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Category:ANTH329 Media and International Social Change

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Media & International Social Change (ANTH 329) is a course taught through the Department of Anthropology at Humboldt State University by instructor Jessie M. Cretser-Hartenstein.

Experiential Learning Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to better understand the role that new media play in globalization and international social change, specifically from a grassroots level. The platform we will be using for this assignment is, a locally founded non-profit organization with global reach.

You will:

  • Choose a topic that interests you. The topic must be original and relevant/applicable to ANTH 329 as well as Appropedia’s mission. Your topic could be a specific movement, organization, or group that has utilizes media to promote social change, a how-to guide that presents valuable information on using new media for the greater good, or anything else that you think deserves attention in this arena. You must submit your topic to the Moodle forum and receive approval from your instructor before proceeding.
  • Research this topic and compose a 500-700 word wiki article
  • Create a user profile and "About Me" page, then post your article to (see Technical Instructions below)
  • Make your page appear palatable and appealing with proper headings, photos, layout, etc. Be sure to caption your images and only use those that you have permission to publish (see Help:Images for info on uploading images)
  • Reference all sources properly with links (see Help:Footnotes for help on special wiki citation format)
  • When your project is complete, add it to the Selected Topics section below and submit the URL to your page via the Experiential Learning Assignment link on Moodle.

Past Projects

Here are examples of wiki pages created by students at HSU.

Selected Topics 2013

Please type your selected project and your username following the example format below:

*[[Example Topic Page Name]]
**[[User:JessieMisha Jessie M. Cretser-Hartenstein]]

Technical Instructions

If you are a student in this course, please do the following to start your project:

  1. Create a User Account. Consider using a name that represents you in a professional manner.
  2. Create your userpage using these instructions at ANTH 329 post userpage assignment.
  3. After creating your userpage, type a unique name for your topic (see the examples above) into the search bar.
  4. Click go and then create this page.
  5. Copy and paste the following 2 components into your new page:
    • At the very top of your page (including the curly brackets):
      {{ANTH329inprogress|May 15, 2013}}
    • At the very bottom of your page (including the brackets):
      [[Category:ANTH 329 Media and International Social Change]]
  6. Create the content for your page - include text of article, headings, images (remember that images must have the proper rights), etc. More help on coding is available at Help:Contents.
  7. Once your article and userpage are both finished, you will post your project under Selected Topics 2013 and submit the link/URL for your page via the assignment page on Moodle to complete the project. You must do this in order to receive a grade for the work you've done.