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The Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Applied Social and Human Sciences was created in 2013. Its essential purpose is the construction of an academic professional prepared to work in the interdisciplinary field from a solid theoretical-epistemological and instrumental training on the applied human and social sciences.

Therefore, a professional capable of: (1) building interdisciplinary research stimulated by concrete problems of the contemporary world; (2) handling and using diverse theoretical-methodological resources to build original perspectives of analysis; (3) and contributing to the scientifically informed treatment of these problems. These skills and competences are not made by cultivating a “new model” or a “predefined form” of interdisciplinarity. Each dissertation more or less significantly mirrors the demands of the problem elected for investigation, reinforcing the idea that interdisciplinarity, in the case of ICHSA, is not a research theme, but is an attitude and a reflexive way of conceiving and producing knowledge.

The course consists of the focus area “Modernity and Public Policies” unfolding, in turn, into two research lines: “Sustainability and Social Protection” and “Technological Changes and Human Condition”. The connection between focus area and research lines organizes and articulates the production and work of the professors with the students, both in the development of the classes and in the research and mentoring activities, arranged in laboratories and research groups.

Duration

The minimum and maximum durations for the Masters course are 12 and 24 months, respectively. To be awarded the title of Master of Applied Human and Social Sciences, the student must complete a total of 28 credits, 18 of which are compulsory activities and 08 credits for elective activities. The classes are structured in compulsory and elective. The compulsory classes account for providing the epistemological and theoretical-methodological substrate so that the mentors, co-mentors and students can prepare the interdisciplinary arrangements that are appropriate to the research problems specific to each dissertation.

With these outlines, ICHSA seeks to compose its educating structure with students, researchers and professionals graduated from the most different areas of knowledge (whether exact, human or biological sciences), but who are willing to have an interdisciplinary academic experience based on and starting from applied human and social sciences. Students admission in the program is enabled through a selection process carried out in the second semester of each school year (October-November), to be admitted at the beginning of the next school year (March). The process is composed of three fundamental stages: (1) foreign language test, (2) curriculum analysis and preliminary research proposal (project) and (3) interview. Prior contact of the applicants with potential mentors, as well as participation in classes and research groups is valued and encouraged as a way of gradually bringing students closer to the Master’s course proposal.

Syllabus Organization and Structure

Information on conditions to obtain Master’s Degree in the Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Human and Social Sciences - iCHSA.

Focus Areas and Research Lines

The course consists of the focus area “Modernity and Public Policies” unfolding, in turn, into two research lines: “Sustainability and Social Protection” and “Technological Changes and Human Condition”.

Teaching Staff

Refer to the list of the professors accredited in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Applied Human and Social Sciences.

Classes

Check out here the classes offered in the program, every semester.

Program Committee

Composed of professors accredited to the program, the Committee monitors and oversees the activities of the iCHSA Master’s Program.

Schedule of Theses Defenses and Qualifications

Schedule of Theses Defenses and Qualifications, click here

Requirements to be Awarded the Title

To fulfill the total credits as specified in the completion of the course and obtain the minimum performance coefficient of 2.5, as of the 2nd academic period attended, prove proficiency in a foreign language in the master’s degree and two languages in the doctor’s degree, pass the qualification exam and defense of thesis.

Information on evidencing of Foreign Language proficiency: Proficiency Tests

Information on Qualification and Thesis Defense Exams: Qualification, Thesis Defense and Approval

Assessment and Recognition

The Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Applied Human and Social Sciences course was rated 3 and recommended by MEC Ordinance no. 652, dated 05/22/2017.

Admission

There are different ways to enter the graduate education programs, stricto sensu. Admissions as regular student and special student are made through selection processes, which follow the specific rules of each program. FCA’s undergraduate students can attend classes of the graduate courses through Integrated Training Program (PIF). Finally, there are financing opportunities for post-doctoral internships through grants of CAPES’ National Post-Doctoral Program (PNPD) or from other fostering agencies, such as FAPESP.

International Office:   http://www.internationaloffice.unicamp.br/

Syllabus Organization and Structure

For detailed information, consult The Graduation Catalogue. Check out some important highlights below.


Assessment Area: Interdisciplinary, Social & Humanities

Course level: Master’s Degree

Course Status: Recommended by CAPES

Expected opening of applications: annually, in October-November

Total credits for the title: 26 credits (18 credits in compulsory activities - 8 credits in elective activities).

Vacancies per selection: 20


 

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The course consists of the focus area “Modernity and Public Policies” unfolding, in turn, into two research lines: “Sustainability and Social Protection” and “Technological Changes and Human Condition”.

Focus Area “Modernity and Public Policies”

Starting from the understanding of the fragmentation and the organization of scientific knowledge operated throughout modernity, the spotlight is turned to methods and theories capable of facing contemporary problems (theoretical and practical) and building subsidies for their confrontation in the field of public policies. Therefore, methodological strategies and interdisciplinary approaches are constructed in the field of human sciences and applied social sciences, based on perspectives that dialogue and integrate knowledge from different areas. The research lines demand such approaches, allowing to address these issues by two axes, expressing questions beyond the boundaries of basic and applied knowledge that involve both the theoretical context of social, technological and environmental changes occurring in the scope of modernity and their implications for human condition, sustainability and the formulation, implementation and assessment of public policies.

Research Line “Sustainability and Social Protection”

The focus is on environmental change, territorial dynamics, sustainability, vulnerability and security, addressed in the context of discussions about development, on the one hand, and social protection and health promotion, on the other. It deals with the causes, consequences and dynamics of society-environment interactions, manifested in problems related to management of productive systems, planning of development actions and their consequences for the vulnerability of populations and ecosystems. The classes of this research line will allow the understanding and confrontation of problems related to environmental changes and their relationships with social changes, which affect the production of risks, economic processes and the vulnerability of the population and institutions, in view of the management and formulation of public policies.

Research Line “Technological Changes and Human Condition”

The focus is on ethical and inter-subjective principles that refer to the fragmentation of knowledge that has occurred in modernity – in particular by scientific-technological changes – and their reverberations in subjectivity, in the diffusion and construction of humanistic values and in the way of producing and institutionalizing knowledge by means of public policies. In the context of today’s technical society, it is necessary to understand the implications of technological changes and the pattern of modernity development on inter-subjective relations and of knowledge construction, requiring public policies adhering to these conditions, especially in the field of science, politics and values, which contribute to the formulation of policies that promote requalification of the sense of man and humanity.
The connection between focus area and research lines organizes and articulates the production and work of the professors with the students, both in the development of the classes and in the research and mentoring activities, arranged in laboratories and research groups.


 

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