The history and theories of anthropology

lantr2110  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

The history and theories of anthropology
5 credits
22.5 h
Deliège Robert;
Main themes
Disciplinary themes varying annually will be selected and detailed by the teacher so as to facilitate access to the history and actors of anthropology. Lectures will address major and modern issues in the fields of culture (its grounding, symbolism, time and space perception, identity, objects, myth, magic, ritual and art) of social life (collective institutions and ideologies, man/woman relationships, division of labour, hierarchical stratification, power, rules and regulations, identity, change and reciprocity.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Following on from the course the student - should have assimilated the main formative currents of anthropology - should be able to locate the major contributors to contemporary anthropology and fathom their contributions - should have acquired considered and considerable knowledge of the main theoretical trends in anthropology relative to social and cultural life - should be able to critically appreciate their respective strengths and weaknesses

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Thanks to the lectures, contemporary key theoretical issues in anthropology relating to selected themes will be raised. Pedagogy: 1. lectures followed by exchange; 2. portfolio of readings and/or a syllabus; 3. case studies presented by participants and analysed with the conceptual tools provided. Lectures will be based where required on field experience so as to illustrate how anthropology goes about mak-ing sense of the data collected.
Other information
Pre-requisite : Connaissances du premier cycle en sciences humaines et sociales  Les étudiants sont encadrés par deux professeurs, ainsi que par des chercheurs du LAAP et invités.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Philosophy

Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - Philosophy

Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [60] in Sociology and Anthropology

Master [120] in Philosophy