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Humanités Contemporaines - HUM222 : Humanities

Domaine > Humanités Contemporaines.

Descriptif

Objectives: Students explore different ways of viewing cultural organization and institutions in order to optimize international relations, humanitarianism and global strategies during their studies and in the future. Subjects analyzed include linguistics, political systems, current events related to economy, and scientific studies related to populations.  By the end of the course, students will have read one book and various articles.

 

 

Cours enseigné en anglais

nombre d'heure en présentiel

15

effectif maximal

35

Diplôme(s) concerné(s)

Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Littérale/grade européen

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Echange non diplomant

L'UE est acquise si Note finale >= 10
  • Crédits ECTS acquis : 1.5 ECTS

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Diplôme d'ingénieur

L'UE est acquise si Note finale >= 10
  • Crédits ECTS acquis : 1.5 ECTS
  • Crédit d'UE partagées acquis : 1.5

Programme détaillé

 

Required reading: Meyer, Erin. The Culture Map. New York, NY: PublicAffairs, 2015.

Week

Module/Content

Work assigned

 

1

 

Introduction, history and how-to-read guide

Familiarizing students with the basic ideas of how people and cultures are studied and analyzed. 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Structural Functionalism vs Cultural Materialism

Some populations forbid the consumption of pork.  Why? Two anthropologists debate the answer. Discussion on chapters 1 and 2 of book.

 

 

Must have read both articles (Harris and Douglas) and chapters 1 and 2 of book

 

3

 

Space

How close can people get to those they know and those they do not?  Two anthropologists discuss spatial rules among cultures. Discussion on chapters 3 and 4 of book.

 

Must have read both articles (Hall and Montagu) and chapters 3 and 4 of book

 

4

 

Identity

How are identities assigned and by whom? The assigned articles examine trends related to music. Discussion on chapters 5 and 6 of book.

 

 

Must have read both articles (Stokes and Mauch) and chapters 5 and 6 of book

 

5

 

Hierarchy

In a humanitarian crisis, who receives aid?  Exploring the downfalls and criticism of charity work. Discussion on chapters 7 and 8 of book.

 

 

Must have read both articles (Pandolfi and Weiss) and chapters 7 and 8 of book

 

Mots clés

Anthropology Structural Functionalism, Cultural Materialism, identity,
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