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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) About
the Anthropology 4U Academy

General FAQ About the Anthropology 4U Academy

The Anthropology 4U Academy offers online courses in all 4 fields of Anthropology, including Cultural Anthropology, Physical/Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeology. Courses on research methods in Anthropology and Anthropology careers are also offered.

The Anthropology 4U Academy was created by Keirsten E. Snover, an Anthropologist. To learn more about me, check out the About page and the Portfolio section of this website.

FAQ About Enrollment

No, there are no prerequisites. You don’t need to take a certain course before you can enroll in another course. Each course is self-contained, and you can take the courses in any order.

That’s fine! These courses are made for beginners, and you don’t need to know anything about Anthropology to take these courses. I teach you everything you need to know!

Yes! If you are in high school, you can still take these courses. If you are a minor, please make sure you have permission from your parent or guardian.

In order to take a course, you must have:

1. access to the internet

2. a web browser, like Chrome

3. software to open and view PDF files (like Adobe Reader)

 

Please note: Some course assignments involve typing your answers into PDF files. I suggest using a computer for these parts of the course, as it may be difficult to do on a mobile device. You can also write your answers in a notebook.

 

Optional: You need a printer, paper, and a pen/pencil ONLY if you want to print out PDF worksheets and write on them instead of typing directly into the PDF itself.

No, you do not need to buy any textbooks. I provide (or link to) all the materials you need for the course.

Yes! You can enroll in as many courses as you want.

1. Go to the Academy page on this website and choose the course you want to take.

 

2. Some courses are hosted on Udemy.com, some courses are on Alison.com, and some courses are on Voomly.com. Follow the directions on each site in order to register for a course.

 

3. If you have any problems, feel free to contact me! The quickest way to contact me is by calling or texting 1-509-818-0769 (USA), but you can also fill out the Contact form on this website or email me directly at info@Anthropology4U.com.

By taking a course through Anthropology 4U, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions. Basically, don’t steal my work, respect me and respect other students, and know that I am not liable for anything that happens as a result of you taking a course. Read the full Terms & Conditions at this link.

FAQ About Payment

1. If you are taking a course on Udemy.com: Please follow their directions for payment.

 

2. If you are taking the course on Voomly.com: After you click the “Buy Now” or “Enroll Now” button on the course information page, you will be prompted to enter your billing information. You can either use a credit/debit card with the Stripe payment system, or you can use PayPal to pay for the course.

 

3. If you are taking a course on Alison.com: No payment is needed! The course is FREE!

No, at this time I do not offer payment plans. If you cannot afford the cost of a course, please contact me to request a financial assistance application. You can also take any of my courses on Alison.com for FREE!

Yes, Anthropology 4U provides a limited amount of financial assistance. If you have special circumstances and you are unable to pay the course fee, you can apply for a fee waiver. Please contact Keirsten through the Contact form and request a financial assistance application.

As a professional Anthropologist, I hold myself to a very high standard. I put a lot of hard work and effort into creating these online courses. However, if a course does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a refund. 

 

1. For courses on Udemy.com: Please follow their directions for requesting a refund.

 

2. For courses on Voomly.com: Please contact me within 30 days to request a refund. You can either call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, fill out the Contact Form on this website, or fill out the Contact form on the course website.

 

3. For courses on Alison.com: These courses are FREE! No refund is needed.

FAQ About Courses

The format of each course is slightly different. Please check the course information page for details. 

 

Udemy Courses

 

Basic Format of the Course

All Udemy courses are made up of video lessons. These video lessons contain narrated slideshows and talking head videos. Some Udemy courses have links to supplemental resources (such as web articles and YouTube videos). All Udemy courses also come with a BONUS video and PDF. In the Bonus PDF, I provide resources related to the course, such as links to websites and videos.

 

Course Activities and Assignments

Some Udemy courses have short activities after each lecture, while other Udemy courses have short activities at the end of each unit. Each of these activities will take about 15-30 minutes to complete. I provide the answers to each activity in both a video and a PDF. 

 

Tests and Quizzes

At the end of most units, there is a short quiz of about 5 questions. The quizzes are multiple-choice.

 

Final Assignment

All Udemy courses have a final assignment, called the “Be Like an Anthropologist” activity. This is where you have the opportunity to go out “in the field” and do something that a real Anthropologist would do! This final activity will take you about an hour to complete, maybe longer. I provide the answers to this activity in both a video and a PDF. 

 

Grading

Some activities need to be turned in to me. Simply copy your answers from the PDF activity worksheets and paste them into Udemy’s system. I do not formally grade these activities, but I will write comments and explain any incorrect answers.

 

Need Help? 

If you need any help during the course, you can contact me through Udemy’s system and I’ll be happy to help you! If you don’t receive a reply, please feel free to contact me directly. You can call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), or email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, or use the Contact form on this website.

 

Certificate

When you complete the course, the Udemy system will automatically give you a certificate!

 

 

Voomly Courses

 

Basic Format of the Course

All Voomly courses are made up of video lessons. These video lessons contain narrated slideshows and talking head videos. Some Voomly courses have links to supplemental resources (such as web articles and YouTube videos). All Voomly courses also come with 2 BONUS items. The first Bonus is a PDF containing links to Anthropology resources that are related to the course, such as links to websites and videos. The second Bonus is a list of links to some digital flashcards that I made just for each course. You can test your knowledge of the course material with these digital flashcards! You can also play a matching game with the information on the flashcards, too!

 

Course Activities and Assignments

Some Voomly courses have short activities after each lecture, while other Voomly courses have short activities at the end of each unit. Each of these activities will take about 15-30 minutes to complete. I provide the answers to each activity in both a video and PDF.

 

Tests and Quizzes

At the end of most units, there is a short quiz of about 5 questions. You need to earn 80% or higher on each quiz in order to pass the course. But, remember that you can use any notes you have while you take your quizzes! 

 

Final Assignment

All Voomly courses also have a final assignment, called the “Be Like an Anthropologist” activity. This is where you have the opportunity to go out “in the field” and do something that a real Anthropologist would do! This final activity will take you about an hour to complete, maybe longer. I provide the answers to this activity in both a video and a PDF. 

 

Grading

You must submit your final assignment to me by email. My email is info@Anthropology4U.com. Just send me your completed PDF worksheet so I can grade it! You need a grade of C or better on the final activity in order to pass the course. I’ll provide a grading rubric so that you know exactly what I’m looking for in your answers. 

 

Need Help?

If you need any help during the course, just contact me and I’ll be happy to help you! You can call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, use the Contact form on this website, or use the contact form on the course website. 

 

Certificate

When you complete the course, the Voomly system will automatically give you a simple black and white certificate. But if you contact me, I’ll provide an awesome full-color certificate!

 

 

Alison Courses

 

Basic Format of the Course

All Alison courses are made up primarily of text lessons. You read the lessons page by page. The number of lesson pages varies, but most lessons have between 4 and 12 pages. Some Alison courses have short audio or video clips as well. There are short ads between lessons, but you can pay to remove them if you want to.

 

Course Activities and Assignments

Alison courses do not include activities or assignments. The Alison software is not set up to do assignments.

 

Tests and Quizzes

After each lesson, there is a short quiz. The length of each quiz varies by lesson, but most quizzes have between 4 and 10 questions. Quizzes consist of different kinds of questions, including multiple choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and other formats. Remember that you can use any notes you have from the lessons while you take your quizzes! All Alison courses also have at least one major assessment, with about 35 to 50 questions. Just like the quizzes, these assessment questions have different formats, including multiple choice, true or false, fill-in-the blank, matching, etc. Don’t forget to use your notes during the assessments! 

 

Final Assignment

Alison courses do not include the final “Be Like an Anthropologist” assignment. The Alison software is not set up to do assignments.

 

Grading

You need to earn a grade of 80% or higher in order to pass the quizzes and assessments.

 

Need Help?

You cannot contact me through the Alison website if you have questions or need help. But you can always call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, or use the Contact form on this website! I’ll be happy to help you!

 

Certificate

When you complete the course, you will have the option to purchase a certificate, either a digital certificate or a printed and framed certificate! If you don’t want to purchase a certificate, you can always prove your learning by printing out your Alison learner record.

Yes! The types of tests depend on which course you are taking. I know many students get nervous when they hear that there are tests, but I try to make them easy. Also, you can use any notes you took from the lessons while you take your tests!

 

Udemy Courses

At the end of most units, there is a short quiz of about 5 questions. All questions are multiple choice.

 

Voomly Courses

At the end of most units, there is a short quiz of about 5 questions. All questions are multiple choice. You need to earn at least 80% on each quiz in order to pass the course.

 

Alison Courses

At the end of each lesson, there is a short quiz of about 4 to 10 questions. Questions have a variety of formats, including multiple choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, and matching. All Alison courses also have at least one major assessment, with about 35 to 50 questions. The assessment questions have a variety of formats just like the quizzes, including multiple choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, and matching. You need to earn at least 80% or higher on the assessments in order to pass the course.

It depends on the course. Keep reading for more details!

 

Udemy Courses

Each Udemy course has several short activities to help you explore the course material. These should take you about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. At the end of each Udemy course, there is a Be Like an Anthropologist activity, which will take you about an hour to complete (maybe more). I provide the answers to all activities in both a video and a PDF. You will have to submit your answers to some of the activities. Just copy your answers from the PDF activity worksheet and paste them into Udemy’s system. I do not formally grade these activities, but I will write comments and explain any incorrect answers.

 

Voomly Courses

Each Voomly course has several short activities to help you explore the course material. These should take you about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. At the end of each Voomly course, there is a Be Like an Anthropologist activity, which will take you about an hour to complete (maybe more). I provide the answers to all activities in both a video and a PDF. You must submit your final activity to me by email. Just send me your completed PDF worksheet so I can grade it! You need a grade of C or better on the final activity in order to pass the course. I’ll provide a grading rubric so that you know exactly what I’m looking for in your answers. 

 

Alison Courses

There is no homework for courses offered through the Alison platform.

Each course is a different length. Check the course information page for the length of that specific course.

Each course is self-paced, so you can sign up anytime and then work on the course at your own pace.

Udemy Courses

Go to Udemy.com and login to your account. Then choose the course you want to continue.

 

Voomly Courses

Go to the course information page and click the LOGIN option at the top right of the page. Then sign in with your email address and password.

 

Alison Courses

Go to Alison.com and login to your account. Then choose the course you want to continue.

Yes! You are eligible for a certificate after you complete your course successfully. 

 

Udemy Courses

The Udemy system will automatically generate a certificate.

 

Voomly Courses

The course system will automatically offer you a simple black and white certificate, but you can contact me for an awesome personalized full color certificate!

 

Alison Courses

You have the option to pay for a certificate, such as a digital certificate or a printed and framed certificate. If you don’t want to buy a certificate, you can print out your Alison learner record.

No, unfortunately you cannot receive college credit for a course. These courses are for life-long learning or homeschooling, not college credit.

Get Help

Udemy Courses

First, login to your course. Then, contact me through the Udemy system. Or, you can either call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me directly at info@Anthropology4U.com, or fill out the Contact form on this website. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

 

Voomly Courses

First, login to your course. Then, just click on the Contact button at the top right of the page. Then you will see a list of ways you can contact me. Or, you can either call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me directly at info@Anthropology4U.com, or fill out the Contact form on this website. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

 

Alison Courses

There is no way to contact me through the Alison system, so if you need help, here’s what to do. You can either call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me directly at info@Anthropology4U.com, or fill out the Contact form on this website. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Udemy Courses

If you need technical support, please login to your account and contact Udemy’s staff. If you aren’t getting a reply, please contact me and I’ll do my best to help! You can call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, or use the Contact form on this website.

 

Voomly Courses

If you need technical support, please contact me and I’ll do my best to help! You can call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, or use the Contact form on this website.

 

Alison Courses

If you need technical support, please login to your account and contact Alison’s staff. If you aren’t getting a reply, please contact me and I’ll do my best to help! You can call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, or use the Contact form on this website.

Please contact me and I’ll do my best to help! You can call or text me at 1-509-818-0769 (USA), email me at info@Anthropology4U.com, or use the Contact form on this website.