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Literature Review Assignment Guide


Learn to write an academic literature review. Understand what peer-reviewed literature is and how to find it. Access resources on how to write an academic literature review.

Playing with pyramids

This assignment introduces students to population pyramids, as a concept, an analytical tool, and a form of data vizualization. Population pyramids can assist in explorations of the demographic characteristics and dynamics, including the concepts of demographic transition and demographic dividend. They are also an entry point to discussing data sources and quality.

A. Explore the age pyramids for two of the five countries in the Horn by going to data at the US Census Bureau:

Somali Language Assignment

1. Exposure to Somali language
a. Watch and Listen to 5 of the Somali language videos
b. Write a sentence or two that describes what you hear in the language. Discuss your observations with your partner.
i. Are the sounds familiar? Unfamiliar? Can you pick out words?
ii. What do you think “baraanbur” means?
2. Research
a. Read one of the wiki’s or websites
b. Read one of the scholarly articles
3. Discussion
a. What are the important elements linguistically, historically, culturally.
4. Watch the Knaan video –