The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
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.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||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 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.
Oral exam based on notes and teaching material.
Power point and scientific articles.
- Power point et textes d'auteurs
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Minor in Culture and Creation
Master  in History of Art and Archaeology : General
Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions
Minor in Gender Studies
Minor in Sociology and Anthropology