Families: interdisciplinary perspectives

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1. Mastering perspectives and concepts of Social and Human Sciences that allow him to analyze family issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

2.Recognize the plurality of family types through an historical and socio-anthropological approach.

3.Explain family dynamics, namely changes in ties and social roles over time.

4.Show in-depth knowledge about the reality of the Western family, namely in the European and, in particular, in Portuguese context.

5.To frame the family problem in the current social policies, based on conjugality, divorce, parenting and the fight against social inequalities.

6. Reflect critically and based on representations and discourses about the family.


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Teaching Methodologies

Considering the interdisciplinary character of the seminar, the teaching is divided between two teachers (50% of classes each). In the seminars, the expository method is privileged, in order to allow students to first acquaint themselves with the contents, situating them in relation to the current state of knowledge and alerting to the key concepts. We will also use methods that imply a more active work on the part of the students, namely, the participation in the seminars (through the ZOOM app), the raising of questions or the discussion of problems and the dynamization of sessions through the presentation and discussion of texts, in order to enhance the deepening of the learning, the problematization and the critical approach of the problems.


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ECTS Credits



  • Orientação Tutorial - 10 hours
  • Teóricas - 15 hours
  • Teórico-Práticas - 15 hours

Evaluation Methodology

  • Attendance and Participation: 20%
  • Critical recension: 40%
  • Text comment: 40%