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PSN1031228, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FRANCESCO SPAGNA 000000000000

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 03/10/2016
End of activities 13/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 SPAGNA FRANCESCO (Presidente)
BOROS AMEDEO (Membro Effettivo)
RAZE' ANNAMARIA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 SPAGNA FRANCESCO (Presidente)
BOROS AMEDEO (Membro Effettivo)
RAZE' ANNAMARIA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 SPAGNA FRANCESCO (Presidente)
BOROS AMEDEO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: Aim of the course is to offer some of the intrerpretative criteria of Cultural Anthropology, particularly as regards the concept of “individual” and “ordinary man”.
Learning expectations will concern some of the main keywords of Cultural Anthropology - like “culture”, “cultural diversity”, “identity/otherness”, etc. – worked out in their conceptual formation and their most recent accepted meanings.
Aim of the course is also to offer a critical thinking of ethnicity, in its complex and changing forms, with regard to healthcare services.
The specialized part of the course will be committed to foster an interdisciplinary perspective, considering connections between Neuroscience and Cultural Anthropology.
Examination methods: A choice will be possible between oral exam (discussion on textbooks) and examination paper (theme questions).
Assessment criteria: Reflexivity and capability to work out subjects and make connections.
Course unit contents: Anthropology in its “spontaneous” form – acknowledgement of humanity of the other human being - will be compared to Cultural Anthropology as a theoretical and methodological discipline. Some of the main keywords - “culture”, “cultural diversity”, “ethnic group”, “race” “identity/otherness”, “gender” – will be examined in depth.
Problems of ethnicity, in multicultural society, will be considered, with regard to cultural diversity in healthcare services.
The specialized part of the course will explore the theme of “dream”, in the possible connection between Neuroscience and Cultural Anthropology.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, classes and workshops, with analysis of ethnographical texts and films
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Spagna Francesco, La buona creanza. Antropologia dell'ospitalità. Roma: Carocci, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Nathan Tobie, Una nuova interpretazione dei sogni. Milano: Raffaello Cortina, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo