2023-2024 / ANTH0033-1

Social and cultural anthropology 2


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in political sciences : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences6 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences (New programme)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)6 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in information and communication5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Certificate in teaching of philosophy and citizenship (not organised in 2022-2023)5 crédits 


Benjamin Rubbers

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Following the course Social and Cultural Anthropology 1, this course covers the theoretical developments that have marked the discipline from the 1960s to the present. It is organized around various themes: resistance, ethnicity, globalisation, science, and so forth. The theories dealing with these issues are illustrated by case studies in various ethnographic contexts.


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To introduce students to contemporary anthropological theories. At the end of the course, students will be able to explain these theories, to highlight how they contribute to the understanding of the social world, and situate them in the evolution of anthropological thought.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Students receive a compulsory reading at the beginning of the course (a recent book based on ethnographic research). The  powerpoint presentations are posted on MyUliège every week.


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

Additional information:





Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


The professor is available to meet students by appointment (email).

Association of one or more MOOCs