Symbolic systems anthropology : cosmology and environment

LANTR2020  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Symbolic systems anthropology : cosmology and environment
4.0 credits
22.5 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Servais Olivier ;
Language
Français
Main themes
Through lectures and reading exercise the course will encounter … Authors such as : Douglas, Hallowell, Turner, Gauchet, Lévi-strauss, De Certeau, Leenhardt, Van der Leeuw, Dumezil, Mali-nowski, Leach, Goody, Otto, Van Gennep, Descola, Viveiros de Castro, Bastide, Girard, Frazer. Following subject and concepts such as : Myth, mythology, ideology, ritual, the symbolic, the belief, the conversion, the religion, the religious, the sa-cred, the secularization, totemism, animism, naturalism, the magic, the sorcery, shamanism, phenomenological approaches, structuralism and symbolic functionalism.
Aims
At the end of the course : 1. the student will understand the main trends and great authors of symbolic systems anthropology. 2. the student will be able to develop a personal point of view about these trends.

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”.

Content
The course Methodology : 1. Lecture of introduction (first lesson) 2. Previous article readings 3. Collective analysis and feedback about reading exercise 4. Final lecture: conclusion and synthesis.
Other information
Pre-requisite : A first course in anthropology. Evaluation : Students' work will be appraised according to the jury system (cf. Master in Anthropology) Materials course : Texts portfolio will be distributed.
Bibliography
  • un portefeuille de texte sera distribué au cours
Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
5
-

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions
5
-

Master [120] in Ethics
5
-

Master [60] in Sociology and Anthropology
5
-

Master [120] in Sociology
5
-

Master [120] in Anthropology
4
-

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General
4
-

Master [120] in Philosophy
5
-

Master [60] in Philosophy
5
-