Course syllabus RRRA - Development Anthropology (FRDIS - SS 2015/2016)Help


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Course code:
RRRA
Course title in Czech:
Development Anthropology
Course title in English:
Development Anthropology
Semester:
SS 2015/2016
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 1/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
optional
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Languages (FRDIS)
Faculty:
Teachers:
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:
 
Timetable in this semester:
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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.
 
Course content:
1.
Introduction to Development Anthropology (allowance 1/1)
 
a.Terminology
b.Key competences
c.
Course contents
d.
Course completion requirements
e.
Basic and recommended literature overview

2.
Methods of Development Anthropology (allowance 1/1)
 
a.
Research ethics

3.
Evolution of Development Discourse from an Anthropological Perspective (allowance 1/1)
4.Identity in the Current (Post-)Modern Society (allowance 1/1)
5.
Environmental and Institutional Response to Globalization (allowance 1/1)
 
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 1/1)
 
a.Community development
b.
Multiculturalism
c.
Strategies for use of natural resources

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

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

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

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

12.
Summary of Course Contents (allowance 1/1)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
24 h
practice
12 h
consultation
6 h
preparation for exam
22 h
preparation for regular assessment20 h
Total
84 h
 
Assessment methods:
80% compulsory attendance at seminars, successful completion of the test (min. 66%) and oral exam.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
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 2020/2021, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


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