Ive already wrote my discussion, I just need comments on my classmates discussions .

Language – Discussion Board #3

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Learning Objective: What is Language and Where Does it Come From?

While we may think of language as confined to the words that we speak, there is so much more to language than this. The world of gestures is an excellent example; many of us “speak with our hands” in order to emphasize the topics that we are trying to communicate. Italians are particularly famous for their elaborate and exaggerated language of gestures. A recent article and video from the
New York Times does an excellent job of elucidating this topic. You can see the article “When Italians Chat, Hands and Fingers Do the Talking” at the following link
NY TIMES Article

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Instructions:

1. After reading the article and watching the video about Italian hand gestures, you should have a greater awareness of the role of gesture in communication. Over the course of a day, make note of the gestures that you, your friends, and your professors use, and in what contexts these gestures are used.

2. Prepare a summary of the gestures you observed for your class’s online forum.

3. Use Canvas Studio to respond to this post (60 seconds or less). Make a short video of the gestures.
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6. Explain the gestures in a small paragraph!

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9. In the comment section, discuss with your classmates whether there are other possible meanings for any of the gestures you presented.

All posts made to each Lesson discussion are scored according to the following criteria:

· 0 points: no participation, no attempt to begin a discussion, or respond to a classmate.

· .5 – 5.75 point (F): varying degrees of failure; attempt to participate is not sincere; does not demonstrate much or any preparation; student clearly unwilling to participate or prepare; posts do not address the topic or engage peer in discussion; and/or post is incomprehensible due to grammar/spelling/syntax errors!

· 6 – 6.75 points (D): attempt does not demonstrate comprehension of material or full preparation for the discussion, or does not address the discussion topic in a meaningful way, and/or post is very difficult to understand, containing grammar/spelling/syntax errors!

· 7 – 7.75 points (C): statements indicate a willingness to participate but do not indicate full preparation or full comprehension, or may not address the discussion topic fully and/or post is somewhat difficult to follow, containing grammar/spelling/syntax errors.

· 8 – 8.75 points (B): statements indicate student willing and prepared for discussion, but maybe lacking a complete understanding of concepts or complete coverage of discussion topic, and/or post contains some grammar/spelling/syntax errors. They have also responded to at least 2 other post

· 9-10 points (A): Students’ enthusiastic participation indicates preparation, comprehension and complete understanding of concepts, has complete and accurate coverage of the discussion topic and is free of grammar/spelling/syntax errors. They have also responded to at least 2 other posts.


This is my discussion . I only need comments on students discussions

In the online course forum, there are a lot of gestures I have learned and become completely aware of. I have learned that communication goes beyond verbal engagement since gestures are powerful way of communicating a message. For instance, I have noted that when a student is not comfortable and not in a position to say no, a simple frown on the face can communicate discomfort. In other instances a student can nod the head as a sign of agreement or even looking at a person straight in the eye communicating attentive listening. Whenever one could desire say something, members of the online class could raise their hands to attract attention from other students or the tutor. As a sign of fatigue and tiredness, students could demonstrate with gestures like yawning and stretching. When something exciting is being shared, students could show through smiley and happy faces accompanied by laughter but also varying voice tone is also a perfect gesture constantly used.


Here are the discussions from other students. I need to leave a comment to them.



Cristina Parra Medrano

Some hand gestures I’ve caught myself doing in particular range from being habitual to doing them so other’s understand what I say better. For example, at work, I’ve caught myself gesturing towards the menu several times especially with customers, just to make it easier for them to see what they can order. Another thing I’ve notices is the typical “I don’t know gesture,” where both your hands kind of bend at a 90 degree angle palms up by the side of your head, similar to the emoji. That one’s kind of become habitual. One of the gestures that I’m trying to break habit of performing is simply moving my hands around when I talk, It’s just so dramatic the way I do it and I feel like people would take me more seriously if I stop. I notice at work that most managers of mine mimic actions, for example, if I’m asked to write something down, they’ll mimic writing something down on an invisible paper with an invisible pen as they assume this helps me and other employees understand what they mean. I noticed when I talk about the sizes of particular objects my hands kind of extend when it’s a bigger object and come closer together when I’m referring to something smaller. One gesture I’ve noticed my mother does is raise her hand up tp her ear when she can’t hear what I’m saying, a lot of customers at work tend to do this as well. One specific gesture that I personally like to do a lot, especially at work to our employees, is a thumbs up just to show I’m grateful whenever I ask someone to perform a task or after rush hour to validate our employees for their hard work. One thing I’ve noticed is the difference of hand gestures from generation to generation. For example, I know some hand gestures that my mom won’t understand but other people my age might. Additionally I have some older coworkers who wouldn’t understand these gestures either, but they seem popular among other people around my age.



Angel De La Torre

One of the most valuable tools for musicians in a loud studio to communicate are hand gestures, signals, queues, and facial expressions. The absolute inability to project your voice loud enough (without being a trained singer) makes learning these gestures crucial to getting anything done in a noisy studio with an overactive drummer. You can gesture when the song starts by counting the beat with your hand. Similarly, you can wave your hand with your palm facing the ground in a lateral motion to signal the end of a song. Finally you can make a face when you are very pleased with the sound.

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Anthro due April 24 11pm

Conducting Fieldwork – Discussion Board #2

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Learning Objective: How Do Anthropologists Get Started Conducting Fieldwork?

You don’t need to go to a remote country to use the skills of an anthropologist; in fact, there are different cultures all around you at this very moment. College campuses include a huge variety of cultures, all of which can be studied by means of ethnographic fieldwork. Student organizations such as fraternities and sororities, and religious and ethnic groups, can be considered cultures.

This should get you thinking about your ethnography projects!

Instructions:

1. What is the emic point of view?

2. What is the etic point of view?

3. Write a plan for conducting ethnographic fieldwork within your own community. What culture, other than your own, would you study? What strategies would you employ in your fieldwork? What kinds of analysis would be appropriate for the data you have collected? Consider your fieldwork carefully, including what effect it might have on you. Post your written proposal for fieldwork to your class’s online discussion board and ask for feedback about how it could be altered or improved. How would you approach it using the emic and etic points of view?

For full credit respond to at least two other post.

All posts made to each Lesson discussion are scored according to the following criteria:

· 0 points: no participation, no attempt to begin a discussion, or respond to a classmate.

· .5 – 5.75 point (F): varying degrees of failure; attempt to participate is not sincere; does not demonstrate much or any preparation; student clearly unwilling to participate or prepare; posts do not address the topic or engage peer in discussion; and/or post is incomprehensible due to grammar/spelling/syntax errors!

· 6 – 6.75 points (D): attempt does not demonstrate comprehension of material or full preparation for the discussion, or does not address the discussion topic in a meaningful way, and/or post is very difficult to understand, containing grammar/spelling/syntax errors!

· 7 – 7.75 points (C): statements indicate a willingness to participate but do not indicate full preparation or full comprehension, or may not address the discussion topic fully and/or post is somewhat difficult to follow, containing grammar/spelling/syntax errors.

· 8 – 8.75 points (B): statements indicate student willing and prepared for discussion, but maybe lacking a complete understanding of concepts or complete coverage of discussion topic, and/or post contains some grammar/spelling/syntax errors. They have also responded to at least 2 other post

· 9-10 points (A): student’s enthusiastic participation indicates preparation, comprehension and complete understanding of concepts, has complete and accurate coverage of the discussion topic and is free of grammar/spelling/syntax errors. They have also responded to at least 2 other post.


This is my discussion :

An emic point of view is a perspective where an issue is analyzed and handled from a cultural perspective. This is where a culture has a way of perceiving issues like gender, environment conservation or even agriculture among other issues. The people from that specific culture are likely to make use of emic point of view to argue for or against an issue.

On the other hand, an etic point of view is a situation where culture of a specific group of people is viewed by a foreigner from the foreigners’ cultural perspective. This is to mean that in etic point of view, the person making the perspective is not familiar with the culture and hence is using his/her culture to view a different or new culture. For instance; an Asian would visit an African country and view the African culture from an Asian perspective.

Conducting an ethnographic fieldwork is an interesting thing and in my case I would research about the African American since it is my culture but I can extend to the Chinese Americans more so because they have increased in number in the United States. I would use observation and interviews to conduct the study. For the analysis, I would information available in different reliable sources to compare with data collected. The same data I would forward to a professional to have the data reviewed and determined in regards to accuracy and validity.


And here’s some students discussion, please write a comment to these two.


Thanks .



Sandra Hanna

Emic perspective refers to the insider’s perspective of the culture being studied from the perspective of the insider. The etic point of view refers to the perspective of an outside observer who is studying the culture from an outside viewpoint.

I would love to learn more about Coptic Orthodox Christian. Although I am married to an Egyptian, I feel as if I haven’t learned anything about them as much as I should, though I am fairly well versed in their culture. The first thing I would do would be to spend more time at the church talking to people who were born there, since I feel like that will help me to get a better understanding of their religion in that country. Despite the fact that there might be some language barriers since they only speak a little bit of English, I will try to learn more Arabic to be able to communicate better.

Some of my questions would be..

What is the main difference between Coptic Orthodox Christian and just Christian?

What are your beliefs?

What are some of the Holliday’s you are not allowed to celebrate as a Coptic Orthodox Christian?

Do you welcome anyone from another religion?

I believe that this would be a wonderful opportunity for me to gain a deeper understanding of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church as well as for other people to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures by conducting research on this topic. In order to determine whether or not ethnographic fieldwork will have an impact on my own beliefs, I will think about this as I begin the ethnographic fieldwork process.



Elizabeth Nunez

The emic point of view we can call it interior, while the etic point of view is exterior. That’s basically what you mean when you talk about the emic and etic points of view. An emic perspective happens when you are describing something, a reality, a point of view of someone, or a behavior of some belonging culture. While an etic perspective can describe all of the above but from the outside, from a foreign culture, different from the one being described.

It would be incredible and interesting if my project is from a country, Spain because I have always considered that it is a place that has a lot to offer for people who do not know it, it is a country that has many traditions and history, in addition to its structure so awesome.

To carry out this project I will do research on my own, also, I have an aunt who has been living in Spain for a while, I hope to have the opportunity to interview her because sometimes the time change is not favorable, and she also works a lot. But my intention is to learn more about its history, and the traditions they have in terms of food, dances, and celebrations, among other things. I would ask things like, How is life in Spain? The influence that Spanish culture has had on her? Any differences or similarities between her culture and Spanish culture?

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