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This paperwork contains ANT 101 Week 1 Quiz Version B
Anthropology - General Anthropology
Week 1 Complete
Acculturation. The textbook discusses the process of
acculturation. After viewing the film, Indian School: Stories of
Survival, answer the following questions:
What is the definition of acculturation?
What happened to the Native American children in the film?
Why did the American government decide to acculturate
them into Western culture?
How did this affect them long term?
Is acculturating others into another culture ever justified?
Cultural Relativism. Cultural relativism asserts that every
culture has its own set of customs and beliefs, and that
culture must be understood by the standards and values of
the people within that culture. Anthropologists think that
things that might seem cruel or irrational in our own culture
must be seen through the lens of cultural relativity, and that
all cultures have practices or beliefs that can be seen by
others as repugnant or incomprehensible.
After reading the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, explain
whether you think that cultural relativism can coexist with
the idea of universal human rights. Is it possible for
anthropologists to promote human rights without imposing,
for example, their own Western values and ideas of human
Week 2 Complete
Race and Identity. Historian Robin Kelley stated, “Race was
never just a matter of how you look, it’s about how people
assign meaning to how you look.” With that in mind:
After viewing the video clip, Social Implications of Race, what
do you think is meant by the term racial smog?
How do racial categories shape our identities and social
Language, Status, and Identity. Anthropologists believe that
language sends messages about who we are, where we come
from, and with whom we associate. Based on the readings,
can you explain how language can determine status? Provide
specific examples that illustrate and support your point of
Locating Scholarly Sources. This assignment is intended to
help you familiarize yourself with using the Ashford
University Library for anthropological research, in
preparation for your Final Research Paper. You will also
become familiar with identifying the thesis statement in
Similar to how different fields of study use distinct
methodologies to collect data, each scholastic field also
utilizes specific databases to locate scholarly articles. For this
assignment, you will be locating articles and texts from a
variety of databases that are all commonly used in
anthropological research. In addition to being able to locate
articles, it is very important to be able to identify the thesis
statements of the articles or texts to make sure they will be
useful in your research.
To begin, click on the “Article Selector” quiz in the left
navigation menu of your online classroom. This will randomly
assign you three articles, and provide you with the proper
APA citation. After you have been assigned the articles, make
sure to acknowledge that you have received each of these
articles and click “submit.” You may want to write these
down in a separate document, but you can also view these in
your Gradebook at any time. You will not be able to access
the Assignment until you have used the Article Selector
Week 3 Complete
Alternative Gender Roles. According to the textbook, gender
is the social construct that is assigned and learned based on
cultural concepts about the nature of sex differences and
their place in social life In your forum response, pick one of
the alternative genders discussed in the textbook, and
explain how these gender roles function within their society.
Rites of Passage. A rite of passage is a ritual that helps mark a
person’s transition from one status to another. All cultures
have rites of passage to mark these important transitions.
With that in mind, choose a rite of passage either from the
textbook or from your own research. What is the function of
this rite within the particular society?
Rough Draft of Final Research Paper. To ensure that you are
properly prepared for your Final Research Paper in this
course, you must complete a draft that includes:
a. Select a topic from the following list:
§ Body Art and Ornamentation
§ Child Rearing Practices
§ Healthcare practices
§ The use of music or dance as a form of political
protest/music or dance as a reflection of cultural
issues, values and beliefs
§ Educational practices
§ Elderly care
§ Body Language and Proxemics
§ Rites of Passage
§ Conflict resolution
§ Marriage practices
§ Alternative gender roles
§ Alternative topics are possible, but must be approved by
the instructor at least a week before the
Week Three draft is due.
A thesis that reflects the requirements of the Final Research
A properly formatted reference page.
After you have decided upon a topic, the next step is to begin
to do your research. Since you will be comparing this topic
across three different cultures, it may be helpful to
brainstorm a list of different cultures that you are interested
in researching. Utilizing the same databases that you
searched in the Week Two Assignment, conduct key word
searches to locate the scholarly sources you will be using to
aid in writing this paper. If you feel that you need a little help
in beginning this research, please view the Generating Search
Terms tutorial and/or the Finding Full Text Articles tutorial in
the library. Please keep in mind, that even though you are
only required to use three scholarly sources from the library,
you will initially want to find more than that to ensure that
you are using the best three articles for your topic and
After completing your research, now is a good time to
compile your sources in a reference page. Do not worry if you
do not end up using one of the sources in your Final Research
Paper; you can always remove any sources that you do not
Once you have read through the sources you have located,
you should now be able to write a thesis statement that
reflects the requirements of the Final Research Paper. For
help on creating the thesis statement, please visit
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center.
While not required for this assignment, it may be helpful to
first outline your thoughts to aid you in organizing how you
will present the information in your paper. If you are
concerned about how to successfully integrate the sources
that you found, please view the Incorporating Sources
tutorial in the library. As you are incorporating the
information from your sources, think back on the Plagiarism
Quiz and the Article Selector Quiz to make sure that you are
properly citing sources. You can also view the Plagiarism Flow
Chart, found in your online course, to help ensure that you
have properly incorporated sources.
Week 4 Complete
Native American Religion. Read the article...