This essay is required to be a length of approximately 1000 words (maximum length), typed in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, with appropriate in-text citations and a Works Cited, and with all pages collated as a single PDF.
A Works Cited must be included on the last page after the essay.
The entire document must be collated as a single PDF document with page numbers and be presented in this order:
1.) Final Exam (Essay) (max count of 1000 words, max page length of 1-2 pages)
2.) a Works Cited (max 1 page)
The entire document is a maximum of 3 pages. I will not read or evaluate any text that goes beyond the word count. Please do NOT include a cover page. Points will be deducted for essays not these following directions.
The final exam is due E-COPY ONLY as a PDF through Canvas anytime
from now to Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.
Your choice of film can be a popular film or a documentary, but it should focus on at least 2 significant aspects of human culture or a culture and relation to course concepts that you’ve learned about this semester (eg: linguistic relativity, sex and gender, subsistence methods, biocultural evolution, cultural relativity, holism, ethnocentrism, etc) from at least three chapters in your textbook. You must use 6 key terms in your response & please bold or underline the text for emphasis. Show in your essay how the anthropological concepts/ideas/examples from the text and/or class discussion are useful in furthering understanding of the message(s) of the film. You can pretend in your essay, if you like, that you are the discussant for this film and your audience are students and/or professors of anthropology. You, as a budding anthropologist, want to convince them that this film should be shown in anthropology classes because…….
You may choose the film, but you must have your choice approved by Dr. Schulz if it is not from the following list. Some possible films students have used are Arrival, Avatar, Indiana Jones, Botany of Desire (documentary), Death by Myth (documentary), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (documentary), Secrets of Stonehenge (documentary), The Bear Stands Up (documentary), Cannibal Tours, Discovering Dominga, Babel, Borat, Coco, Spanglish, The Mission, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Swadesh, Bride and Prejudice, Crash, Hotel Rwanda, Lord of the Rings, Water, Bend It Like Beckham, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, In America, Blood Diamonds, End of the Spear, Good bye, Lenin!, Spirited Away, Slumdog Millionaire, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Alien, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Oliver Twist, and more…..
YOUR ESSAY MUST CONTAIN IN-TEXT CITATIONS AND A WORKS CITED WITH A MINIMUM OF 4 REFERENCES:
The citation style for your essay can be APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.—please use whatever style you are most comfortable and familiar and be consistent with the same choice for your in-text citations and works cited.
In your works cited, you must include a minimum of 3 academic references along with the citation of your film.
You must cite the film or documentary you viewed (Reference #1).
For your 1st academic reference, you can use the assigned textbook (Reference #2).
For the 2nd & 3rd academic references, you must use 2 outside peer-reviewed research articles (References #3 & #4).
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