Universitat Internacional de Catalunya


First semester
The individual and society
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff

By appointment. Please contact your professor to arrange an appointment (jcorco@uic.cat).


The Anthropology course helps foster a complete and coherent idea of the human person. In this way, it is possible to acquire an insight into the many facets of human beings: physical, mental, social and spiritual, as well as their successful integration with each other. Students are also offered essential learning which a university can provide, enabling them to cope with the main challenges and problems they may encounter in their future professional lives, which will be human in nature.


The main goal of this course is to encourage reflection on the part of the students in order for them to:

1. To acquire an intellectual working method, which students will be able to apply to different areas of their future activity.

2. To learn an approach to study, work and life in general which is positive and enthusiastic.

3. To consider the human person and his/her social nature and sociability.


  • E02 - Ability to use methods and techniques specific to human sciences.
  • E05 - Ability to evaluate social issues linked to cultural diversity.
  • E21 - To master the different levels and functions of language.
  • E26 - Ability to read and write texts in one's own language and other languages, as well as transcribe, summarise and categorise pertinent information.
  • E28 - Ability to organise complex cultural information coherently.
  • G03 - To search for and/or administer economic resources within the framework of an institution or company, or a cultural programmes, project or service.
  • G04 - To know how to communicate, encourage and mediate between the various agents involved in a cultural project, programme or service.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a reasoned knowledge of the human being and his/her main traits.
  • Understand and comment on the anthropological aspects of philosophical and literary works.
  • Write their creative thoughts based on the ideas studied.
  • Exchange ideas connected with anthropology in a critical and self-critical manner.





Topic 1. The person

Topic 2. Nature

Topic 3. Human time


Topic 4. Sociability

Topic 5. Friendship

Topic 6. Benefits


Topic 7. Virtue

Topic 8. Work

Topic 9. Myth


Topic 10. Freedom

Topic 11. Knowledge

Topic 12. Tolerance


Topic 13. Civilisation

Topic 14. Human constitution and social order

Topic 15. Progress

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Classroom-based lectures are of two types:

1. Theory classes: lectures given by the professor, the aim of which is to convey knowledge to the students and to stimulate the process of reflection. Each week will be devoted to a topic from the syllabus.

2. Practical classes: in the classroom setting, students are required to analyse and comment on classical texts. 

The proportion of the course which includes each of these activities is as follows: theory classes (50%) and practical classes (50%).

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

The course is structured in theoretical and practical sessions to allow for the assessment of the knowledge and competences acquired in both a differentiated and complementary way. Theoretical contents will be assessed in a mid-course and a final test. Both will be written and they will test the student’s capacity to cross-cut the contents from the different topics in a personal and original way. The practical part will be assessed continuously.

To be able to obtain the final grade through the average of the theoretical and practical parts, students need to pass each one of them independently (pass grade=5). Attendance, attention and participation will be taken into account as relevant elements when defining the final grade.

According to faculty regulations, al least 0.10 points will be deducted for each misspeling in exams and papers.

Teaching and learning material