The course explores the basic concepts of the discipline of Social Anthropology, its history within Greece and abroad, and its relation to other social sciences and humanities. We will proceed to a presentation of the most important theoretical approaches to the study of societies and cultures, their differences and their political and historical context, as well as a detailed account of the methodological particularities of social anthropology in terms of research, interpretation and writing. During the course we shall examine questions of cultural difference as the object of anthropology and discuss how they are related with issues of “race” and racism. Based on ethnographic examples with emphasis on uses of tools and symbols, including language, rituals and myths and on cultural dimensions of the concept of person and time, the students will be acquainted with various ways in which members of different societies perceive and classify the world around them.
Learning outcomes: The course’s aim is to familiarize students with the topics, perspective and methodology of Social Anthropology and develop their capacity to use its basic concepts for the study of culture and society.
More specifically, students are aimed to:
Recognize «ours», culturally constructed, and ethnocentric ways of interpretation.
Recognize the importance of cultural diversity for the formation of Social Anthropology.
Delineate different anthropological approaches to culture and society and the historical context of their development.
Recognize different forms and expressions of ethnocentrism and racism and their relationship with anthropology.
The course aims to:
– Search for analysis and synthesis of data and information with the use of the necessary technology
– Respect for difference and multiculturalism
-Social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues.
-Criticism and self-criticism
|Delivery:||Face to face|
|Use Of Information And Communications Technology :||Use of power point and maps. Students have access to the page of the seminar in eclass.|
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|Practice during the lecture||25|
|Individual study of bibliography||62|
|Student Performance Evaluation:||Language of evaluation: Greek
Final Exam, Summative and/or conclusive
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|Δραστηριότητα||Φόρτος Εργασίας Εξαμήνου|
|Ασκήσεις στην τάξη||15|
|Αυτόνομη μελέτη στην διάρκεια του εξαμήνου||45|
|Μελέτη προετοιμασίας για τις εξετάσεις||30|
Η αξιολόγηση των φοιτητών/ριών γίνεται μέσω εξετάσεων με ερωτήσεις ανάπτυξης και αποκλειστικά στην ελληνική γλώσσα. Τα κριτήρια είναι προσβάσιμα για τους φοιτητές/ριες στην ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα του μαθήματος (e-class).