CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON ANTHROPOLOGY

First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: -- --

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: English
Examination methods: The exam will be written with no difference between attending and non-attending students
Course unit contents: This course will introduce students to the major intellectual, practical,
methodological, and ethical concepts of cultural anthropology with a specific emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives. Students will examine in-depth anthropological
concepts of culture, behaviors, and belief systems. It is designed as a trajectory starting from theory to praxis. Students will learn to use socio-legal and critical studies and comparative analysis of the cultural differences in human adaptations, the appreciation of diverse values and lifestyles, and the application
of the cross-cultural study of people throughout the world. Students will also learn to discuss current representations of local and global phenomena such as migration, corruption, and litigation; analyse the use of cross-cultural expertise in Europe; and eventually examining the patterns of litigation involving a representative sample of migration-settings in Europe. While the whole course is a mix of theory and practice, the first part of this course will bring students to engage with the analysis of major theoretical approaches to cultures; whilst the second part of the course will be specifically dedicated to practicing with case-studies.