Curricular Unit:Code:
Principles of Anthropology150FANT
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
1UndergraduateCultural Studies6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
To promote the knowledge and understanding at a level that, based on secondary schooling knowledge, develops and deepens it. Thus the UC aims to: develop the ability to define the area of ??knowledge of anthropology, both at the level of object and at the level of general methodology. facilitate the understanding of how the different theoretical paradigms focus and conceptualize the social in different and diverse ways; develop the capacity for understanding and problematization of the theoretical currents approached in a perspective of application of the theoretical constructs to the study of the social.
Syllabus:
teaching unit 1:
1. ANTHROPOLGY: definition
2. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE of EMERGENCE ANTHROPOLOGY as SCIENCE:
2.1. From Classical Antiquity to the Enlightenment
2.2. The Enlightenment
2.3. evolutionism 19th cent
2.4. the beginnings o 20th cent and counter-reaction to the 19th cent evolutionism
 
teaching unit 2:
3.1. functionalism: Malinowski
3.2. the structural-functionalism: Radcliffe-Brown
3.3. Levi-Strauss and structuralism
teaching unit 3:
4. THE PRESENT: BETWEEN SOCIAL DYNAMICS AND SOCIAL STATISC
4.1. Bourdieu and Giddens
4.2. The post-modern current
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Ability to define Anthropology's area of expertise, both at the object level and at the level of general methodology (unit1&2) ; understand how different paradigms focus and conceptualise the social (unit 2; 3 & 4). Capacity of understanding and questioning of theoretical perspectives addressed in an applied perspective of theoretical constructs to the study of social reality (unit1 2; 3 & 4)
Students should develop the ability to collect, select and interpret relevant information, particularly in their area of ??study, to enable them to base their solutions and the judgments they make, including in analyzing relevant scientific and ethical social aspects; to develop skills that allow them to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, both to specialists and non-specialists
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Lectures of expositive nature
two written tests (50% + 50%)
The evaluation will be based on the student's ability to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding, which should show a professional approach to the work developed in their vocational area.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The nature of the course is eminently theoretical This is in line with the type of classes and with the analytical skills and understanding to acquire and develop and to be shown through the written assessement. Such a strategy of teaching / learning aims to develop in students the ability to solve problems within their area of ??study, and to build and support their own arguments.
Reading:
(portugues)
1-MERCIER, P, História da Antropologia, Lisboa, Teorema, s.d
2-BERNARDI, B, Introdução aos estudos Etno-antropológicos. Lisboa: Ed 70, s.d.
3- ÁLVARES, C (2015) A pulsão no pensamento mítico. Freud, Lacan e o estruturalismo na Potière Jalouse, de Claude Lévi-Strauss -RCAAP/Univ do Minho
(outras)
1-GEERTZ, C, e CLIFFORD, J, et al, (1991) El surgimiento de la antropología Posmoderna, Barcelona, Ed Guedisa.
2- GOLDMAN, M. (2017) Cosmopolíticas, etno-ontologias e outras epistemologias. A antropologia como teoria etnográficas. In Cuadernos de Antropología Social ( 44), p27-35.
3-KUPER, A , (1996) Anthropology and Anthropologists : The Modern British School, London: Routledge