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Mentor Seminar “Social Anthropology"

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1-4 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This seminar provides academic guidance to those students who opt for major in social anthropology within the MA in Global and Regional History and those students who major in history but who would like to incorporate courses in social anthropology into their curriculum.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to gain necessary background in anthropology
  • to understand history of the discipline, and its main contemporary theories
  • to learn how to develop anthropological MA research project
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • A student knows the history of the discipline and subfields
  • interpret the specificity of research methods of social anthropology
  • interprets goals and scope of the discipline
  • A student interprets the state of the art in contemporary anthropology
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • introduction to social anthropology
  • history of anthropology
  • anthropological methods
  • schools of thought in anthropology
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking эссе
    эссе
  • non-blocking домашнее задание
    домашнее задание
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.5 * домашнее задание + 0.5 * эссе
  • 2024/2025 3rd module
    0.5 * домашнее задание + 0.5 * 2023/2024 4th module
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Hannerz, U. (2010). Anthropology’s World : Life in a Twenty-First Century Discipline. Web server without geographic relation, Web server without geographic relation (org): Pluto Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.7AC7B27E
  • Ingold, T. (2018). Anthropology : Why It Matters. Medford: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1801558
  • Kuper, A. (2014). Anthropology and Anthropologists : The British School in the Twentieth Century (Vol. Fourth edition). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=850102
  • Sherry B. Ortner. (2008). Anthropology and Social Theory : Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject. Duke University Press Books.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Radcliffe-Brown, A. R., & Kuper, A. (2004). The Social Anthropology of Radcliffe-Brown. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=661115