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ANT (Anthropology)
501
000848
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Proseminar: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Anthropology
Proseminar
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sociology (16SOC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ANT595Fall 201411
ANT595Fall 201512
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar1
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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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John Millhauser
Assistant Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1212Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Introduction to anthropological research process; introduction to anthropology faculty; research proposal design; career planning; professional development; campus resources. Graduate standing or instructor permission required.

We have taught this course twice as a way to provide our incoming students with a consistent set of methods and resources for completing their degree. This is the only class that incoming graduate students will take as a cohort in anthropology. All incoming students will be required to take this class during their first semester, largely as a way to guide them through the process of designing a masters project.


No

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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This course will require no new instructional resources. It is organized as an overload class by one faculty member who already teaches a 2/2 load (the standard in our program). However, all faculty members participate in one class meeting, which means that much of the workload is divided among the faculty.

The primary goal of this course is to help students design the research project they will conduct to complete the requirements for a masters degree in anthropology. We will focus on identifying topics, designing a feasible and meaningful project, working with advisers, finding resources, and deciding where to take the project once it is complete. Over the course of the semester, students will build working relationships with the members of their cohort and meet all of our faculty members. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. describe departmental structure and program requirements;

2. utilize university resources for research, writing, and funding;

3. manage citations and cite responsibly;

4. decide when and why to present your work at professional meeting or submit it for publication;

5. craft a a research proposal for the masters degree;

6. create an academic c.v.;

7. weigh the costs and benefits of academic and non-academic careers in anthropology.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance20%Taken by means of attendance sheet
Participation10%Qualitative assessment of contributions to class discussions. One point deducted for each day without a contribution to class discussion (instructor will tally contributions on attendance sheet daily)
Written Assignment40%Weekly assignments (~1 pg of writing) are to be turned in during each class. Two points deducted for each missed assignment. These are not graded, but collected and assigned credit/no credit for completion.
presentation30%At the end of the semester, students will present a brief (5 minute) summary of their research proposal and then answer questions about it. Five minutes may seem like a short amount of time, but it is amazing what you can say in that time. Learning how to concisely and precisely describe your research is an important skill, which is why it is weighted so heavily. Presentations will be graded on an excellent (30), satisfactory (25), or poor (20) scale based on preparation and comprehensiveness.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Identifying Research Topics1 dayWrite a statement of interest.
What is a Master's project?1 dayFind two MA theses on the NCSU library website and summarize them.
Library Resources1 dayTour the library.
What is a Research Proposal3 daysRead previous proposals. Write a draft proposal. Provide peer review. Present proposal to class.
Finding Resources (data, money, facilities)1 dayStudents will find an online grant application and summarize its requirements.
What is a Literature Review1 dayStudents will fill out a lit review matrix.
Working with citations2 daysStudents will learn how to use RefWorks citation management software.
Working with Advisers and Mentors1 dayStudents will bring a list of possible committee members
Defending your Proposal1 dayStudents will have a Q and A with second-year students about the process.
Professional Development5 daysStudents will investigate professional meetings, publication requirements, academic job postings, and non-academic job postings. They will also create a c.v.
mlnosbis 5/5/2016: No overlapping courses. No consultation required.

ghodge 5/12/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers. Comment- consider a longer abbreviated title

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
- course schedule on syllabus should match the current unified campus time table.

ghodge 8/12/2016 when the course is next taught the actual class times can be updated
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