Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
Teaching is part of the basic basic teachings of the historical-anthropological path. Basic introduction to the key-topics in History of Anthropology.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of the main paradigms of cultural anthropology, of their historical formation, of their development and of their interconnections.
In order to be able to take this exam, students must have passed the first module cultural anthropology exam (the one for A-L surnames or the M-Z surnames).
Evolutionism. Comparative methods. Classical French ethnology (Durkheim). Fieldwork. B. Malinowski. Structuralism and generalization. Clifford Geertz. Interpretative Anthropology. Practice Theories.
Students must study the following books:
1) U.Fabietti, “Storia dell’antropologia”, Zanichelli, 2011.
- Attending students must study only capp.: 1, 2 (only par 2.1), 4, 6, 8, 9, 14, 17, 20.
- Non-attending students must study whole book.
2) G. Ligi, “Il senso del tempo. Percezioni e rappresentazioni del tempo in antropologia”, Milano, Unicopli, 2011 (or subsequent editions).
Attendance is recommended. Non-attending students are required to prepare the entire volume U. Fabietti, "Storia dell'antropologia", Zanichelli, edizione 2011.
Important: Students must always bring the program of the current academic year. Under no circumstances can they bring old past academic programs.
The exam consists, for all students, in a written test, lasting two hours, consisting of four questions on the topics of the course and textbooks, of which three are open-ended and one is composed of ten short questions per question dry on notions, definitions, events, dates and authors.
Evaluation criteria for open-ended questions are: 1. relevance; 2. completeness; 3. language properties; 4. argumentative capacity; 5. specific references to works and authors treated during the course and on textbooks. The final grade is based on an overall critical evaluation of the elaborate.
Frontal lessons with use of power point.
To apply for a Bachelor's thesis in Cultural Anthropology, the following requirements are essential:
1) have successfully passed, by attending, 2 modules of Cultural Anthropology;
2) the good knowledge of English;
3) the discussion of a short preliminary research project.
The thesis topic should be consistent with the research fields of the teacher:
Anthropology of space and landscape; Space-time categories; Anthropology of risk; Saami history and ethnography (Lapland, Northern Scandinavia); History of Anthropology.
Erasmus students are required to speak correctly in Italian. The exam for Erasmus students must be in Italian.
- This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Poverty and inequalities" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
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