Assignment: Ethnographic Research

Assignment: Ethnographic Research

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Assignment: Ethnographic Research
Assignment: Ethnographic Research

Assignment: Ethnographic Research

According to ethnographic research conducted by Murray Leaf, the green revolution has been
successfully implemented in:
a. Mexico City, Mexico
b. Shahidpur, India
c. Rio de Janiero, Brazil
d. western Samoa
92. Dependency theorists suggest that multinational corporations are just a new form of
neocolonialism aimed at supplying the western world with natural resources and cheap labor.
These corporations, rather than helping the populace, actually intensify many of the
problems of third world countries by:
a. making it possible to get cheap food and adequate housing
b. creating benefits for a wealthy elite and a small middle class while allowing the vast
majority of the population to remain in poverty
c. establishing a strong lower class that eventually overthrows the ruling elite in the
d. Showing the people all of the riches, modern conveniences, and lifestyles that the
majority of the population cannot ever possess
93. Anthropologist Marvin Harris has suggested that the entire fabric of society in the former
Soviet Union was undermined by:
a. Marxist theories of social organization
b. influence from the cultures of the U.S. and Europe
c. widespread racial prejudice and ethnic conflict
d. deficiencies in economic infrastructure
94. Perestroika and glasnost are terms that refer to:
a. the power of the masses and religious ideology
b. military readiness and nationalistic sentiment
c. increasing capitalism and freedom of expression
d. totalitarianism and intolerance for ideas critical of the government
95. Since Mao Zedong’s death, China’s leaders have:
a. outlawed students from gaining degrees in the United States
b. abolished the commune system
c. relied on communist party cadres to instill egalitarian ideals
d. endorsed and attained political reforms
Final Examination
GED210 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
96. Anthropologist Katherine Verdery, who carried out ethnographic work in Romania, identified
all but the following as a dilemma currently facing this post-socialist nation:
a. gender inequality reemerging
b. black markets and organized crime
c. manipulation of legal and political apparatus by former socialist bureaucrats to gain
personal economic opportunities
d. religious institutions working in opposition to capitalist enterprises
97. The first of the many federal acts to protect archaeological sites was the:
a. historic sites act
b. national environmental policy act
d. convention on cultural property
d. antiquities act
98. Anthropologists John Van Willigen and V. C. Channa found that the increase in dowry deaths
was partially the result of:
a. rapid price increases for consumer goods
b. decrease in the average age of the bride
c. increase in the practice of bridewealth among rural families
d. the repeal of national laws that made the institution of dowry illegal
99. Which of the following was not among Van Willigen and Channa’s recommendations for
decreasing the incidence of dowry death in India?
a. strengthening legislation that prohibits the institution of dowry
b. establishing a gender-neutral inheritance law in which women and men receive equal
c. passing a requirement for universal marriage registration and licensing
d. working towards the achievement of gender equality in India
100.The word “metaculture” is used by anthropologists to refer to a:
a. culture within a culture, such as the culture of African Americans
b. culture that has become extinct, but about which enough is known to revive it
c. culture that seeks to dominate others, such as the culture of Nazi Germany
d. culture that is worldwide and pluralistic, sharing universal values

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASSDiscussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me: Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.