CULT101 Understanding Cultural Encounters

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
Monday 15:00 - 16:50
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Serap Fišo Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
11:00-13:00
Tuesday:
9:00-11:00
Wednesday:
9:00-10:00
Thursday:
10:00-13:00
B F1.34 - 033 957 411
E-mail sfiso@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course aims to give students an overview of how cultural encounters have taken place in the modern world. The topics addressed include culture, globalization, multiculturalism, orientalism, occidentalism and intercultural exchange.The course covers cultural encounters both on a global scale and in the national context.
Textbook Carol R. Ember et. al (2015). Anthropology. Pearson Education.
Additional Literature
  • David Oswell. (2006). Culture and Society An Introduction to Cultural Studies. Sage Publications;
  • Edward Said. (1978). Orientalism. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
  • James G. Carrier. (1995). Orientalism: Images of the West. Oxford University Press.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. To identify key cultural terms and concepts.
  2. To apply critical and analytical skills in analyzing key development of the world culture.
  3. To interpret a cultural development of humanity and society.
  4. To assess major developments in culture, religion, multiculturalism and globalization.
  5. To interpret intercultural exchange in the global world.
  6. To use encountered experience in understanding globalized world culture.
Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods such as online lecturing, written assignments, essays, synchronize video lecturing, written and verbal exams. NOTE: The Ministry of education of Sarajevo Kanton decision will be followed for the method of mid-term and final exams and students of the course will be informed in advance. Sarajevo Kanton decision will be followed for the method of mid-term and final exams and students of the course will be informed in advance.
Teaching Method Delivery Online Teaching Method Delivery Notes Live online lecture, 1 hour for PPT for the lecture, and 1 hour for class discussion for students.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Anthropology & Culture Ember pp. 1-17 Oswell pp. 1-13
Week 3 Origins of Cities and States / Independence Day Non-Working Day Ember pp. 205-224
Week 4 Cultural Variation Ember pp. 224-285
Week 5 Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity and Racism Ember pp. 369-392
Week 6 Communication and Language Ember pp. 285-316
Week 7 Sex and Gender Ember pp. 392-416
Week 8 MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9 Marriage and the Family Ember pp. 416-445
Week 10 Marital Residence and Kinship Ember pp. 445-471
Week 11 Associations and Interest Groups Ember pp. 471-489
Week 12 Film Session / International Labor Day Non-Working Day
Week 13 Political Life: Social Order and Disorder Ember pp. 489-515
Week 14 Religion and Magic Ember pp. 515-539
Week 15 Review of the Semester
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 LO1-LO6
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 25 LO1, LO3, LO4
Movie Review 1 15 LO2, LO3, LO4
Class Participation 1 20 LO1, LO3, LO4, LO5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 15 30 Movie Review 1 10 10
Home Study 1 10 10 Mid-term Exam Study 10 1 10
Final Exam Study 15 1 15
        Total Workload Hours =
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit =
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 16/04/2021
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