The Interdisciplinary Master in Applied Human and Social Science was created in 2013. Its fundamental objective is the construction of an academic professional prepared to act in the interdisciplinary field from a solid theoretical-epistemological and instrumental training of applied human and social sciences.
It forms, therefore, a professional capable of: (1) build interdisciplinary research stimulated by concrete problems of the contemporary world; (2) handle and use diverse theoretical and methodological resources to build original perspectives of analysis; (3) and contribute 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 mirrors more or less significantly the demands of the problem elected for its investigation, reinforcing the idea that interdisciplinarity, in the case of ICHSA, is not a research theme, but it is an attitude and a reflective way of conceiving and producing knowledge.
To this end, the course is composed of the area of concentration, "Modernity and Public Policies", unfolding, in turn, in two lines of research: "Sustainability and Social Protection" and "Technological Change and the Human Condition". The relationship between concentration area and research lines organizes and articulates the production and performance of teachers with students, both in the development of subjects and research activities and guidance, arranged in laboratories and research groups.
The course lasts 24 months, from the fulfillment of 26 credits. The subjects are structured in mandatory and elective. The mandatory subjects are responsible for offering the epistemological and theoretical-methodological substrate so that advisors, co-advisors and students can make interdisciplinary arrangements consistent with the specific research problems of each dissertation.
With these outlines, ICHSA seeks to composition its student staff with students, researchers and professionals trained from different areas of knowledge (whether exact, human or biological), but who are willing to have an interdisciplinary academic experience based on and starting point in the applied human and social sciences.
Committee of the Postgraduate Program ICHSA (2022 - 2024)
Prof. Dr. Oswaldo Gonçalves Junior |
Ana Maria Galdini Raimundo Oda |
Antonio Henrique Bernardes |
Marta Zapata Chavarria (Student)
Rodrigo Ribeiro de Sousa |
Mércia Teodoro Batista (Student)
Telephone: +55 (19) 3701-6739