write your notes, make sure they are legible. Scan them and submit them as a .pdf file extension document.
- Use correct grammar, punctuation, and complete sentences in your field notes.
- Be sure to review the grading rubric before you submit your assignment to make sure you are including all the required elements.