Course: Introduction to Anthropology

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Course title Introduction to Anthropology
Course code KAZ/BKANB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Preissová krejčí Andrea, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to sciences about human, development of anthropology as science, division anthropology to unique disciplines, relationship between antropology and other sciences, misuse of anthropology and its achievements in history of human kind. The reasons for human diversity. Use of anthropology in pedagogical process.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 6 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course introduces to problematics of antropology subjects and explains the purpose of antropology. After completing the course, students should be able to: - Explain the subject of anthropology and its position between other science subjects. - Distinguish among main anthropological approaches to human as a bio-psycho-social being. - Explain integral approach to human in antropology. - Describe onthogenetics and phylogenetics evolution of human, describe principle of evolution as well as creation. - Describe contemporary position of human in animal life and its uniqueness. - Analyze rasism and the term "race" in history. - Define and analyze contemporary human diversity. - Apply finding of anthropology in education and nurture.
The student can explain bio-psycho-social, integral approach to human, describe contemporary manifestation of rasism, errors of both evolutionism and creationism, human diversity.
Elementary knowledge of history (high school), elementary knowledge of biology (high school).

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Accomplishment of written part of exam and adoption knowledge from lessons and recommended literature.
Recommended literature
  • Beneš, J. (1993). Antropologie.. Brno.
  • Cichá, M., a kol. (2014). Integrální antropologie. Praha.
  • Hirt, T., Jakoubek, M. (eds.). (2005). Soudobé spory o multikulturalismus a politiku identit. Plzeň.
  • Kottak, C. P. (2010). Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity. New York.
  • Preissová Krejčí, A. (2014). Multikulturalismus - ztracené paradigma?. Olomouc.
  • Ridley, M. (1999). Genom. Praha, Portál.
  • Soukup, M. (2009). Základy kulturní antropologie. Praha.
  • Soukup, V. (2004). Dějiny antropologie. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Vančata, V. (2012). Paleoantropologie a evoluční antropologie. Praha.

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