Social and cultural anthropology

LPOLS1225  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Social and cultural anthropology
4.0 credits
30.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Reyniers Alain ;
Language
Français
Main themes
Mainly, there will be examinations of evolutionism, diffusionism, culturalism, functionalism and structuralism. The main writers to be studied will be Morgan, Frazer, Tylor, Schmidt, Elliot-Smith, Benedict, Mead, Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, Evans-Pritchard and Lévi-Strauss.
Aims
To give students a detailed introduction to the theories of social anthropology. Students will have to be able to articulate and criticise both the general principles of the main currents of thought in ethnology, and the main writers that have made an impact on the history of this subject. They will also be familiarised with the main features of ethnology. The general objective is, therefore, encyclopaedic, synthetic and critical.

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 will be taught through lectures. Each current will be addressed briefly, and sessions will then move on to an examination of some writers, and to a critical evaluation. Participation on the course is essential. Students will have extensive typed course notes that will enable them to follow the course better.
Evaluation methods

Assessment: A written examination (open questions and MCQ). Support: A syllabus and a power point.

Online resources

Syllabus and power point

Bibliography
  • Syllabus et power point
Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Culture and Creation
4
-

Minor in Sociology and Anthropology
4
-

3
-

Minor in Gender Studies
5
-

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

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

Master [60] in Sociology and Anthropology
4
-