Subject

General Anthropology

  • code 07885
  • course 1
  • term Semester 1
  • type FB
  • credits 6

Module: Humanities and Arts Module

Matter: Anthropology

Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan

Timetable
 Sem.1  MO 10:00 12:00 
 Sem.1  TU 12:00 14:00 
 Sem.1  WE 12:00 14:00 
 Sem.1  FR 10:00 12:00 

Teaching staff

Head instructor

Dra. Isabel MORALES - imorales@uic.es

Office hours

Students may contact teachers by appointment through e-mail

Introduction

With the growing scientific developments - technicians in the field of nursing require the professional to know how to integrate the knowledge of human sciences so to avoid a fragmented view of the patient and to overcome the dehumanizing limitations technological responses have towards diseases. Anthropology is a theoretical and practical resource that helps to acquire a coherent and complete idea of the human person and as well as recognise a variety of existential dimensions such as: physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of a person, and linking each of them properly.

The concepts of health and disease, suffering or pain, are to be understood in the light of a global vision of the person, taking into account, at the same time, their vulnerable condition and personal dignity.

The nursing practice raises questions that require having previously made a reflection on the person, their possibilities and their limits to acting on the topics rigorously addressed in anthropology.

Main languaje: spanish

Other languajes: catalan

Pre-course requirements

Not required

Objectives

  1. Consider critically and reflectively on the interpretations of the human being which prevails in our socio-cultural system, taking into account its implications of the conceptions of health and disease, pain and suffering.
  2. Achieve a global outlook of the human person, as a complex and multidimensional reality, and considering, with a level of philosophical reflection, the numerous results achieved thanks to the current development of the various biological, human and social sciences.
  3. Provide conceptual tools to analyze and value the various problems, which are presented to human existence in the contemporary world, with a special emphasis on the way those relate to the health world in situations of dependence, vulnerability or fragility of the human being.

Competencies

  • 24. G - Ability to work autonomously.
  • 4. B - Understand the interactive behavior of the person according to their gender, group or community, within their social and multicultural context.
  • 11. E - Establish effective communication with patients, families, social groups and partners and promote health education.
  • 19. B - Ability to make decisions based on critical thinking and reflective practice.
  • 20. B - Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • 21. B - Oral and written communication.
  • 23. B - Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • 25. E - Knowledge of the field of study
  • 7. B - Understand people without prejudice, considering their physical, psychological and social aspects, as autonomous and independent individuals, ensuring respect for their opinions, beliefs and values, ensuring their right to privacy through confidentiality and professional secrecy.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and incorporate the basics of anthropological knowledge in professional language.
  • Know how to reason the fundamentals of being and acting as a person, so that they can responsibly assume the ethical implications of their health practise.
  • Be responsible for the tasks that are given to you.
  • Assess the needs that dignify interpersonal relationships, with special influence in the health sector.
  • Be able to accept and understand the transcendent sense of pain and death.
  • In the context of a pluralistic society, one must develop a willingness to discuss, with an open attitude, different anthological proposals while being critical and reflexive.

Syllabus

UNIT 1: ANTHROPOLOGY AND HEALTH SCIENCES.

1.1 The origin and the nature of philosophical knowledge

1.2. Scientific knowledge

1.3. Other models of knowledge

1.4. Anthropological reductionism

UNIT 2: LIFE AND HUMAN LIFE

2.1. Biological sciences and Life

2.2. Life and its evolution

2.3. Genesis of the human

2.4. Nature, culture and people

UNIT 3: HUMAN CORPORALITY

3.1 Body and corporality

3.2. Monistic or dualistic conceptions of the human body

3.3. Phenomenology of the body

UNIT 4: THE EXISTENTIAL DYNAMIC OF HUMANS   

4.1. The appetitive urge

4.2. Cognitive dynamics

4.2.1. Theoretical reason. Knowledge and truth

4.2.2. Mind and brain

UNIT 5: PERSONAL PERCEPTION

5.1. Historical tour of the term

5.2. The problem of naturalism

5.3. Personal dignity

5.4. Dignity and human rights

UNIT 6: HUMAN FREEDOM

6.1. The paradox of freedom. Notion

6.2. Areas of freedom

6.3. The vital project of man

UNIT 7: MAN AS A RELATIONAL BEING 

7.1. The dialogic structure of humans

7.2. Interpersonal relationships: Eros and agape

7.3. Respect and tolerance for diversity

UNIT 8: HUMANS AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD

8.1. Technical concepts

8.2 Historical development of technique

8.3. Anthropological perspective of technique

UNIT 9: HUMAN VULNERABILITY

9.1. Pain as a vital phenomenon

9.2. The cause or the source of the pain. Types of pain

9.3. The essence of pain

9.4. The sense of pain

9.5. The mystery of pain

UNIT 10: DEATH AND THE INFINITY

10.1. Death as something natural. Arguments and criticism of the naturalization of death

10.2. Human death: a biological and biographical event

10.3. Longing for living

10.4. Forms of evasion of the contemporary man facing death

10.5. Attitudes of man facing death

Teaching and learning activities

This course is ordinarily taught through theory sessions (lectures) and practical sessions (reading book, articles, questionnaires, etc. To develop practical classes, the class will be divided into groups of 5/6. The content of the lectures will consist of the development of the main topics and concepts of the course listed on the syllabus. In what refers to practical classes, they are mainly based on the analysis of texts and audiovisual documents that are intended to illustrate and explore the concepts explained above. Advanced students will find in the "Material" section of the syllabus orientations and the documents needed to prepare for the practical sessions.

METHODOLOGYCOMPETENCESECTS CREDITS
Problem Based Learning
Mater Class
Case Method
Project Based Learning
20. B 21. B 23. B 24. G 25. E 4. B 7. B 6

Evaluation systems and criteria

Evaluation consists of 3 parts:

  • Partial exam: 20%
  • Final examination: 60%
  • Seminar: 20%

Make up exams will not be considered for Honor registrations

To calculate the final marks for the course, it is essential that: you pass the final examination and the seminars.

Acces to final exam if it is already started will not allowed.

Copy, forgery or fraud in individual written works on computer in school attendance, in written or oral examinations is serious misconduct, which involves the immediate failure of the course. In the case of a repeated course, a disciplinary agreement will be open to the authors.

See: DISCIPLINARY RULES FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALUÑA. CHAPTER I. OF THE DISCIPLINARY OFFENCES. Article 2. ((g) h)

LEADERSHIP PROJECT

The final grade of this subject will be affected by the non-attendance to any of the 3 leadership tutorials of each semester in the following proportion: 0.5 points if missing in the 3 occasions; 0.4 points if you miss 2 tutorials and 0.3 if you miss 1 tutorial. This rule will apply to approved students and unca will be subject to suspension of the subject.

Bibliography and resources

Basic:

YEPES STORK, R., Fundamentos de antropología. Un ideal de excelencia humana, Eunsa, Pamplona, 1996.
ARREGU,V.; J. Y CHOZA J; Filosofía del hombre. Una antropología de la intimidad, Instituto  de Ciencias para la Familia, Rialp, Madrid, 1995.
LANGLOIS, IBAÑEZ., Introducción a la antropología, Pamplona, Eunsa, 1989.
LOMBO, J.S, GIMÉNEZ AMAYA, J.M., Biología racionalidad. El carácter distintivo del cuerpo humano. Eunsa, Pamplona, 2016.
SELLÉS,  JF., Antropología para inconformes, Instituto  de Ciencias para la Familia, Rialp, Madrid, 2006.

Consultation:

ANRUBIA, E. (ed.), La fragilidad de los hombres. La enfermedad, la filosofía y la muerte, Ed. Cristiandad, Madrid, 2008.
ARREGUI, Jorge V. El horror de morir. Tibidabo, Barcelona 1992.
ESCRIBANO, X. (ed.), Territoris humans de la salut. Societat, cultura i valors en el món sanitari, Ed. Dux, Barcelona, 2008.
BUBER, M., ¿Qué es el hombre?, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Madrid, 1986.
GEHLEN, A., El hombre. Su naturaleza y su lugar en el mundo, Sígueme, Salamanca, 1987.
GONZÁLEZ GARCÍA, M. (comp.), Filosofía y dolor; Madrid: Tecnos, 2006.
GORDILLO, L., Aprender a vivir, aprender a morir, Fundcrea, Alicante, 1998.
HENNEZEL, MARIE de,  La muerte íntima, Plaza y Janes, Barcelona,
HILDEBRAND, D., El corazón. Un análisis de la afectividad humana y divina, Madrid, Palabra, 1997.
LEWIS, C. S. Los cuatro amores. Rialp, Mardid 1993.
                 El problema del dolor. Rialp, Madrid 1994.
LOMBO, J.S, GIMÉNEZ AMAYA, J.M., La unidad de la persona. Aproximación interdisciplinar desde la filosofía y la neurociencia. Eunsa, Pamplona, 2013

Evaluation period

E: exam date | R: revision date | 1: first session | 2: second session:

  • E1 09/01/2020 12:00h
  • R1 28/01/2020 14:00h
  • E2 29/06/2020 10:00h
  • R2 10/07/2020 10:00h

Teaching and learning material

      Websites
            Evolution http://www.philosophica.info/voces/evolucion/Evolucion.html 
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