The development of culture, the origins of humans, and concepts and techniques for understanding world cultural similarities and diffusion are studied.
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.
There are 15 topics, and there will be 5 unit exams. Each exam contains questions relevant to the material covered in that unit. Text and notes may be used for the exam; however, there is a time limit within which each exam must be completed. Each exam has nine questions, fou4 short answer essay questions, and five completion questions. There are 15 different reflection, or discussion, papers that will be due during the course. These discussions involve topics relevant to the study of cultural anthropology. Each discussion is more than just a student’s opinion. The reflection paper gives the student the opportunity to show critical thinking skills. There is also a brief introductory assignment introducing the student to the instructor.
If students have any questions, they should feel free to consult with the instructor. The student enrolled in a FlexNet course needs to be motivated in order to complete the course without the direct supervision of an instructor.
Instructor: Jeffery Peiffer