Week1 Quiz Assignment: Culture
Week1 Quiz Assignment: Culture
Question 7. 7. What does it mean to view culture as a form of text? (Points : 1)
This is a way to learn the underlying facts about foreign practices.
This is a way of understanding the symbols associated with cultural practices and performances.
This is a way of reducing the study of other cultures to books and articles.
This is a way of avoiding the relativistic fallacy.
Question 8. 8. According to Clifford Geertz, people impose meaning on their actions and experiences because: (Points : 1)
without these, all actions and experiences would appear to be pointless and emotional.
our brains compel us to do so.
otherwise, they would be unsure of how to act.
without such meanings outsiders would be unable to understand these experiences.
Question 9. 9. People differ in how they view the world because: (Points : 1)
they live in different geographical locations.
religions have different views of the world.
cultures and hence cultural norms differ.
of biological differences.
Question 10. 10. By examining the “Happy Meal” advertised by one fast-food chain, anthropologists can, among other things: (Points : 1)
draw broad conclusions about American tastes in food.
deduce how much our consumption patterns create waste and environmental damage.
provide insights into industrial and agricultural history and gender roles.
none of these
Question 11. 11. The chairs in a classroom are: (Points : 1)
a traditional feature of higher education.
an example of technology in the classroom.
designed to place students in a specific posture.
provided for student safety and comfort.
Question 12. 12. What can we learn from the anthropologist Richard Scaglion’s failed attempt to explain Newton’s law of gravity to his Abelam friends in Papua New Guinea? (Points : 1)
In trying to explain the concept, we need a textbook.
His audience had no science background and hence could not understand the concept.
We might not actually understand much of what we take as scientific fact in our society.
Newton’s law did not apply in this context.
Question 13. 13. Cannibalism is a practice historically found only in non-European societies. (Points : 1)
Question 14. 14. The common life events that all people experience differ mainly in the: (Points : 1)
languages used to explain these events.
meanings people give to these events.
geographical locations in which these events occur.
ways certain families explain and experience these events.
Question 15. 15. Sati is the practice of a widow burning herself on her husband’s funeral pyre in India. (Points : 1)
Question 16. 16. A warrior in Papua New Guinea who has a nose ornament can readily understand piercing-for-beauty in the Western world. (Points : 1)
Question 17. 17. Human attitudes toward death are generally similar. (Points : 1)
Question 18. 18. To assert that a man from a different society dressed in ceremonial attire looks odd demonstrates the ethnocentric fallacy. (Points : 1)
Question 19. 19. A relativist position assumes that a specific belief or behavior can best be understood: (Points : 1)
in relation to other cultures with similar beliefs and behaviors.
by finding a similar belief or behavior in your own culture.
by dissecting and analyzing its structure and meaning.
in relation to the cultural systems of meaning in which it is embedded.
Question 20. 20. In reading American football as a cultural text, it seems that Americans feel about football the same way they feel about: (Points : 1)
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.
Discussion 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.
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.
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.
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.