Program Description

Education objectives

1) To develop the ability to analyze and synthesize information and to develop critical thinking skills;

2) To develop the ability to apply acquired knowledge to practical situations;

3) To stimulate an understanding of human diversity and of the interconnections between different aspects of social and cultural life, belief systems, global dynamics, individual behaviors and physical environment;

4) To develop the ability to recognize and critically reflect on the important problems of the contemporary world;

5) To provide a theoretical grounding in anthropology in its multiple social, cultural and biological dimensions;

6) To become aware of the importance of ethnographic method to understand cultures and human groups, and to acquire the necessary techniques to employ it;

7) To develop knowledge of the cultural values of societies from different areas of the world through the study of a variety of rural and urban ethnographic contexts (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, with a particular emphasis on Portugal) as well as to raise awareness of the ethical issues involved in the study and representation of other social worlds;

8) To learn about methodological and research instruments which allow for different professional frameworks;

9) To develop the ability to participate professionally and for civic purposes with arguments supported by ethical and scientific principles in different areas of social intervention;

10) To acquire know-how applicable to the fields of material culture, patrimony and museology, and ethnographic films.

Access conditions

Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years/6 semesters.

Students must perform 180 credits: 120 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 30 credits to be chosen in a set of elective options and 30 credits undertaken in free-elective options or in a minor of another scientific area. Every semester, the student may not sign up for more than 30 credits, respecting the precedence when these have been set. At the beginning of each semester, students will be advised of the curricular units to carry out in order to appropriate them to their academic career.

The undergraduate students can still benefit from the different mobility programmes in which FCSH/NOVA participates as Erasmus +, Almeida Garrett exchange programmes, among others, and participate in research within the research units of the Faculty.

Access to other courses

Completion of the Licenciatura degree allows the holder to apply for Masters programmes or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.

Evaluation rules

Students at FCSH are evaluated based on the work developed over a semester, based on class participation, presentation of written and oral tests and examinations. The result obtained either by continuous assessment or evaluation of the tests is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20. To be approved, students must have at least 10 points to pass, however, who fail have a second chance to repeat the exams. SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION: - Worker-Student - Students with the status of top athletes - Mothers and fathers students - Associative leaders - Military - Other special arrangements provided legally. Students with special needs can benefit from teaching and learning conditions to meet their needs.

Last updated Jan 2018

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The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - FCSH) forms part of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The Faculty is a legal person in public law, with academic ... Read More

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - FCSH) forms part of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The Faculty is a legal person in public law, with academic, pedagogic, administrative and financial autonomy. Read less