Religion in Everyday Life
Religion in Everyday Life ANTH 1823
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ANTHROPOLOGY 1823001 Religion in Everyday Life Fall 2010 Tues Thurs 130245pm Dale Hall 112 STAFF Professor Daniel C Swan dcswanouedu Graduate Teaching Assistant Ivan Ozbolt ivanozboltouedu Course description This course deals with the complexity of religion in everyday life Religion in all of its various forms and expressions is a central component of societies all over the world Anthropologists have studied religious beliefs and practices for years and yet the role of religion in today s world continues to incite many questions While anthropology has often dealt with the unfamiliar and the exotic this class will attempt to make the anthropological study of religion relevant to your own life This class does not seek to question or refute the validity of any religion rather this class will use ethnographic studies and theoretical approaches to understand the many roles that religion plays in the human experience Course Requirements Cass Assignments Attendance participation and inclass exercises Students are expected to attend class regularly contribute to class discussions and complete assigned readings Two in class activities will be collected for grades worth a total of 100 points 50 points each Further instructions will be given in class Reading quizzes ten 10 in class quizzes will be given during the course ofthe class These quizzes will not be announced ahead of time and there will be no make up quizzes Each quiz will be worth 5 points for a total of 50 points Observationnterview Students will be expected to observe a religious event OR interview an individual about the role of religion in their life The student will be required to turn in their notes taken during their observationinterview as well as a short paper Further instructions will be given in class This assignment will be worth a total of 50 points Course Requirements con t Exams A combination of multiple choice short answer and essay questions Exams incorporate material from powerpoints lectures readings films and class discussions Exam I 100 Exam II 100 Final Exam The final will be comprehensive with a stronger focus on material from the third section ofthe semester 100 Total Points for Class 500 Grading A 450 500 points B 400 449 points C 350 399 points D 300 349 points F 299 points and below 0 Grading Policies 0 All assignments are to be turned in on the due date All late assignments are subject to a penalty ofthe loss of one letter grade for each day the assignment is late 0 Final grades will not be curved final grades within 1 ofthe next letter grade are eligible but not guaranteed to be quotbumpedquot up Ex 793 is eligible to be quotbumpedquot to a B but a 784 is not A student s overall performance will be used to consider quotbumpingquot the final grade Extra Credit Students can attend up to two instructor approved lecturesevents that pertain to the subject matter of this course and write a 1 page reaction paper to their experience The paper must briefly summarize the event 4 points discuss how the event is relevant to material covered in class 4 points and include a personal reaction 2 point Each write up is worth a possible 10 points Each student has the possibility of receiving a total 20 points 4 extra credit for the semester All extra credit must be turned in two weeks prior to the final exam No exceptions Course Policies Academic misconduct cheating and plagiarism will be treated as serious offenses Cheating includes the use of notes or other materials during exams and discussion including digital means of exam questions with other students during the exam period Plagiarism includes the presentation of the work or ideas of others as your own You are expected to know and understand university policy regarding academic misconduct see httpwwwoueduprovostinte grity Academic misconduct may result in severe penalties including a zero on the assignment in question as well as further sanctions from the Provost such as censure suspension or expulsion Cell phone usage incoming calls text messaging and web activity surfing email are prohibited during class time Students in violation of this rule will be asked to leave class for the day Multiple violations will result in a grade penalty Students with disabilities Students with disabilities who require accommodations in this course are requested to speak with the professor as early in the semester as possible Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services prior to receiving accommodations in this course The Office of Disability Services is located in Goddard Health Center Suite 166 325 3852 or TDD only 40532541 73 Required Text and Assigned Readings Warms Richard James Garber and Jon McGee eds Sacred Realms Essays in Religion Belie and Society New York Oxford University Press Additional required readings will be posted to D2L as pdf files
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