Human And Tutorial Assignments

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 Human And Tutorial Assignments

Human And Tutorial AssignmentsIntroduction to Anthropology: Becoming Human (ANT A01 H3Y) Summer 2013 Instructor: Dr. Joyce Parga; Email: Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-4 pm (or by appointment); Office: MW 382 Lecture meeting times and location: Tuesdays 1-3 pm in SW 319 Tutorials (labs): 5 Tuesdays across the semester during your 1-hr tutorial section in MW 329 Tutorial TA: Dejana Nikitovic; Email:; Office: MW 343 (Note: Tutorials begin in Week 3 on Tuesday May 21. See Tutorial Schedule at end of syllabus.)

Course Description: This course will provide a basic introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology and Archaeology, aimed at students with no background in either field. Prerequisites: None Exclusions: ANT100Y, ANT101H Required Readings: All chapters listed below in the lecture schedule refer to the following course textbook, which is available for purchase from the UTSC bookstore: Lewis, B., Jurmain, R., and Kilgore, L., 2012. Understanding Humans: Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology, 11th edition. Belmont CA: Wadsworth. You can also purchase the text from the publisher as an e-book. Go to: (On Blackboard, there is a PowerPoint file provided by the publisher about buying the e-book – look under “Course Materials”.) Lecture schedule: Following is a planned list of topics to be covered in lecture; note that topics are subject to change and all topics listed may not be covered, but you are responsible for doing all of the readings. Date 7 May 14 May 21 May Lecture Topic Course Intro /What is Anthropology/Evolution Genetics/Processes of Evolution Non-Human Primates/Primate Behaviour 1 Assigned Reading Ch. 1 & 2 Ch. 3 & 5, & p. 159-160 [sexual sel.] Ch. 6 & 7 28 May 4 June 11 June 18 June 25 June 2 July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30 July

Methods in Evolutionary Anthro & Archaeology Early Hominins Homo erectus and Homo floresiensis Reading week – no class Midterm Archaic Homo sapiens and Neandertals Modern Homo sapiens Upper Paleolithic/Journey to N. America Origins of Agriculture First Civilizations

Ch. 8 & Appendix A [p. 415-422] Ch. 9 & review p. 191-196 Ch. 10 & p. 295-297 ————Ch. 11 Ch. 4 & p. 279-295 p. 297-333 p. 333-338 & Ch. 14 Ch. 15

Evaluation Course grading will be based on the following: Midterm exam (25 June): 25% Essay (16 July): 25% Tutorial assignments (2 x 5%): 10% Final exam: 40% (There will be no extra credit available.) Midterm and Final Exam The midterm exam will cover material up to and including 11 June. The final exam will be cumulative. Midterm make-up exams will only be allowed in the event of serious illness or family emergency; note that valid UTSC medical documentation will be required in such an event. Essay Essay (Due by 4:30pm on July 16th): Essay must be between 6 and 10 pages in length. The page limits apply to all parts of the essay except for the cover page.

This means that references, figures, tables etc. must fit within the page limits. 5% of the grade will be deducted for each page or part thereof over or under the acceptable limit (e.g., a paper of 5 ½ pages or 10 ½ pages will be assessed a 5% penalty). The essay can be on any aspect of Evolutionary Anthropology or Archaeology (but not Cultural Anthropology). A list of topics will be provided in class. Essays must be typed. All sections must be double-spaced (including tables, references, and figure legends); margins of 1”, and 12-point font must be used. Deviations from these requirements will accrue a 2

penalty. Other essay guidelines will be handed out in class and must be followed, or a penalty will be applied. Essays must be submitted in 2 formats: 1) A hard-copy of the essay must be submitted to Dr. Parga in class, office hours, or in her drop-box located near MW 290. 2) An electronic copy of your essay must be submitted electronically via by the deadline listed above. Instructions for using Turnitin are available at: You will need the class id: 6427935 and password: lemurcatta Note: the password is case-sensitive (type it in exactly as it appears above, with no spaces). Normally, students will be required to submit their course essays to for a review of textual similarity and detection of possible plagiarism.

In doing so, students will allow their essays to be included as source documents in the reference database, where they will be used solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism. The terms that apply to the University’s use of the service are described on the web site. Students unwilling to submit their papers to must inform Dr. Parga of that fact at least 1 month before the essay deadline. In that case, students will be required to submit copies of their working notes for their paper, and answer questions on their sources. Essay extensions WILL NOT be granted unless you have a valid reason as determined by the instructor (e.g., an illness that is documented with a doctor’s certificate). Late submissions will accrue a penalty of 5% per day. There is no maximum penalty (i.e., after 20 days a penalty of 100% will be imposed). Students must submit a hard copy of their essay. If a hard copy is not received, students will receive a grade of 0% on their essay, even if they have submitted an electronic version of their paper through Turnitin.

Final exam: There will be a final exam held in the August Exam period (duration: 2 hours). This exam will be cumulative, including information from the entire semester. Statement on Academic Integrity: Academic integrity is essential to the pursuit of learning and scholarship in a university, and to ensuring that a degree from the University of Toronto is a strong signal of each student’s individual academic achievement. As a result, the University treats cases of cheating and plagiarism very seriously. The University of Toronto’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters ( outlines the behaviours that constitute academic dishonesty and the processes for addressing academic offences.

Potential offences include, but are not limited to: In papers and assignments:

• Using someone else’s ideas or words without appropriate acknowledgement

• Submitting the same work in more than one course 3

• Making up sources or facts

• Obtaining or providing unauthorized assistance on any assignment All suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be investigated following procedures outlined in the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters. If you have questions or concerns about what constitutes appropriate academic behaviour or appropriate research and citation methods, you are expected to seek out additional information on academic integrity