Final Analysis

These blog posts were written by students during Summer 2018 as part of the requirement for their CAT 124 Practicum course. Each week students were given a prompt and asked to reflect on the questions in 300-500 words.

Final Analysis (due Friday, August 3) – Explain how the subjects terms were chosen for your patrol report while providing a critical analysis of the personal biases influencing your analysis. Summarize the findings and key terms identified from your patrol report analysis. Take into consideration your background and personal biases in interpreting the patrol reports. Reflect on the course themes: Who controls knowledge? How has your perspective changed by analyzing the perspectives presented in the patrol reports and readings? Incorporate at least two of the course readings into your analysis. Consider how the readings affected your interpretation. Make an argument explaining why you chose these themes and how your analysis connects to topics discussed in the course.

As mentioned in one of the class discussions, by a fellow classmate, it’s almost impossible to be objective. In a sense, I believe that to be true. There is no […]

Throughout the close observation of patrol reports of West New Britain district from 1961 to 1962, I could understand how the indigenous people in West New Britain interacted with kiaps. […]

I was assigned to review the patrol reports of West New Britain, Papua New Guinea from 1968-1969. The main topics that circulated these patrol reports were economic development, road construction, […]

Reflecting on the overall CAT124 course, I’ve recognized that several of my personal biases while heading into the course have largely disintegrated or have morphed into a separate understanding of […]

Reflecting back on the first patrol I read in the class I can remember having some expectations as to what I wanted the patrol reports to be about.  Initially I […]