Course syllabus RRRA - Development Anthropology (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)Help


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Course code: RRRA
Course title in Czech:
Development Anthropology
Course title in English:
Development Anthropology
Semester:
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master continuing
Course type:
optional
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
This course can be studied remotely during foreign mobility. The student is obliged to agree on the method its completion by the end of enrollment period.
Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers:
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-tillRoomTeacherEntryFrequency
Capacity
Friday
12.00-13.50Z2 (ČP II.)Lecture
Every week
40
Friday
14.00-14.50
Z2 (ČP II.)
SeminarEvery week25
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The primary objective of this course is to provide students of the bachelor program a critical insight into the development issues. The attention will be focused on starting points and consequences of the unevenness of world development, the development cooperation and the role of humanitarian aid organizations and non-profit sector in the system of international development cooperation. The specifics of these phenomena will be analyzed on the basis of particular projects in selected areas of the developing world. Students will gain skills, which in turn will be used in practical internships in developing countries or in their job in development organizations, the nonprofit sector and public administration. One of the key study activities and teaching methods in this subject is fieldwork.
 
Course content:
1.
Introduction to Development Anthropology (allowance 2/1)
 
a.
Terminology
b.
Key competences
c.
Course contents
d.Course completion requirements
e.
Basic and recommended literature overview

2.Methods of Development Anthropology (allowance 2/1)
 
a.
Fieldwork (practical training included)
b.
Research ethics

3.
Evolution of Development Discourse from an Anthropological Perspective (allowance 2/1)
4.
Identity in the Current (Post-)Modern Society (allowance 2/1)
5.
Environmental and Institutional Response to Globalization (allowance 2/1)
 
a.Ecological crisis as a product of cultural crisis: relationship between biological and cultural codes of human existence, from disruptions to the loss of the original, evolutionary shaped functions of culture
b.
Implications of Tragedy of the commons
c.
Development and modernity
d.
Climate change as a political discourse
e.
Biodiversity protection projects

6.Sociocultural Differences between Developing Countries (allowance 2/1)
 
a.
Community development
b.
Multiculturalism
c.
Strategies for use of natural resources

7.Human Development and its Dimensions (allowance 2/1)
 
a.
Sustainable living and development
b.Regionally specific solutions and results of the Millennium Development Goals

8.
Indigenous Food Systems and Well-Being (allowance 2/1)
9.
Development and Medical Interventions (allowance 2/1)
 
a.
Traditional and Western medicine from an anthropological perspective
b.
Sociocultural differences in the classification of diseases

10.
Tourism and Cultural Change (allowance 2/1)
 
a.Environment and identity
b.
Impact of tourism on cultural change
c.
Consumerism, community-based tourism and ecotourism

11.
Examples of Development Projects (allowance 2/1)
 
a.Documentary about Issues of the Development Anthropology

12.Summary of Course Contents (allowance 2/1)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture24 h
practice
12 h
field work
16 h
consultation3 h
preparation for exam
14 h
preparation for regular assessment
12 h
writing of seminar paper
3 h
Total84 h
 
Assessment methods:
Compulsory attendance in the fieldwork; 80% compulsory attendance at seminars, successful completion of credit test (min. 65%), seminar paper (3 pages)
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation25 %
Mid-term test(s)25 %
Final test25 %
Fieldwork
25 %
Total
100 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
HORÁK, M. Léčba drogové závislosti v terapeutických komunitách: Případová studie z Peru, Nikaraguy a Česka. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2020. 181 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-707-1. URL: https://bit.ly/2UxSmQO
HORÁK, M. Ayahuasca v České republice. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2017. ISBN 978-80-7509-509-1.
HORÁK, M. Dům, kde se zpívá. Rehabilitace drogově závislých tradiční domorodou medicínou peruánské Amazonie. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 178 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-800-4.
BAUMAN, Z. Globalizace: Důsledky pro člověka. 1st ed. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1999. 157 p. ISBN 80-204-0817-7.
HUNTINGTON, S P. Střet civilizací: boj kultur a proměna světového řádu. 1st ed. Praha: Rybka, 2001. 447 p. ISBN 80-86182-49-5.
AUGÉ, M. Antropologie současných světů. Brno: Atlantis, 1999. 128 p. ISBN 80-7108-154-X.
GIDDENS, A. -- OGROCKÁ, J. Unikající svět: jak globalizace mění náš život. 1st ed. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2000. 135 p. Post ;. ISBN 80-85850-91-5.
HOCH, T. Základy rozvojové pomoci. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě, 2007. 153 p. ISBN 978-80-7368-370-2.

Recommended:
HAUGERUD, A. -- EDELMAN, M. The Anthropology of Development and Globalization. From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. 406 p. ISBN 0-631-22879-9.
DESCOLA, P. Beyond Nature and Culture. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2014. 488 p. ISBN 978-0-226-14445-0.
HUBAND, M. The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa After the Cold War. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2003. 376 p. ISBN 978-0-8133-3598-8.
SEN, A. Development as Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 384 p. ISBN 978-0-19-289330-7.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


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