CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON ANTHROPOLOGY

First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: VALENTINA SCHIAVINATO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: English
Examination methods: The exam is written, with open and/or closed questions.
For attending students: possible participation in group-works presented in class will be assessed (details will be provided during the lessons).
Course unit contents: The course will introduce the key concepts of cultural anthropology, providing the tools to analyze different approaches to the study of cultural differences critically. Particular attention will be devoted to the most current issues, such as the globalization processes, migrations, and the intercultural relations.
Main topics :
- introduction to cultural anthropology (definitions, theoretical approaches);
- cultures and cultural differences;
- local and global dimensions, borders, contact zones;
- migration processes and intercultural relations;
- languages and communication;
- concept of identity and ethnicity issues.