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.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||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 course Methodology : 1. Lecture of introduction (first lesson) 2. Previous article readings 3. Collective analysis or presentations and feedback about reading exercise 4. Final lecture: conclusion and synthesis.
Active pedagogy with strong student involvement. Each course uses a different didactic or pedagogical method. According to the risk conditions, the course could be organized in a remote or partly remote way.
Students are evaluated on the basis of their participation and a final collective and individual work.
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.
A moodle support with all the texts needed. If the sanitary conditions require it, the course can be organized partly by distance learning.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)
Title of the programme
Master  in Anthropology
Master  in History
Master  in History
Master  in Sciences of Religions
Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions
Master  in Sociology and Anthropology