Students who have completed the minor will have gained a deeper understanding of the cultural and social processes at play in the world. As such they will be able to offer a valuable contribution in policy-making and consultancy work. As such they will be able to offer a valuable contribution in policy-making and consultancy work.
The minor consists of 5 courses that are worth 6 EC each. All courses are taught in English. Below, you find an overview of the courses, with a short description. To get more extensive information about the courses, please consult the study guide.
Development and Globalization: The aim of this course is to get introduced to development sociology and more in particular to gain insight into issues of poverty, global inequality and development. Students will develop an anthropological perspective on developmental issues in the Global South.
Core themes in Anthropology: An introduction to the field of anthropology, in particular the way anthropologists study cultural and social aspects of societies near or far. As this course is new in its current form, it is not yet to be found in the study guide.
History and Theory of Anthropology: This course aims at introducing students into the range of theoretical and methodological perspectives in social and cultural anthropology, their historical development, their philosophical grounding and their relevance for contemporary theory. Students also get a better understanding of the dynamics of paradigmatic change.
Nation and Migration: A course that discusses the relevance of migration in today’s global world, with particular attention to migration in relation to identity concerns, development, and international political issues.
Urban studies: An inquiry into the way cities are developed along the twin goals of social and ecological sustainability. Students will carry out a short ethnographic research project on urban development. This course consists of two parts: (1) During period 1 and 2, this course will consist of working group meetings that are held to prepare for the second part (2) During period 3, the course will consist of a full-time research project.
For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.
1 semester (30 EC)
Economie, Recht en Bestuur
Gedrag en Maatschappij
Kunst, Cultuur en Geschiedenis
Talen en Communicatie