Download course information. Our aim is to look at theory formation as part of a continuous and historically situated debate on questions about the 'other', difference, identity, power, and representation. Learning outcomes: Knowledge and understanding. The student has acquired knowledge and understanding of: 1 the history of the most important theoretical strands in the anthropological discipline; 2 the most important research fields, theories, concepts and debates in anthropology. The student has acquired the competences to: 3 critically assess and compare various theories, and apply them to societal issues Making judgements.
This course will review and discuss classic and new papers from anthropology, biology, economics, political science, and psychology. Issues to be explored include widespread pro-social behavior among humans, living in small vs. Advanced introduction to anthropological contributions to design thinking, and the reciprocal impact of design thinking on the practice of anthropology. Exploration of the principles and practices of participatory design, interaction design, user-centered design, and behavior-centered design.
Advanced introduction to the ethnographic tradition in anthropology, and its adaptation for applications outside academia. Special emphasis is given to the role of ethnography in user experience research, and the place of user experience in design thinking. Includes practical exercises and training in ethical practices. Explores contemporary ethnographic studies of the cultural impact of emerging digital technologies on multiple dimensions of social life, from the future of work to shopping and leisure, from political life to private experience.
Considers influences on design decisions, and how those decisions impact the human condition. Six weeks on-site field training in the archaeological techniques of site reconnaissance and excavation. Focus placed on the observation, recoding, and recovery of field data. Instruction includes preliminary laboratory processing and artifact analysis. Special fee required for room and board. Philosophical and theoretical issues in anthropology. Developments in methodology and technical advances in anthropological research.
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