Professor K. Markley                      

                          Anthropology Department

                  Social Sciences Division

 

Email address: kmarkley@fullcoll.edu  (email is the best way to contact me- include your full name, and class CRN in the email)

Office phone:    (714) 992-7495  (email is the best way to contact me)

Office location:   1400 Building- Room 1423-B  (appointments are recommended- email me to schedule an appt.)                                                                                     

 

 


    

                                                             

K. Markley's Fall Classes - General Information

Important Notice to All Students:  For f2f (face to face) and online classes I will be sending out the syllabus and general information the weekend prior to the start of classes in MyGateway.  It is critical that all students have a working email that they check regularly in MyGateway.  For f2f classes I will periodically send emails and information through MyGateway during the semester.  All online classes are taught in Blackboard, and once the class starts all communication will be inside Blackboard. 

       Students trying to add f2f classes:  Read the information in the class schedule on how to get on the Wait List.  If the wait list is full, be diligent and log in daily (or several times a day) to get on the wait list. there is often movement on the waitlist prior to the start of class.    Please do not email me about getting on the wait list, you need to follow the procedure listed in the class schedule.

            Students on the wait list for f2f classes:  There is often movement on the wait list prior to the start of classes.  Once you get on the wait list log in daily as you will only have a brief time to register once there is an opening.  The wait list moves quite a bit prior to the start of classes.  If you get on the Wait List you must show up to class on the first day, on time, to have an opportunity to add the class.  I add as many students as possible, and there is no way to know how impacted the class will be until the first day. Please do not email me for an add code, I do not have add codes until the first day of class. 

            Students trying to add Online classes:  NOTE - The wait list is active-with students registering and dropping until 24 hours before the class start.  Log in daily to get on the wait list.  If the wait list is full, be diligent and log in daily (or several times a day) to get on the wait list. there is often movement on the waitlist prior to the start of class (especially in Online classes).  If you get on the Wait List, continue to log on daily for the opportunity to add the class.  If you cannot get on the wait list, you can email me the weekend prior to the start of the class and I may be adding additional students beyond those on the wait list. 

    Students on wait list for online classes:  IMPORTANT!  Email me the weekend prior to the start of class for an add code.  Your email should be clear as to the class you want to add- include course title and CRN#, your name, and acknowledge that you have read the information on my website.  I generally add all of  the students on the wait list to online classes.  Once you add the class it can take 24-48 hours to get into Blackboard. 

Markley's Summer Classes- 2015

Physical Anthropology 101 #30506 6/15-7/19  TAUGHT IN BLACKBOARD.  Classes are usually open the weekend prior to the start of class.

1.  Biological Anthropology, 7th Edition, Michael Alan Park.  San Francisco, CA: McGraw Hill Publishing Company, 2012.  This is the new edition for Park's textbook.  The cost of the new edition is quite high so I have ordered a black and white version through the FC Bookstore which is significantly cheaper.  The black & white version at the FC bookstore has a white background with some rocks on it and is titled "Biological Anthropology- Karen Markley, Fullerton College." 

There are also various options for renting textbooks.  I have a copy of the text at the reserve desk in the FC library.  I realize the 6th edition is cheaper and you can use the 6th edition as there haven't been dramatic changes.  If you get the 6th edition you will need to go to the library to check on changes as we go along.  Park has collapsed two chapters so the 7th edition is 14 chapters and the 6th edition is 15 chapters (in the 7th edition chapters 11 and 12 are combined).  Make sure you get Parks textbook, not his reader (the reader is called An Introductory Reader).  You will need the textbook from the first day of class.  You will need the textbook to successfully complete the class.   We will cover the book in chronological order if you want to get a head start. 

2.   Online Articles & Video's- A variety of online articles are assigned throughout the class.  The details on these readings will be provided inside Blackboard.

See additional information below on online classes.  All students must be ready to go with their textbook on the first day of class. 

Markley's Fall 2015 Classes

Textbook information for all classes:  All textbooks listed are required.  Students must be able to purchase textbooks or have the time to check out the textbooks from the FC Reserve Desk in the library.  Students will not be able to successfully complete the class without the textbook or access to the textbooks within the first week of the semester. 

Cultural Anthropology 102 - Honors- # 12365 (face to face class)

1.  Cultural Anthropology: A Problem Based Approach.  Richard Robbins, 6th Edition, 2013.  Wadsworth, Cengage learning. 

2.  Cultural Anthropology, Notes & Assignments Packet, Fall 2015.  K. Markley.  Available in the FC Bookstore. 

3.  Online articles and video's assigned during the semester.  You will need to be able to access these for the class.  Details in the Notes Packet.

 

Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Anthropology 107 # 10867 (face to face class)

1.  Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion.  Pamela A. Moro and James E. Myers.  8th Edition.  Mcgraw Hill. 

2.  Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Notes & Assignments Packet, Fall 2015. K. Markley.  Available in the FC Bookstore.

3.  Online video's are assigned during the semester.  You will need to be able to access these for class.  Details in the Notes Packet.

 

Celtic Cultures, Anthropology 211  #13992 (face to face class)

1. The Celts: A Brief History.  Peter Berresford Ellis.   Constable & Robinson.  London.  2003

2.  The Raid.  Randy Lee Eickhoff.  Forge Book.  New York.  1997

3.  World of the Celts, Notes & Assignments Packet, Fall 2015.  K. Markley.  Available at the FC Bookstore. 

4.  Online articles and video's assigned during the semester.  You will need to be able to access these for the class.  Details in the Notes Packet.             

 

Physical Anthropology 101-  Online Classes- I am teaching two Physical Anthropology Online classes.  They are the same except that one is 9 weeks and one is 12 weeks long.  The are the same except for the timeframe.   

 # 10826  8/31-11/22  and   # 13993  8/24-10/18

1.  Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology, 2nd Edition.  Agustin Fuentes. 

 

2.   Online Articles and video's- A variety of online articles are assigned throughout the class.  The details on these readings will be provided in Blackboard. 

Course Syllabus:  Will be emailed to students the weekend before classes start.  Make sure you have a working email through MyGateway and check it regularly.  Once class starts all communication should be through Blackboard. 

All online students should read the information below.   I will send out an email the weekend before classes start through MyGateway.  Once the class starts all communication and information will be inside the class, inside Blackboard.

   Markley's online classes are taught in Blackboard.  The course will be up and running on the first day of class.   All students must log into the class on the first day.  Prior to the first day of class it is expected that all students have set up their password, and logged onto the FC Distance Education website (go to the FC website, click on Academic Programs and select Distance Education).  You should read through the FAQ's on that page (they are different from my FAQ's below) and make sure that online learning is right for you.  Hybrid and online learning classes require self discipline, self motivation, and the time to log into the class SEVERAL times a week to complete your work. 

Frequently Asked Questions-FAQs:

Do I have to take the physical anthropology lab with this class?  No.  The lecture and the lab are separate courses.  To take the lab you need to be currently registered in the lecture course, or have successfully completed the lecture course in the past year. 

Is the class taught entirely online?  Yes it is, however I  reserve the right to require students to take their exams on campus.  It is not common that students have to come on campus to take their exams but it is a possibility. 

What must I do to be ready for the first day of class?  1) have your textbook, 2) log into the FC Distance Education Home Page- http://online.fullcoll.edu and complete all of the tutorials for Blackboard, all students must know how to get into the class, open and send emails, read and make posts, take quizzes and exams, and complete assignments, 3) make sure your computer has the appropriate specifications to successfully take an online class (see the FAQ's on the FC Distance Ed. webpage). Using the right browser(s) is especially important in Blackboard.  Class information will be available in Blackboard on the first day of class.  Prior to the first day of class I will be sending out emails to students in MyGateway, make sure you have a working email registered and check it regularly. 

Is there a campus orientation?  No.  If you have questions you can email me.  Students are expected to complete all of the above prior to the start of class.  It is critical that all students know how to operate within Blackboard by the start of the class. 

How do I get into Blackboard?  Go to the FC Distance Education home page  http://online.fullcoll.edu and follow the directions provided for setting up your password in Blackboard.   NOTE the password for MY FC- Blackboard is different from your MyGateway password.   (FYI-  I cannot set up your password, only you can do it).  Once you have set up your password take the time to review the FAQ's, and complete the tutorials for Blackboard.  It is expected that all students will be familiar with the procedures for; sending and receiving email inside the class (inside Blackboard), opening word documents, posting and reading posts, taking quizzes and exams.  There is always a learning curve with programs used in online learning.  It is important to take the time up front so that on the first day you are ready to start the class. Keep in mind it is the students responsibility to log into the class and resolve any problems with logging in (you can email for assistance if you have problems- read the info on the FC Distance Education page).    

What do I have to do on the first day of class?  All students must log onto the class in Blackboard on the first day of class.  If you do not log into the class and complete the required post within the first couple of days you will be dropped as a NO SHOW (however, it is always the students ultimate responsibility to make sure they have dropped any class they are no longer attending). 

Are the online classes self-pacing, with the only deadline for work the end of the semester?  No.  Each week you will have work due.  I do not accept late work.  You must log in several times a week, each week of the semester, and complete assignments, posts, quizzes and exams. 

Important Information for All Online Students- Classes are taught in Blackboard (you cannot access the class information on My Gateway, go to Blackboard)

1.  It is imperative that you log onto the class on the first day.  If you are having problems setting up your password, first read through the FAQs on the FC Online Home Page, and if you still can’t resolve your problem go to the ACT (Academic Computing Technology) webpage at http://fcnet.fullcoll.edu and/or email them at helpdesk@fullcoll.edu or call them at 714.992.7111 for assistance. 

2.   If you are having problems accessing material in the Blackboard system, inside the class (i.e. the problem is not related to your  password), contact the FC Help Desk at fconline@fullcoll.edu or call them at 714.992.7059 or go to their office in room 2001 (across the way from A & R) Mon-Thur. 8am till 4pm for assistance.

3.  To be prepared for the start of class go to the FC Online page and set up your account and password.  Then start working  on the tutorials for Blackboard.  This class will be taught in Blackboard.  Prior to the class you should complete all of the tutorials for Blackboard, read through the FAQ (frequently asked questions) and familiarize yourself with netetiquette (information on how to appropriately communicate in an academic online environment).  It will be essential for your success in the class to become familiar with Blackboard.   

General Information about Physical Anthropology 101

Physical Anthropology, and Science:   The basis of information for this class is scientific.  We will focus on evolutionary theory (the underpinning of biological theory), specifically looking at  the evolution of primates and hominin's.  It is not uncommon for students to have a belief system that addresses how humans were created and your belief system may contradict the scientific theory of evolution.  If you hold your belief's literally (versus figuratively) you may have a problem in this class.  Please reflect on how your beliefs may or may not interfere with your learning and success in this class.  In this course you will be required to base all of your answers to assignments, posts and test questions utilizing scientific knowledge not religious ideology. This is not a debate class, but an introductory science class.   If you find it impossible to segregate your religious beliefs in the context of this course, this may not be the best class for you.  That said, most students do not have a problem and find the subject matter fascinating and engaging.  Please feel free to contact me by email if you have specific concerns or questions about the content of this class.

 

Condensed Schedule- The online classes that I teach are condensed.   A traditional semester is 16 weeks long with students attending class 3 hours a week and spending some 6 hours a week outside of class for a total of 9 hours a week.  To complete a semester in 9-12 weeks you should expect to spend a minimum of 12-20 hours per week on this class.  You also need to allow for time to deal with technology issues.  To be successful in this class you will need to set aside specific blocks of time, several times a week, to complete the work for this class.  You will need to carefully read all of the information provided.

 

The physical anthropology lab class is not required when you take the lecture.  If you want to take the lab class you need to be either concurrently enrolled in the physical anthropology lecture class or have successfully completed the lecture class within the last year. 

Information for First-Time Online Students

Before the start of the semester it is important that you evaluate your learning style.  On the FC Online Home Page there are various resources to explore in regards to online learning and success.  If you have never taken an online class before you should explore the question...Is Online Instruction Right for You?  Online learning is not for everyone.  

Online instruction has made education more accessible to students who have found it difficult to attend traditional college classes.  However, online instruction may not be the best option for everyone.  Students in an online course must be highly self-motivated and self-disciplined.  You are expected to “attend” class every week, to keep up with course materials, and to submit assignments and exams in a timely manner.  Be aware that online classes are often more demanding than traditional classes.   You also must be comfortable with technology to be successful online. 

 Online learning has its pros, you are not tied to particular days or specific times, you don’t have to fight traffic or spend time looking for a parking spot.   It is often easier for students to get involved in conversations (discussion boards) because it doesn’t involve speaking in class.  Cons of online learning include negotiating the technology used in online learning (are you comfortable using computers? figuring out problems, not giving up easily? etc.), a lack of face to face contact, and the need for self-motivation and self-discipline. 

 


 


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