INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo September 1, 2010
Office: Bowman 225 OFFICE HOURS:
Phone: 828-5351 Posted on Office Door
E -Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and by Appointment
Class Schedule: MWF 9:00-9:50AM
All Cell Phones, Beepers, and Wrist Watch Beepers should be turned off before class. Cell Phones and Beepers should be put away in your pocket or bag and will not be used during class.
You are expected to read the attached document at the end of the syllabus titled: “Ethics in Academic Work”. The document is also on the BC web page: http://www.bridgewater.edu/WritingCenter/BCplagiarism.htm.
mission of Bridgewater College is to educate and develop the whole person.
Our graduates will be equipped to become leaders, living ethical, healthy,
useful and fulfilling lives with a strong sense of personal accountability
and civic responsibility. This mission is carried out in a learning
community, with Christian values, high standards of integrity and
excellence, affirming and challenging each member”. - Bridgewater College Catalog, p. 6
"The mission of Bridgewater College is to educate and develop the whole person. Our graduates will be equipped to become leaders, living ethical, healthy, useful and fulfilling lives with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. This mission is carried out in a learning community, with Christian values, high standards of integrity and excellence, affirming and challenging each member”.
- Bridgewater College Catalog, p. 6
Bridgewater College is committed to providing all students equal access to the college’s academic programs and activities. Students who have or think they may have a condition (attentional, learning, visual, hearing, physical, psychological or chronic medical) that impacts learning and for which an accommodation may be desired, are encouraged to contact the Director of Academic Support, Dr. Chip Studwell, 540, 828-5370 or email@example.com. A letter is required from the Academic Support Office, each semester, in order to receive accommodations at Bridgewater.
The objectives of the course are to introduce students to and to explore fundamental aspects of anthropology. The role of human biology, genetics, archeology, linguistics and culture will be Explored to determine how they contribute to the scientific understanding of human social behavior, social change, and the perpetuation, survival, and extinction of societies in a global context. Major paradigms in Exploring human evolution and societal behavior will be identified. Students will be encouraged to use some or all of them in all class assignments. Students are expected to constantly engage in Exploration, Explanation, Analysis, and Synthesis in the critical application of anthropological concepts to explore aspects of human life.
The Instructor will use some of the following methods of teaching to achieve these objectives:
Upon Completion of the Course, the Student:
Johnson, Jr., William., Retting, Richard., Scott, Gregory M., and Garrison, Stephen M., The Sociology Student Writer’s Manual, 6th Edition, New York: Prentice Hall, 2004, 2006, 2010.
Aug. 30-Sept.5: What is Anthropology? Culture, Applying Anthropology.
Sept. 6 - 12: Physical Anthropology and Archeology,
Sept. 13– 19: Human Variation & Primate Evolution
§ Kottak, Ch. 6 & 7, pp.116 – 157.
Sept. 20 - 26: Early Hominins & Archaic Homo
§ Kottak, Ch. 8 & 9, pp. 162-205
Sept. 27-Oct 3: The Origin and Spread of Modern Humans & The First Farmers
Oct. 4-10: The First Cities and States and Method and Theory in Cultural
Oct. 14-15: Language and Communication & Tannen: That’s Not What I Meant
Week 8: FALL BREAK
Oct. 20-24: Ethnicity and Race
Oct. 25-31: Making a Living & Political Systems;
Nov 1-7: Gender & Families, Kinship, and Descent
Nov. 8 - 14: Marriage and Religion
· Kottak, Ch. 20 & 21; pp. 468 –515.
· Spradley & McCurdy, pp. 299-302
Nov. 15-21: Research Project Power Point Class Presentations
Thanks Giving Break
Nov. 30-Dec 3: The World System and Colonialism & Global Issues Today
Final Exams: Tues., Dec. 7 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
To be Announced 3 Tests (60x3 points each) 180 39.13%
To be announced Class Discussions/Project(s) 100 21.74%
Dec. 3 Research Report (4- 5 pages) 50 10.87%
Nov. 15 -21 Material Object Class PowerPoint
Class Presentation 30 6.52%
Dec. 9 : FINAL EXAM 100 21.74%____
TOTAL 460 100.0
90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
59% and below F
Students will be expected to do all the required reading before the class, attend lectures, do assignments, participate in class discussions, and take their own notes. When ever necessary, readings will be put on reserve in the Library. The student has the responsibility to contact the instructor for assignments missed for any reason.