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67208-01 - Seminar: Object Worlds: Reading Material Culture 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Zainabu Jallo (zainabu.jallo@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course aims to guide students towards cultivating a critical understanding of the relationships between material culture and people. It shall focus on the ways in which the material world is fundamental to grasping various facets of the societies that produced them. The course emphasises that objects are not merely apathetic to understanding a given society, but that they can also take on an ardent role in helping to generate meaning(s), with the premise that material culture often bears an agency which transcends their material status.
Lernziele - In addition to the practical emphasis on developing the ability to interpret and analyse artefacts. Students shall:
- Learn skills in the examination of an object with its character, management and understanding within a social context.
- Engage with a list of descriptive criteria such as, the how and with what materials the object was produced. Evaluate objects as relevant cultural and social entities that are fundamental to value creation processes within societies in addition to being able to analyse their forms.
- Develop conceptual and analytical skills to decipher the meanings and uses of material culture.
- Evaluate objects as relevant cultural and social entities that are fundamental to examine social relationships within societies.
- Develop skills in interdisciplinary studies and the ability to apply relevant theoretical ideas to examine material culture.
- Become familiar with histories and theories of material culture studies.
- Understand appropriate written and verbal communication for a variety of relevant professional and academic purposes in material culture that include essays, report preparation and analysis, and oral in-class presentation.
- Work with objects of the Museum der Kulturen or from around Basel.
Bemerkungen Participation in the seminar is assessed with pass/fail and is awarded 3 CP. Should you want to write a seminar paper (8‘000-9‘000) words, you receive additional 5 CP.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen The number of participants is limited to 25 people. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to the subjects listed under "modules".
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 20.09.2022 – 20.12.2022
Zeit Dienstag, 14.15-16.00 Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 20.09.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 27.09.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 04.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 11.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 18.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 25.10.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 01.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 08.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 15.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 22.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 29.11.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 06.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 13.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Dienstag 20.12.2022 14.15-16.00 Uhr Ethnologie, grosser Seminarraum
Module Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Media and Imagination (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Sachthemen der Ethnologie (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Modul: Theory and General Anthropology (Master Studienfach Anthropology)
Modul: Wissenschaftliche Vertiefung in der Ethnologie: Sachthemen (Bachelor Studienfach Ethnologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung 1. Regular attendance and active participation in class (25%)
2. Presentation: Each week 2 students will be responsible for presenting topics of the sessions (25%)
3. Object Biography Essay (50%)

A significant part of this course is to write a biography of the chosen object. This paper will be based on original research where you are expected to reference your work to the readings in this course and other peer-reviewed articles and books. The illustrated paper will run from 5-7 pages with a maximum of 2,500 words. Your essay should be accompanied with an abstract not exceeding 250 words, adhere to a clear structure revealing multiple perspectives where you identify the different ways in which the object might be classified, catalogued, and presented. Please consult the departmental writing style sheet.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Ethnologie

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