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degree courses
Second cycle
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Single cycle
degree courses
School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070173, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-DEA/01 Population Studies, Ethnography and Anthropology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: English
Target skills and knowledge: Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. identifying anthropological methods
2. relating methods with theoretical trends
3. reflecting upon the role of the researcher in the research process and in the construction of scientific knowledge
4. collecting, evaluating, validating, analysing and presenting data
5. commenting case-studies
Examination methods: The exam will be written with no difference between attending and non-attending students
Assessment criteria: Critical thinking, capacity to compare more texts and to connect a variety of sources and data.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The format of the class is front lecture but teaching style is experiential (learning by doing) and student-led. It develops around front lectures but includes in-class problem solving as well as work in small groups. Students will design small research plans and reflect on how theoretical approaches can concretize in the field.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All teaching material will be uploaded on the e-learning platform
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)