Assignment 1: Ethnographic Comparison
Anthropologists are interested in framing broad hypotheses about human behavior. In order to do this, it is imperative to use examples from multiple cultures to ensure that their conclusions are not grounded in a single case.
In this assignment, you will be taking on the role of an ethnologist, using multiple ethnographic accounts to study human behavior and culture.
Do the following:
Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, write a research paper to include the following:
Your paper should have a title page as well as an introduction section. This introduction section should include the societies you selected as well as the human culture aspect you will be discussing and why it is relevant to anthropology. As an anthropologist, use relevant anthropological terms in your analysis.
Support your statements with examples and scholarly references.
Write a 4–6-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.
By Saturday, November 16, 2013, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria|
|Write an introduction of the topic you chose and describe why it is relevant to anthropology.|
|Write background information on the 2–3 societies.|
|Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the societies in relation to the topic you chose.|
|Summarize and discuss human behavior in relation to your topic and based on your examples.|
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