• Doctorate degree

1. Mandatory courses (3 credits, 45 hours)

Area of ​​concentration: Social Anthropology

Fundamentals of Social Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Theoretical approaches in Social Anthropology. Main schools and repercussions in the constitution of the disciplinary field in Brazil.

 

Area of ​​concentration: Archeology

Fundamentals of Archeology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Theoretical approaches in archeology. Procedural and post-procedural archeology, social and reflexive archeology. The theory in Brazilian and South American archeology.

 

Area of ​​concentration: Bioanthropology

Fundamentals of Bioanthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - In this discipline the main topics of Biological Anthropology will be discussed. The discipline will be approached in an interdisciplinary and holistic prespective taking into account the biological, social and cultural component of the human being, his ancestors and other nonhuman primates. Issues related to contemporary biological anthropology will be debated; mechanisms of production and modes of expression of human biological variability in the past and present; human beings, biology and culture; and the challenges of the interdisciplinary production of bio-anthropological knowledge.

 

Common to areas of concentration

Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Ethnological studies. The interdisciplinary production in Anthropology in the USA and Europe. Applied Anthropology. Postmodern anthropology and the construction of anthropological knowledge and language. Anthropology Perspectives in the 21st Century.

 

Quantitative Methods in Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Basic concepts. Introduction to statistical methods. Exploration and comparison of numerical series, variability and probability. Samples and populations. Relationships and comparisons between variables, tests of variance and significance. Application in research, sampling and reality problems.

 

Thesis Seminary (4 credits, 60 hours)

Abstract - Discussion and elaboration of documents: communications in events; abstracts, reviews, articles for publication; proposals for qualification to the masters and doctorate; Thesis.

 

  • Master

2. Mandatory courses (3 credits, 45 hours)

Area of ​​concentration: Social Anthropology

Fundamentals of Social Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Theoretical approaches in Social Anthropology. Main schools and repercussions in the constitution of the disciplinary field in Brazil.

 

Area of ​​concentration: Archeology

Fundamentals of Archeology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -Theoretical approaches in archeology. Procedural and post-procedural archeology, social and reflexive archeology. The theory in Brazilian and South American archeology.

 

Area of ​​concentration: Bioanthropology

Fundamentals of Bioanthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - In this discipline the main topics of Biological Anthropology are discussed. A discipline will be approached in an interdisciplinary and holistic prespective taking into account the biological, social and cultural component of the human being, his / her ancestors and other non-human primates. Topics related to contemporary biological anthropology will be debated; mechanisms of production and modes of expression of human biological variability in the past and not present; human beings, biology and culture; and the challenges of the interdisciplinary production of bio-anthropological knowledge.

 

Common to areas of concentration

History of Anthropological Thought (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Historical and philosophical bases of Anthropology. The development of the four fields of the anthropological saber. Main anthropological theories and their unfolding in the four fields of the discipline.

 

Methods and Techniques of Research in Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Introduction to the main methods and techniques of qualitative and quantitative research in the field of Anthropology. To know broadly as anthropological tools.

 

Dissertation Seminary (4 credits, 60 hours)

Abstract - Discussion and elaboration of documents: communications in events; abstracts, reviews, articles for publication; proposal of qualification to masters and doctorate; development of the Dissertation.

 

  • Master and Doctorate degree

3. Electives / Optional by area of ​​concentration (3 credits, 45 hours)

Area of ​​concentration: Social Anthropology

Anthropology & History: analysis of speeches and images (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  In Brazil, as in other Latin American countries, part of the academic production in Anthropology uses History in an inadequate way producing "historical" ones that do not understand the social contexts, "ignore" the testimonies, and are unaware of speeches and images as a possibility to work and unveil the reality of the interlocutors. The discipline will work with the work of Isabella Cosse called Mafalda: social and political history as a possibility of understanding historical processes, from the strips produced by Quino in the near past, in the times of dictatorship in our America.

 

Anthropology in Brazil: constitution of the field and challenges (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Discuss the constitution of the field of Anthropology in the Country. Discuss trends, contributions and challenges to the knowledge of the specificities of the Amazon.

 

Amazonian Ethnology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  Indigenous peoples: classic studies and recent approaches. Theoretical-methodological themes and postures. Primacy of cosmology studies. Interethnic and intraethnic relations: constitution and consequences. Protagonism and indigenous authors: change and intercultural dialogue.

 

Methods and Techniques of Research in Social Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Theoretical and methodological problems in Social Anthropology. Formulation of research project. The adequacy of the research to the project: quantitative and qualitative techniques; techniques of use of archives and documentation; data analysis. Discussion of monographs, dissertations and theses.

 

Narratives and Construction of Anthropological Texts (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  The exercise of anthropological writing. Narrative use. The construction of the academic text. The use of research sources in textual construction. Relation author, work and interlocutors / natives. The ethnographic writing.

 

Traditional Populations and Sociocultural Diversity (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  Cultural diversity. Historical, and anthropological approach of traditional peoples. Models of development versus traditional ways of life. Identity, territory and traditional lands.

 

Area of ​​concentration: Archeology

Amazon Archeology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  Human occupation of the Amazon. Theoretical debate on social and cultural development in the region. Landscape transformations. Complex Societies.

 

Landscape Archeology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  The development of the landscape concept. The concept of site. The approach of historical ecology. Case studies.

 

Archeology and Social Context (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  To study the social, cultural and political impact of archaeological practice. Management of archaeological heritage. Archaeological tourism, education and ethics under anthropological perspective.

 

Historical and Contemporary Archeology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  Concepts and divisions within historical archeology. Theoretical currents and sources of research. International patrimonial letters. Variability of historical material culture. Restoration of built heritage and social context.

 

Methods and Techniques of Research in Archeology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Methodologies for prospecting, mapping, excavation. Sampling techniques and dating methods. Principles of remote and statistical sensing. Curation, analysis and custody of archaeological materials.

 

Area of ​​concentration: Bioanthropology

Physiological Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Physiological, anatomical and behavioral mechanisms of human adaptation. Human physiological differentiation during maturation and aging from the evolutionary perspective. Case studies on health, disease and adaptability.

 

Growth and Human Development (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Ontogenetic bases of the anatomical-physiological mechanisms, biopsychosocial determinants and world patterns of human physical and cognitive growth and development in the past and present.

 

Human Evolution (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  Diversity of already extinct hominid taxa of relevance for the study of the human evolutionary process. The fossil record. Functional morphology of plio-pleistocene fossils. Origin of modern Homo sapiens. Modern human variability. Prehistoric settlement of the American continent.

 

Anthropological Genetics / Molecular Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  Use of basic and molecular genetics as an instrument for the understanding of macro and microevolutionary phenomena. Chemical bases of inheritance and regulated expression of genetic information. Introduction to genetic diseases. Modern human genetic variability. Genetic relationships between modern humans and their possible ancestors.

 

Methods and Techniques of Research in Bioanthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract -  Theoretical and methodological problems in bioanthropology. Research project. Quantitative and qualitative techniques. Techniques of data collection in the field, ethics in bioanthropological research; data analysis.

 

Paleopathology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Fundamentals of Paleopathological diagnosis. Application of knowledge Paleopathological interpretation of Archaeological and forensic findings. Correlations, health and environment of human behavior in the past and present.

 

Electives / Optional common to areas of concentration (3 credits, 45 hours)

Landscape Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Relations between human being, culture and nature. Local expressions of ecosystem management. Unique systems of interpretation of landscapes. The place and notions of work, body and health, and supernatural. Classificatory and representational systems of living in societies. The plurality of representations of nature among different human groups.

 

Anthropology and History of Health and Disease (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - History of health notions. Concepts and preconceptions about health and disease. Anthropological interpretations on diseases. The Western medical system and non-Western systems. Evolution of technique, evolution of diseases and Brazilian health system.

 

Anthropology and History: impertinent boundaries (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Reflections on the boundaries between History and Anthropology. Historiographical schools. Highlight the diachrony versus synchronous voltages. Reflect on the frontiers from the? Anachronism? and "ethnocentrism". Otherness and the social and historical elements. Language as a cultural tool.

 

Forensic Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Basic concepts in forensic science. The collection of evidence in the field. The forensic anthropologist and the legal system. Principles of tanatology and taphonomy. Specialties and methods in forensic anthropology.

 

Medical Anthropology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Socio-ecological and biocomportmental issues of health, disease, illness and health / illness perception. Theoretical-practical instruments of anthropology to understand the current medical systems and the performance of the various social actors within these.

 

Archeology and Representations of the Past (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Relation between the knowledge produced by archaeological research and the representations of the past. Interpretation of the archaeological record of pre-colonial sites, images and narratives presented in books, films, tourist sites and museums.

 

Bioarchaeology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Analysis and interpretation of the human remnants of archaeological sites and ethnographic collections. Technical instrumentalization to investigate who they were, when they lived and how the populations of the past lived. Osteobiographic identification, characterization of skeletal series and its correlation with the cultural context.

 

Culture Material (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Historical, anthropological and sociological approach to material culture. Active role of material culture. Use and meaning of artifacts in their contexts. Description of artifacts. Ethnographic collections. The notion of material culture. Material culture in the fields of Anthropology and Archeology. Studies of material culture in Brazil. Material culture in the contemporary world. Case studies.

 

Human Ecology (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Principles of general ecology. The human being in its biocultural context. Biological and socio-cultural aspects of human processes and adaptive mechanisms in the past and present. Human populations and environment in the contemporary world.

 

Gender and Sexuality Studies (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - The formation and trajectory of a category of analysis. The anthropological perspective of gender. Gender and social markers of class, ethnicity and generation. Gender and the construction of scientific knowledge. The feminist critique in Archeology. Gender, body and sexuality. Sexual identities, subjectivities and desires. Family, parenting and conjugality. Queer theory and post-identity policies.

 

Genetics of Populations (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Prediction of genotype frequencies in panmitic populations. Balance of Hardy-Weinberg. Extension of the Hardy-Weinberg theorem to multiple alleles and polyploids. Balance adjustment test. Mutations and mutation rates. Polymorphisms. Demography and natural selection. Endocrossing and Population Structure.

 

Forensic Genetics (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Conceptualize, characterize and apply DNA analysis in forensic practice. Methodological bases of genetic analysis. The process of gene expression and the constitution of the human genome. Change of gene frequencies and bio-demographic principles. Genetics in aiding justice in civil and criminal cases.

 

Memory and Cultural Patrimony (3 credits, 45 hours)

Abstract - Epistemological topics on the notion of Memory. Collective Memory and National Memory. Patrimony and National Identity. Patrimony as an analytical category. The public and the archaeological heritage in Brazil. Archeology and Patrimonial Education in Brazil.