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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070173, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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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

Teacher in charge EDWARD WOODBURY TAYLOR 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 Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: Basic knowledge of the anthropological perspective on cultural diversity (race, class, gender, LBQTQ), also in relation to psychology; basic knowledge of approaches to the study of cultural diversity; and analysis of intercultural processes
Examination methods: The exam method is written with open questions. For attending students additional course points/credits can be earned for course participation and related course assignments.
Assessment criteria: Understanding the knowledge and application of the course material. For attending students they are expected to regularly engage actively in the learning process of the course (e.g., participating in class discussions, completing course readings and assignments). Non-attending students are expected to complete all readings of the course and successfully complete an oral/written exam.
Course unit contents: The course will introduce key concepts of culture anthropology and diversity, providing the tools to critically analyze the different approaches to the study cultural differences. Particular attention will be devoted to current issues, positionality (race, class, gender, sexual orientation) and the processes of globalization, migration and intercultural relations.
-introduction to cultural anthropology (definitions, theoretical approaches
-cultures, cultural differences, diversity
-local and global dimensions, borders, contact areas;
-migratory processes and intercultural relations
-languages and communication, arts, media, sports
-concept of identity and issues of ethnicity and positionality
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will include short lectures, accompanied by small and large group discussions actively managed by students promoting a critically reflective approach to learning. In-class room technology will be used along with course discussions online between class meetings.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Kottak, C.P.(2018) Cultural anthropology: Appreciating human diversity (International Edition) New York: McGraw Hill.
Required (1, 2, 3,5, 6, 9, 14, 15) Choice chapters (4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13).

There will also be additional required in-depth materials and teaching aids used in class available on Moodle platform
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kottak, C.P., Cultural anthropology: Appreciating human diversity. New York: (International Edition) McGraw Hill;, 2018. Required (1, 2, 3,5, 6, 9, 14, 15) Choice chapters (4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13).

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Flipped classroom
  • Work-integrated learning
  • Peer feedback
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Reflective writing

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)
  • Camtasia (video editing)
  • Top Hat (active quiz, quiz)