General information:
Name:
Cultural diversity. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Code:
UBPJO-167
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Semester:
Fall
Responsible teacher:
prof. zw. dr hab. Mucha Janusz (jmucha@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. zw. dr hab. Mucha Janusz (jmucha@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

This introductory course covers the basics of the subject. The students will be advised to find sources on Polish and write an essay on its chosen aspects analysed in the context of anthropology.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Students will successfully colaborate with others coming from other cultures. Activity during classes
Skills
M_U001 Students will be able to analyse their own culture and other cultures. Activity during classes
Knowledge
M_W001 Students will know the basics concepts and theories in the field of socio-cultural anthropology Examination
M_W002 Students will understand the cultural diversity of the contemporary world. Activity during classes
M_W003 Students will know the basic features of Polish culture. Essay
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Students will successfully colaborate with others coming from other cultures. - - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Students will be able to analyse their own culture and other cultures. - - - - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Students will know the basics concepts and theories in the field of socio-cultural anthropology - - - - - + - - - - -
M_W002 Students will understand the cultural diversity of the contemporary world. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_W003 Students will know the basic features of Polish culture. - - - - - + - - - - -
Module content
Seminar classes:

This is an introductory course which covers, out of necessity, only the basics of the subject. The students will be advised to find (with the help of the instructor) some available in Krakow literature on Polish culture and society, look around in Poland, and write an essay on some intersting for the student aspects of Polish culture, analysed in the context of anthropological approach. The course is devoted to the following topics:

1. Introduction to the course. Its topics. Traditional, modern and postmodern approaches to social and cultural anthropology.
2. Central issues in social and cultural anthropology.
3. Issues in anthropogenesis.
4. Family, marriage and kinship.
5. Gender and society.
6. Age and society.
7. Symbolic systems. Culture and language.
8. Religion and magic.
9. Rituals, myths and legends.
10. Culture and individual.
11. Ethnicity and migration as a subject of anthropology
12. Ethnicity as a subject of anthropology II .
13. Social and cultural change. Modernity and traditional tribal societies
14. Anthropological postmodernism and beyond.
15. “Anthropology at home” in students’ countries

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 120 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Contact hours 14 h
Examination or Final test 8 h
Preparation for classes 28 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Participation in lectures 30 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 20 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Weekly assignments of readings and essay (depending on the number of students). Students are expected to attend the classes (attendance will be taken) and to participate actively (presentations including). Student can miss two classes. Next missed classes must be made up. Written exam.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

No prerequisites.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Suggested Literature:

Goddard, Victoria A., Josep R. Llobera and Cris Shore (eds.). 1994. THE ANTHROPOLOGY
OF EUROPE. Oxford and Providence: Berg.Harris, Marvin. 1985. CULTURE, PEOPLE, NATURE. AN INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL
ANTHROPOLOGY. Cambridge et al.: Harper.
Hastrup, Kirsten and Peter Hervik (eds.). 1994. SOCIAL EXPERIENCE AND
ANTHROPOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE. London and New York: Routledge.
Hicks, David and Margaret A. Gwynne. 1994. CULTRAL ANTHROPOLOGY. New York:
Harper/Collins.
Howard, Michael C. 1993. CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. New York:
Harper/Collins.
Kivisto, Peter. 2002. MULTICULTURALISM IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY. Oxford: Blackwell.
Kuper, Adam (ed.). 1992. CONCEPTUALIZING SOCIETY. London and New York:
Routledge.
Peoples, James and Garrick Bailey. 1988. HUMANITY. AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL
ANTHROPOLOGY. St. Paul et al.: West Publishing Company.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Janusz Mucha:

1988
- MALINOWSKI BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: THE POLISH ROOTS OF AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL TRADITION, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (with Roy Ellen, Ernest Gellner, Grazyna Kubica).
1983
- From Prairie to the City. Transformations of the Chicago’s American Indian Community, URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY 12, 3-4, p. 337-371.
1984
- American Indian Success in the Urban Setting, URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY 13, 4, p. 329-354.
- The Status of Unbelievers as a Group in Polish Society, JOURNAL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF OXFORD (JASO) XX, 3, p. 209-218.
1991
- Democratization and Cultural Minorities. The Polish Case of the 1980s/1990s, EAST EUROPEAN QUARTERLY XXV, 4, p. 463-482,
- Ritualization as Substitution, JOURNAL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF OXFORD (JASO) XXII, 3, p. 219-234,
- Ethnic Composition of the Polish Part of the Carpathian Region, ETHNOLOGIA POLONA 15/16, p. 33-59; also DER DONAURAUM 3/4, 1992, p. 5-26.
1992
- Religious Revival or Political Substitution. Polish Roman Catholic Movements after World War II (with Maciej Kazimierz Zaba), in: RELIGION AND POLITICS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE. REVIVAL OF RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM IN EAST AND WEST, edited by Bronislaw Misztal and Anson Shupe, Westpoint, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, p. 54-66.
- Cultural Minorities and Majority Rule. Recent Democratization Processes in Poland, in; SMALL NATIONS AND ETHNIC MINORITIES IN AN EMERGING EUROPE, edited by Silvo Devetak, Sergej Flere and Gerhard Seewann, Munchen: Slavica Verlag, p. 80-83; also in: POST-COMMUNIST POLAND. FROM TOTALITARIANISM TO DEMOCRACY?, edited by Jacques Coenen-Huther and Brunon Synak, Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 85-94,
- Religious Revival Movement in Changing Poland. From Opposition to the Participation in the Systemic Transformations, THE POLISH SOCIOLOGICAL BULLETIN 2, p. 139-148.
- Cultural Minorities and the Dominant Group in Poland, POLISH SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 2, p. 127-135.
1997
- Cultural Minorities and the Dominant Group in Poland: A General Overview (revised version of the above), in: ETHNIC MINORITIES AND ETHNIC MAJORITY. SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF ETHNIC RELATIONS IN POLAND, edited by Marek S. Szczepanski, Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, p. 83-94,
- Getting Out of the Closet: Cultural Minorities in Poland Cope with Oppression, EAST EUROPEAN QUARTERLY XXXI, 3, p. 299-309.
- The Problem of the Cultural Dilemmas of Ethnic Minorities in Poland, in: ETHNICITY, NATION, CULTURE, edited by Balint Bala and Anton Sterbling, Hamburg: Kraemer, p. 165-178.
- Cultural Domination and the Reaction to It. SLOVAK SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 31, 6, p. 567-586.
- Old and New Research Areas in Polish Anthropology. A Short Comment. ETHNOLOGIA POLONA 20, p. 25-29.
2000
- Polish Culture as the Nation’s Own Culture and as a Foreign Culture. EAST EUROPEAN QUARTERLY XXXIV, 2, p. 217-242, (also, in: SOCIOCULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, VOICES FROM THE PERIPHERY, edited by Peter Skalnik, Prague: Charles University, p. 27-49,
2003
- Ethnic Polish Students from the Former Soviet Union in the Homeland of their Forefathers. An Empirical Study. EAST EUROPEAN QUARTERLY XXXVII, 2, 2003, p. 167-194,
- Teaching Anthropology in Post-1989 Poland, in: EDUCATIONAL HISTORIES OF EUROPEAN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Volume I: Learning Fields, edited by Dorle Drackle, Iain R. Edgar and Thomas Schippers, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, p. 82-93.
2012
- Toward an Interactionist Sociology of Ethnic Relations, POLISH SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 1 (177), p. 19-37.
- Sociology of India, Sociology in India, Indian Sociology, POLISH SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 2 (178), p. 145-150.
- On the Sociology of Women and Women in Sociology, STUDIA HUMANISTYCZNE 11, 2, p. 33-44.
- “Social Relations in Turbulent Times”. Comments on Sociology of Recent Crises (with
2016
-“An Outsider’s View of American Culture”, in: DISTANT MIRRORS. AMERICA AS A FOREIGN CULTURE, ed. By Philip R. DeVita, Long Grove, Il: Waveland Press, pp. 136-144.

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