There are two (2) written assignments in ANT 332. In these assignments, students are to assume the role of Curator of the Division of Fossil Primates at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, with the purpose of creating the text for a museum exhibit focused on a specific aspect of primate evolution - a fossil primate taxon or a primate fossil locality.
To get a sense of what the Canadian Museum of Nature's Collections consist of, please take a look at:
Through their research, students will become experts on their topic. Students are welcome to choose their own topic of interest, subject to approval by the course instructor, or choose from a list of topics provided by the instructor.
Assignment 1 will be submitted on Quercus on October 22.
Students will first create an overview of their topic using an annotated bibliography.
The annotated bibliography consists of a collection of:
Reference format should follow the Journal of Human Evolution Guide for Authors (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-human-evolution/0047-2484/guide-for-authors#68000) and bibliographies will be formatted using a 12 font, 1.5 or double line spacing, and 1” margins.
Students will be graded on the comprehensiveness and organization of their annotated bibliographies. Further instructions and examples will be provided early in the semester.
Where to find peer-reviewed references?
Please see sources of peer-reviewed journals articles in the journal gallery below, all available through the University of Toronto Library system. Also consult the reference cited lists in your required readings in Quercus and the peer-reviewed book gallery.
Please read these authoritative guides to writing annotated bibliographies before you start your assignment:
Assignment 2 will be due in Quercus on November 23, 2021, by 9 pm.
In the second written assignment, students will create an exhibit poster to organize and present the research gathered in their annotated bibliography. In their poster, students are required to present three items:
Exhibit posters require a title (no more than 20 words), image labels (no more than 20 words for each image), and approximately 150 words of text, which should tell a detailed story of the selected topic. Exhibit text should be no more than 200 words in total.
Posters can be presented as a PowerPoint slide and saved as a PDF, using a legible font size and well organized image and text placement. Students will be graded on the creativity, organization and level of detail in their exhibit posters. Further instructions, topics, and examples will be provided early in the semester.
Combined, the written assignments in ANT 332 are worth 30% of the final grade. Students must submit both parts of the written assignment for full consideration.
Ideas for this Assignment?
Please use the Journal of Human Evolution Guide for Authors to format in-text citations and references.
General Comments about types of sources cited:
All citations in text should refer to:
Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first chronologically, then alphabetically.