Assignment for December 10

npc13fPAPER DUE

Write a 3,000-word essay documenting the process and outcome of your research project.  Connect your insights to the assigned readings and to your colleagues’ presentations wherever possible.  Support your narrative/argument with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style.  Give your polished paper an original and fitting title.

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Assignment for November 19/21/ December 3

npc13fPRESENTATION DUE

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings.  Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course.  Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length.  Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (13 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignment for November 14

npc13fREPORT #2 DUE

Write a 500-word essay recounting the progress of your research project over the past month.  Speculate on the organization of your final paper, being as specific as possible.  Append an annotated bibliography of sources you have consulted, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

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Assignment for November 12

swanRead pages 82-100 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 5. Peyote Artists and Religious Inspiration

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Assignment for November 7

swanRead pages 67-81 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 4. Peyote Painting Traditions

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Assignment for November 5

swanRead pages 48-66 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 3. Peyote Attire and Accessories

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Assignment for October 31

swanRead pages 23-47 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 2. Peyote Ceremonies and Ritual Instruments

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Assignment for October 29

swanPreview Peyote Religious Art: Symbols of Faith and Belief (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

Read pages 1-22 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter 1. The Peyote Religion and the Native American Church

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Assignment for October 24

npc13fREPORT #1 DUE

Write a 500-word essay detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project.  Illustrate your exposition with specific references to the assigned readings and to your research sources.  Append a preliminary bibliography of relevant books, articles, and websites, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

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Assignment for October 22

npc13fRead selected excerpts from The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom and the Native American Church; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom and the Native American Church

Oregon v. Smith: A Church Crisis
The Peyote Community Fights Back
Native American Church Organizations
Twenty-First Century: Protection of Peyote and Peyotism
Conclusion
Epilogue

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