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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1031228, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES

Teacher in charge AMEDEO BOROS M-DEA/01

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 2nd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 BOROS AMEDEO (Presidente)
SPAGNA FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in computer use. Skills required to use Moodle.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will provide an introductory overview on the anthropological studies of cultures. Fundamental themes are: relationship between the main anthropological theories and the cultural systems, entities acting cultures (individual, group, society), culture, symbol, meanings, cultural communication, contemporary anthropology,funeral systems.
Examination methods: Written examination with 3 open questions;one question for each book scheduled for the exam.
The exam lasts one hour
Assessment criteria: will evaluate the understanding and knowledge of the books provided for the examination
Course unit contents: -Anthropological point of view- Agency and Culture- Analysis of the development of hegemonic structures- Symbols, meanings, cultures;- Development of the anthropological studies- Cultural communication-Identity and Alterity- Interethnicity and multiculturalism- Cultural negotiation- Funeral systems.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will have a weekly structure. Every week new video lessons will be posted on moodle, with powerpoints of the discussed topics.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Marazzi Antonio, Lo sguardo antropologico. Processi educativi e multiculturalismo. Roma: Carocci, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Boros Amedeo, Oltre lì'Isola. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mantovani Giuseppe, Spezzando ogni cuore. Dal Messico di Cortez alla Roma dell'inquisizione. Milano: Pubblicato dall'autore, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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