Assignment: Final Project
This week, you submit your Ethnographic Narrative that details an exploration of an indigenous heritage, culture, or community. The Final Project is due by Day 7 of this week. Please be sure that your project meets the specified criteria before submitting it.
Remember that the indigenous heritage, culture, or community has been referred to with the umbrella description indigenous identity. Also recall that, although indigenous identity may not fit the UN definitions of indigenous peoples, characteristics of your identity—traditions, economic issues, ancestral lands, country of origin, religion, or class—may parallel those of indigenous groups. By examining an indigenous identity as an ethnographic study, you have the opportunity to see with an indigenous point of view, connect across cultures, and build a better understanding of the global environment.
By Day 7
Submit your Ethnographic Narrative, which should be 5–6 pages long and include the following:
- A descriptive reflection on the indigenous group you selected during the course. Please include any additional insights about the group’s history/origins, culture, beliefs that you found after Weeks 2 and 3.
- A comparison of the similarities or differences that you found between the indigenous group and your own culture.
- An evaluation of how two of the five role perspectives from Thinking Like an Anthropologist (pp. 8–9) influenced, changed, or reinforced your conception while studying indigenous peoples.
- A description of two or three questions about the indigenous group that you studied that remains unanswered, and that you may pursue in the future.
In order to receive full credit, all assignments are due on time. Should you encounter an unanticipated and uncontrollable life event that may prevent you from meeting an assignment deadline, contact the Instructor immediately to request an extension. Your Instructor’s contact information is in the Instructor area. For a full description of the late policy, please refer to the “Policies on Late Assignments” section of your Syllabus.Describe the indigenous group you selected during the course.
Provide further insight into the group’s history/origins, culture, beliefs, sharing new discoveries after Weeks 2 and 3.
Compare similarities or contrast differences between the indigenous group and your own culture.
Evaluate two of the five role perspectives and how they have influenced, changed, or reinforced your ideas on indigenous peoples. As a reminder, the five role perspectives can be found under the Week 11Learning Resources Tab (see the "Anthropological Perspectives Checklist" document for details).
Pose two or three questions about the indigenous group that you studied which remain unanswered, and that you may pursue in the future.
In preparing the Week 5 Assignment: Final Project, please follow all instructions under the Week 5 Assignment Tab in our classroom. Please summarize and paraphrase, making certain that all sources are properly cited. The Academic Writing documents in our classroom, as well as the Walden Writing Center, provide a wealth of information on the same.
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