Having read Letter From A Region In My Mind in its entirety- This essay crosses multiple levels of analysis that are intrapersonal; interpersonal; inter-communal and national addresses racism from a political and personal perspective- Using Baldwin’s essay as a reference write a detailed essay of 1500 words based on these multiple levels of analysis
Respond to the discussion questions from Chapter 1 of Perspectives:
1)This chapter emphasizes how broad the discipline of anthropology is and how many different kinds of research questions anthropologists in the four subdisciplines pursue. What do you think are the strengths or unique opportunities of being such a broad discipline? What are some challenges or difficulties that could develop in a discipline that studies so many different things?
2) Cultural anthropologists focus on the way beliefs, practices, and symbols bind groups of people together and shape their worldview and lifeways. Thinking about your own culture, what is an example of a belief, practice, or symbol that would be interesting to study anthropologically? What do you think could be learned by studying the example you have selected?
3) Discuss the definition of culture proposed in this chapter. How is it similar or different from other ideas about culture that you have encountered in other classes or in everyday life?
4In this chapter, Anthony Kwame Harrison, Bob Myers, and Lynn Kwiatkowski describe how they first became interested in anthropology and how they have used their training in anthropology to conduct research in different parts of the world. Which of the research projects they described seemed the most interesting to you? How do you think the participant-observation fieldwork they described leads to information that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to learn?
Paste the following four questions into your text box, answer each thoroughly, and then submit your reflections electronically through Canvas by the due date and time.
What did you learn from this film about the history of Christian monasticism that seems important for understanding the role of monks and nuns within the body of Christ?
What common stereotypes or assumptions about monastic life were challenged by watching this film?
If the monks in this film, just by being who they are, hold up a mirror for us to look at our own lives (much like the bush people of the Kalahari Desert do), what do you see that’s worth paying attention to regarding the shape of your own life?
Note here anything else from your watching and reflecting upon this film you think is important, including any questions you might have about Christian monasticism.
For our final assignment, you will choose four articles from the articles you have been asked to read in class and/or from the article list provided for the Week 6 assignment to create an Annotated Bibliography. You will complete three items for each of your four sources:
1. Reference: Complete an APA reference for each article
2. Annotation: Complete an annotation for each article.
The annotation is not a summary or paraphrase. In this paragraph, you will interpret and evaluate the contents of the article itself. It is a narrative paragraph of about 100 words providing information and assessment about the article.
3. Reflection: Write a reflection for each article. The reflection should connect your intercultural communication experience(s) with information from the article as it applies to you personally (This section only can be written in first person).
In this paragraph of about 100 words, relate the information that you have evaluated in the article to your own cultural identity and intercultural communication. This is a reflective piece where you are able to connect the information in theory to an understanding of your own identity.
Students will select two education themed films, one previously viewed in class and one not (students may choose any of the films listed on course handouts. However, films should not be ones the student has used for one of the movie review assignments. If a student would like to use a film not listed, student must receive permission from instructor).
Utilizing course readings, discussions, and additional text/audio/visual resources as evidence, students will write a comprehensive analysis comparing and contrasting the two films utilizing the following prompts.
(*Note: the extent of focus on each of the concepts, prompts, and essential questions below will be dependent upon the nature of the particular films selected)
Introduce both films, make sure to include year released studio, director, key cast, writer(s), and if it was based on a true story, etc.
Include a brief summary of the films including major plot points, characters, and settings.
Review how the films reflect, address, and/or exemplify key course concepts (refer to Key Course Vocab and Concepts handout..note, we may add to this list as the course proceeds). A minimum of eight (8) of these concepts should be integrated into the paper. Make certain to bold or CAPITALIZE where they are used.
Address how the films capture or reflect the social, political, and cultural mores of the periods in which they were made and/or set.
Explore the films’ attitudes toward teachers and teaching as a profession (i.e. depicted positively or negatively? As committed professionals or incompetents? As saviors or victims?)
Explore the films’ attitudes toward students (e.g. depicted positively or negatively? As committed intellectuals or misunderstood delinquents? As lovable misfits or dangerous thugs? As products of “broken” homes and/or “victims” of the streets who need to be “fixed”? As entitled suburbanites or depraved criminals? As intellectually engaged learners or indifferent and passive passengers?)
Explore the films’ attitudes toward race, class, and ethnicity? (e.g. which, if any, stereotypes do the films reinforce, exploit, or refute? Are the teachers ethnically diverse? The students? Is “urban” culture represented? If so, is it celebrated or vilified? Are students of color viewed as in possession of cultural assets or deficits? Are urban students of color “allowed” to be children or simply viewed as young “adults?” Is middle-class heteronormative whiteness the assumed standard? How are students’ parents depicted? etc.)
Explore the films’ depictions of unique and/or engaging teaching methods (aka pedagogy) and the extent to which they may or may not be effective in a real classroom.
Explore the films’ attitudes toward gender. Are female and male stereotypes reinforced or challenged? Are females blatantly sexualized or presented as complex multidimensional beings? Are female characters solely defined by their relationships with males? Are female characters empowered or submissive?
Review the films’ entertainment value. Which film was more entertaining? Why? Would you recommend the films to friends? Why or why not?
Review the films’ cultural legacies. How have the films affected how schools, teachers, and students are viewed by the public? Which film appears to have had the greater cultural impact? Why?
Include an abstract (between 150 and 250 words) at the start of the paper. The abstract should summarize the paper.
– Include a minimum of eight (8) quality references (may be journal articles from class or not from class, books, websites, magazines, etc.).
-As mentioned above, integrate key course concepts (refer to Key Course Vocab and Concepts handout) (a minimum of eight (8) and make certain to bold or CAPITALIZE where they are used.
– Reference using APA format/style with a comprehensive List of References at the end. (students should try and adhere to APA formatting. However, perfection is not required.)
– Should be approximately 2400-2600 words in length (about eight double-spaced pages- not including List of References or Appendices)
– Must be written in Standard (academic) English, closely proofread, and free of egregious and repeated mechanical errors.
THE MOVIES THAT ARE TO BE REVIEWED ARE FREEDOM WRITERS AND “Up the down staircase
Articles for discussion:
-MAIN ARTICLE under uploaded files (use for the one source)
Can you list the images and stereotypes that come to your mind when you think of, hear and/or read about Africa?
How is Africa represented (in Western literary traditions, the media, academia) and why?
Why is it easy to misrepresent Africa?
How is that representation possible?
What are the implications of those representations?
How should we think and write about Africa?
Let’s think about and through these questions and share our opinion.
Why do you think it’s so hard to really listen?
What aspects of American culture discourage genuine listening? Encourage it? that is the cuestion
Review chapter 1 of text- introduction to human services 9th edition Woodside & McClam 9th edition isbn#9780357691052
Then conduct independent research on multicultural perspective. Craft a 3 page paper discussing why the multicultural perspective is important.
3 specific references
For your cultural awareness paper, write up about your culture including things that are important and different cultures. You will need to include things such as, what your culture is, how you celebrate holidays, important dates, music, food, etc. we will come up with a bigger list in class. When including examples, please be as detailed as possible. Once you write about your own culture, you will need to find someone who is of another culture and interview them, asking them about the same things that you wrote about yourself. Upon completion of this, you will need to compare and contrast your two cultures. The paper should be 5-10 pages in length.
Compare and contrast the three main views of how the Old Testament was composed from How We Got the Bible pp 33–37.
• 500–750 words
• Learning Module 1 (week 1)
• Your first sentence needs to state your thesis in a complete sentence.
• The rest of your post needs to defend your thesis with evidence from the reading or other sources.
• Please footnote any sources from which you borrow ideas, thoughts or concepts, including the textbook.
• Please use quotations marks and a footnote from any sources from which you borrow actual words.
• Please keep your quotes from a source as small. They should not be more than a sentence.
• Please write with complete sentences.
• Please make sure that the subject and the verb of each sentence agree.
• Please use only one verb tense (past or present) in your post.
• Please have transitions between sentences, especially within the same paragraph.
• You will only be able to read other posts if you first submit your own post.
• Do not use contractions or other aspects of an informal writing styles.
• Do not use texting or tweeting abbreviations (LOL, BTW, etc.)
• Use a formal writing style.
• Your opening post (thread) is due Thursdaynight at 11:59 PM.
• Your two replies to your fellow students are due Sunday night at 11:59 PM