Anth 205 involves a two-hour seminar. Part of this weekly seminar will be used for lectures, part for films and part for discussion.
Students are also required to attend one of two weekly tutorials.
Required and Recommended Text and/or Materials
All readings for tutorial and all core articles for the seminar are found on the iLearn site. All other listed readings are on three-day loan (books) or e-reserve (journal articles).
Technology Used and Required
iLecture recordings of the class are found through the University’s On-Line Units System.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Seminar Structure: Each week, the course convener will use the first half of the Tuesday seminar to sketch out and address the key issues under discussion and to situate the seminar readings. In the second half of the seminar we will often adopt a more flexible workshop format, in which students will discuss the subject or where we will view and interpret a film.
- Tutorial Group Presentation: Over the 13 weeks of the course students will make group presentations, each based on a selected set of readings. Depending on enrolment numbers, students will work with two or more partners to organize and deliver a 15 minute presentation. The presentations should be presented jointly and be organized in a single brief power-point format. Students have wide scope to plan how they divide up and summarize the relevant material. The purpose of the presentation is not to torture students but for the presenters to introduce to the class the key themes, puzzles or controversies of the readings. To facilitate tutorial participation and to help nervous student presenters, all other non-presenting students are expected to read for that tutorial.
- Tutorial readings are intimately connected to the topics under discussion in the two-hour seminars. Sometimes the material approaches the relevant issue from a contrary direction; sometimes it places the subject in a different context or summarizes key themes. Students are expected to attend all tutorials and to be familiar with the assigned material, as well as participate in small group discussion or larger tutorial activities.