Course: Applied Anthropology

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Course title Applied Anthropology
Course code KAZ/APANS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zemánek Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
For applications of biological anthropology are discussed application directions in health, criminology and justice, sport, education and industry. Principles are separate entities applying knowledge in the health and social work, education and ergonomics ergonomics within the meaning of optimizing physical elements of products and environments, including optimization of work organization. It discussed the importance of industrial design and design in meeting human needs, protect human health and esthetic environment. The course emphasizes biopsychosocial unity of man and the importance of interpersonal relationships and the deliberate creation of human conditions such as conservation and development of human societies.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Homework for Teaching - 4 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Applied (also used a) Anthropology uses his theoretical conclusions, results, methods and techniques from all areas of the human sciences to meet the legitimate needs of the individual and to influence socio-cultural processes (not limited to applications from physical anthropology). Are discussed the possibilities of taking knowledge from the social and cultural anthropology (the organization and order of human societies, intercultural communication, value systems, traditions).
The application of anthropological knowledge in educational, social and health care practice.
Mastering basic topics developmental, physical, social and cultural anthropology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Basic orientation in the human sciences, including social and cultural fields. Processing, presentation and defense of a paper in Applied Anthropology. Essay - Essay: Selected problems from the field and design a solution using the findings of anthropological disciplines.
Recommended literature
  • Gilbertová, S., Matoušek, O. (2002). Ergonomie. Optimalizace lidské činnosti. Praha.
  • Glivický, V. aj. (2004). Ergonomie na pracovištích I.-VII.. Praha.
  • Matoušek, O., Baumbruk, J. (1998). Pracovní místo a zdraví.. Praha.
  • MURPHY, R. F. (1998). Úvod do kulturní a sociální antropologie. Praha.
  • PELCOVÁ, N. (2000). Filosofická a pedagogická antropologie. Praha: Nakladatelství Karolinum.
  • REITEROVÁ, S. - ŠTEIGL, J. (2007). Biologie člověka a zdravotnická prevence. Olomouc.
  • WOLF, J. (1992). Člověk a jeho Svět. Praha: Karolinum.

Study plans that include the course
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