Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cultural Anthropology – Fall 2013 Class – Last Lecture Day & Rites of Passage Message

Here is the entire class in this photo. Great class!

Here is the entire class in this photo. Great class!

Here is another photo of my fantastic class.

Here is another photo of my fantastic class.

Here is another photo of my Cultural Anthropology class.

Here is another photo of my Cultural Anthropology class.

Well, it was another exciting and challenging Cultural Anthropology class during this fall semester of 2013! I can’t believe that it’s over yet it still feels like yesterday when I started teaching this class. I have to be honest about this class. It took a little longer for them to open up about some of the topical issues in the course, but they eventually shared alot of relevant, personal, and deep-thinking engaging dialogue to the course lectures.

Now that I have truly re-focused this Cultural Anthropology class on material and topics that all students can relate to, it has allowed many students to begin to think of culture in a whole new way. That is, in a manner in which “culture” is something that all students are emersed into whether they are aware of it or not. Fortunately, in this class, students recognized that not only do they have their own distinct cultural patterns, they recognized the importance of other populations having their “own” distinct cultural patterns as well. Students also recognized that they can “learn” from other cultures on a number of issues that we discussed throughout the semester.

Throughout the semester, we did several fun activities such as going outside and observing ECU cultural events and groups. We had several in-class group exercises on topics that were most relevant to student life. Finally, we had special guest speakers who surprised the class with a very special performance and message!

Again, I had another WONDERFUL and ENGAGING Cultural Anthropology class this semester. I learned alot from them and I hope that learned alot from me!

Here are few photos of my outstanding Cultural Anthropology class.