Prof. dr hab. Marcin Florian Gawrycki and dr Jakub Zajączkowski
Course type: lecture – 10hrs, thematic seminar and workshop – 5hrs, guided self-study consulted through e-learning – 15hrs.
Number of hours: 30/ 2 ECTS
Form of credit: Credit with grade
Content: The course will present the birth of Area Studies as a scientific discipline, their evolution and current condition. It will also present the criticism of Area Studies formulated by political scientists, linguists and anthropologists. As an alternative to the Area Studies methodology we will present post-colonial criticism and its possible application in the research conducted in different areas of the world. Each subject will be analysed in the context of race, class, sex, political and economic systems in various areas of the world, and through case studies we will provide examples for the theoretical theses.