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Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Life Course : introduction

Approches pluridisciplinaires des parcours de vie: Introduction

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)

Teacher(s): Davide Morselli

Validity: 2012 ->

Course Timetable (Weekly)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
2020/2021 : Tuesday 14:15-16:00 (Weekly) Amphimax/412     Léïla Eisner, Davide Morselli

Seminar

Spring semester
2 hours per week
28 hours per semester
Weekly
Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 3.00

Objective

1)To identify the main theoretical elements of the life-course paradigm and its applications in other disciplines

2) To design and build a Life History Calendar as a survey tool for data collection.

3)To Validate a survey tool

4) To interpret the data in relation to the theory and research hypotheses.

Content

This workshop offers an applied introduction to the field of life courses. It aims to mobilize the skills needed to (1) understand life course research questions, (2) build data collection tools, and (3) interpret data in relation to the life course paradigm. It is based on a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective to question the role of the life-course paradigm in the study of individual trajectories (from childhood to old age).

Evaluation

Pedagogical system and evaluation methods:
The workshop will be conducted by means of a game. (SuperLives). The goal of the game is to achieve learning objectives through group work. The seminar will be structured in 4 main parts.
Student evaluation will be assessed with both group and individual assignments:
1) Brief description (about half a page) of a literature review aiming to identify some research hypothesis of the life-course paradigm. (In groups)

2) Brief descriptive analysis (maximum two pages) of a life course collected with the help of the so-called Life History Calendar. (Individually)

3) Collection and interpretation of data in relation to the research hypotheses. (In groups)

4) Data collection report and summary sheet. (In groups)

Bibliography

Sapin, M., Spini, D., & Widmer, E. (2007). Les parcours de vie: de l'adolescence au grand âge (Vol. 39). Collection le savoir suisse.

Oris, M. (2009). Transitions dans les parcours de vie et construction des inégalités. PPUR presses polytechniques.

Use contextFaculty codeStatusCredits
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Sciences, 2nd part (2019 ->) ›› Parcours de vie et inégalitésOptional3.00
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, 2nd part (2013 ->) ›› Optional Seminars Submodule, Social Sciences, Major in Social Sciences, 2nd partOptional3.00
Complementary Program to the Master in Social Sciences (2008 ->) ›› Complementary Program to the Master in Social SciencesOptional3.00
Minor in Social Sciences for Sports Students, 2nd part (2017 ->) ›› Optional Seminars Submodule, Social Sciences Module, Minor in Social Sciences, 2nd partOptional3.00
Minor in Social Sciences, 2nd part (2012 ->) ›› Optional Seminars Submodule, Social Sciences Module, Minor in Social Sciences, 2nd partOptional3.00
Minor in Social Sciences, 2nd part (2019 ->) ›› Sous-module Parcours de vie et inégalités, module enseignements thématiques, sciences sociales, 2e partieOptional3.00
(2020 ->) ›› Enseignements de sciences sociales, niveau Bachelor, plan libre en SSP (mobilité, auditeurs, hôtes, externe)Optional3.00
Social Sciences (Minor/External Branch), 2nd Part (2012 ->) ›› Optional Seminars Submodule, Social Sciences Module, Minor in Social Sciences, 2nd partOptional3.00
Social Sciences (Minor/External Branch), 2nd Part (2017 ->) ›› Optional Seminars Submodule, Social Sciences Module, Minor in Social Sciences, 2nd partOptional3.00
Social Sciences (Minor/External Branch), 2nd Part (2019 ->) ›› Sous-module Parcours de vie et inégalités, module enseignements thématiques, sciences sociales, 2e partieOptional3.00
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