ANT 101 New Course April 2014

  • ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 1 Assimilation

    ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 1 Assimilation

    Assimilation. The textbook discusses the process of assimilation. After viewing the film, Indian School: Stories of Survival, answer the following questions: a. What is the definition of assimilation? b. What happened to the Native American children in...

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  • ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 1 Race and Identity

    ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 1 Race and Identity

    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: a. After viewing the video clip, Social Implications of Race,...

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  • ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 2 Cultural Relativism

    ANT 101 Week 1 DQ 2 Cultural Relativism

    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...

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  • ANT 101 Week 2 Assignment Locating Scholarly Sources

    ANT 101 Week 2 Assignment Locating Scholarly Sources

    Locating Scholarly Sources. This week’s 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...

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  • ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 2 Language, Status, and Identity

    ANT 101 Week 2 DQ 2 Language, Status, and Identity

    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...

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  • ANT 101 Week 3 DQ 1 Alternative Gender Roles

    ANT 101 Week 3 DQ 1 Alternative Gender Roles

    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...

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  • ANT 101 Week 3 DQ 2 Rites of Passage

    ANT 101 Week 3 DQ 2 Rites of Passage

    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...

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  • ANT 101 Week 4 DQ 1 Native American Religion

    ANT 101 Week 4 DQ 1 Native American Religion

    Native American Religion. Read the article, Indian Prisoners Claim Spiritual Needs Ignored. Then, respond to the following questions: a. Should Native Americans be able to perform their ceremonies in prison? b. Do prisoners give up all rights when they...

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  • ANT 101 Week 4 DQ 2 Social Groups

    ANT 101 Week 4 DQ 2 Social Groups

    Social Groups. There are a lot of different kinds of social groups in the United States such as clubs, fraternities, gangs, counterculture groups, and online communities. Identify a social group that you are part of, and then discuss which of the social...

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  • ANT 101 Week 5 DQ 1 Feminization of Poverty

    ANT 101 Week 5 DQ 1 Feminization of Poverty

    Feminization of Poverty. The author of the textbook uses the term “the feminization of poverty.” What do you think the author means by that term? Why would women be more vulnerable to living in poverty? What cultural factors might contribute...

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  • ANT 101 Week 5 DQ 2 Consumption and Globalization

    ANT 101 Week 5 DQ 2 Consumption and Globalization

    Consumption and Globalization. Chapter 10 provides an overview on the anthropological perspective on globalization. After viewing the film, Guatemala: The Human Price of Coffee, discuss the impacts of globalization on the coffee farmers in Guatemala. How...

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  • ANT 101 Week 5 Final Research Paper

    ANT 101 Week 5 Final Research Paper

    Throughout this course, we have learned how culture is a powerful tool that allows humans to adapt to their own unique environments. To better understand cultural diversity, comparisons between cultures are often used to explain the similarities and...

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