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How to Make (Some) Anthro Stick: Teaching Introductory Anthropology

So you are planning your first Introduction to Anthropology course or you are considering an overhaul of this course. What do you do? In my previous blog post I suggested that you approach the course design from the perspective that you only have one shot to make this course relevant to most students. Know your audience, I recommend. I find that a third or more of my students arrive just to fulfill a social science requirement but, more importantly, almost every student arrives without ever having taken any social science in their K-12 years. Therefore, I tell my students how glad I am that they now have a chance to learn some social science, specifically anthropology. read more…

  • dateFebruary 25, 2014
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  • posted bySarah Mahler
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Sharing Syllabi: Queer Anthropology

Tom Boellstorff, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine, shares the syllabus for his Winter 2014 graduate course, Anthropology 252a: Queer Anthropology. read more…

  • dateJanuary 17, 2014
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  • posted byAnna
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Capturing the Attention of Students from Day 1

When I teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, I try to make the relevance of anthropology clear in every class. This starts on Day 1, just after I’ve stated my name and welcomed students to the class. With those rituals out of the way, I begin the first class with a pictures-only presentation titled “What I Did Last Summer.” read more…

  • dateAugust 27, 2013
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  • posted byThomas McIlwraith
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Sharing Syllabi: Anthropology of the Internet

Svetlana Peshkova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UNH, describes the inspiration behind her new course: “One day, my son came from school and said, ‘I am going home to my village;’ he was going to his computer to play Minecraft (an online sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world). This was the day I realized my child is a cyborg….” read more…

  • dateAugust 16, 2013
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  • posted byAnna
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