Only CADS students who have completed all Academic Skills and Research Lab courses of the first and second year of the CADS bachelor programme can enrol in this course.
The course Personal and Professional Impact (PPI) is the final course of the Academic Skills and Research Lab courses. This course aims to deepen the students’ knowledge of the practical and societal value of anthropology, and to further assist them in their preparation for the labour market.
In PPI, students train their ability to reflect on the knowledge, insights and skills acquired during their bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University and their ability to explain what they have to offer after successful completion of this bachelor. Students will also acquire basic abilities to collaborate in a team, assess their own role in the team and assess the development of their personal motivations.
Students are expected to use the knowledge, insights and skills they have acquired in previous courses in the bachelor, for example by using relevant literature and lecture notes.
In addition, students will broaden and deepen their knowledge of applied anthropology and the practical and societal value of anthropology, partly by using their knowledge, insights and skills in learning to analyse and provide consultancy on an issue relevant for society.
Reflecting on their personal and professional development will help students formulate their professional profile and goals for the future.
On successful completion of the course the students have:
improved their ability to reflect on the knowledge, insights and skills acquired during the Bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University;
improved their ability to explain what knowledge, insights and skills they have to offer after successful completion of their Bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University (for example on the labour market);
acquired insight in the practical and societal value of anthropology;
acquired a basic ability to analyse and provide consultancy on an issue relevant for society;
acquired a basic ability to successfully collaborate in a team with fellow students;
acquired a basic ability to assess the development of their personal and team’s motivations, talents, competences, and skills;
acquired a basic ability to assess their own role in the project team.
Dates and room numbers can be found on our website.
Mode of Instruction
This is a 5 ECTS course, which means 140 hours of study (1 ECTS is equivalent to 28 study hours or sbu's).
Seminars. Please note: Attendance is mandatory. Advance commitment is required to all scheduled times and dates. Absence will result in a lower participation grade or exclusion from the course.
The assessment of Personal and Professional Impact will be a combination of your collective and individual achievements.
The final grade of the course is established through a weighted average of the grades given to the assignments and course participation. The weighted average should be 5.5 or higher with all final assignments not lower than a 5.5.
It is possible to redo failed final assignments.
Registration in uSis
Registration in uSis is obligatory for the lectures (H) for all participants. Please consult the course registration website for information on registration periods and further instructions.
- The registration closes five days before the start of the course.
All participants will be registered for this course on Brightspace. Please check if you are registered. If not, please contact OSC.
Brightspace will be used to communicate with students and to provide the necessary course documents. Turnitin will be used to submit assignments.
For this course you need to purchase the following book; either choose the Dutch or English edition:
Bakker, L., M. Cohen & W. Faaij (2020) Antropoloog Gezocht Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press.
Bakker, L., M. Cohen & W. Faaij (2021) Anthropologists Wanted: Why Organizations Need Anthropology Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press.
Information about additional readings will be made available through Brightspace.