• Turkish
  • English
Course Code: 
ANT 457
Semester: 
Fall
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to discuss the relation between human society and human thought,
Course Content: 

history of psychological and cognitive anthropology ,

analysis of meaning,

models and theories in cognitive anthropology,

cultural representations and psychological processes,

cognitive processes and personality.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion 4: Simulation 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Multiple Choice C: Homework D: Fill in the blanks E: True or false F: Oral exam G: Portfolio

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) The history and the significance of cognitive anthropology 1,2,3,6,7,8 1,2,3 A,C
2) The influence of culture on cognition 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 1,2,3 A,C
3) Methodology 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 1,2,3 A,C
4) Awareness of interdisciplinary approaches and studies 1,2,3,4,5,7 1,2,3,5 A,C
5) Ability to contribute to emerging and developing fields 1,2,3,4,5,7 1,2,3,5 A.C

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1
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2 Psychological anthropology  
3 History of cogntive anthropology  
4 Analysis of meaning  
5 The classic feature model  
6 Extension of the feature model  
7 Folk taxonomies  
8 The growth of schema theory  
9 Models and theories  
10 Cultural representations and psychological processes  
11 Cognitive processes and personality  
12 Research Projects  
13 Research Projects  
14 Research Projects  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook The Development of Cognitive Anthropology, Roy D'andrade, Cambridge University Press 1995
Additional Resources A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology, Kronenfeld & Bennardo & Munck & Fischer, Willey Blackwell 2011

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Related books, articles and documentaries
Assignments Research Project Presentation & Reaction Paper
Exams Mid-term and final exam

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 30
Presentation and Attendance 1 30
Final 1 40
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Main theories and concepts of social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, the physical and cultural development of humanity in the historical process, a wide spectrum of cultural patterns and archaelogical knowledge are understood and absorbed,      X    
2 The ability to analyze current phenomena with an anthropological perspective and to think analytically and critically are acquired,         X
3 Good communication and written/oral expression skills are developed,     X    
4 Acquires professional and social ethics, as well as an elevated sense of responsibility,     X    
5 By studying the dynamics of a variety of cultural phenomena in detail, students become able to perceive and interpret the general features, geographical conditions, historical processes and dynamics of change in Turkish and other world cultures,      X    
6 Establishes and builds on a wide perception and understanding of local and global issues and develops personally and professionally,       X  
7 In accordance with Life Long Learning principles, students acquire the skill and vision to continuously seek to utilize knowledge and information from outside their fields of expertise; to make collaborations and and syntheses with their own respective repertoire of knowledge,         X
8 Students become able to spot social issues fit for anthropological research; acquire the methods, techniques and cultural equipment necessary for field work,         X
9 Their solo and team work skills, critical social gaze and scientifically and ethically responsible investigation abilities become augmented.        X  

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 2 30
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Presentation Take home 1 10 10
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Work Load     125
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5
ECTS Credit of the Course     5