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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

The bachelor programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology trains students to critically examine the processes of culture and development through the lens of the latest theory in the field and both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The language of tuition for this programme is Dutch. However, the literature used in courses is mostly in English and most elective courses are thought in English. The electives are a part of the second and third year bachelor and as such are listed below.

1st Year

Language of instruction for this bachelor programme is Dutch, so please check the Dutch version of this page.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Culture and Comparison 1: Introduction 5
Culture and Comparison 2: Cases 5
Social Theories of Culture and Development 10
Introduction in Development Sociology 5
Problems of Development 5
M&T 1: Research Skills 10
M&T 1: Introduction to Statistics and SPSS 5
Academic Skills 1 5
Academic Skills 2 5
Academic Skills 3 5

2nd Year

Language of instruction for this bachelor programme is Dutch, so please check the Dutch version of this page.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Basic module: Gender 5
Basic module: Religion 5
Basic module: Economic Anthropology 5
Basic module: Politics 5
M&T 2: Setting up a Research 5
Fieldwork in the Netherlands 10
M&T 2: Research Analysis 5

Regionaal keuzevak, te kiezen uit:

The Anthropology and Sociology of Modern Day Southeast Asia 10
Anthropology of Sub-Saharan Africa 10
Anthropology and Sociology of Contemporary South Asia 10

Oriëntatie module, te kiezen uit:

Globalisation: Culture and sociology at a large scale 10
Media Worlds 10
Development in Place 10

3rd year with a specialization

Language of instruction for this bachelor programme is Dutch, so please check the Dutch version of this page.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
International course on water issues and water management in the Philippines 10
Bachelor Thesis CA-DS 10
Internships (CA-DS) 20

Specialization: Media & Culture

Contemporary Visual Culture 10
Anthropology of the Information Society 10
Visual Methods 10

Specialization Global Connections

Religion and Modernity in Global Context 10
Social Movements 10
Anthropology of the Information Society 10

Specialization Development in Place

Environment and Society 10
Rural Development 10
Urban Inequalities 10

3rd year without specialization

Language of instruction for this bachelor programme is Dutch, so please check the Dutch version of this page.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Bachelor Thesis CA-DS 10
Internships (CA-DS) 20
Anthropology of the Information Society 10
Social Movements 10
Contemporary Visual Culture 10
Rural Development 10
International course on water issues and water management in the Philippines 10
Environment and Society 10
Religion and Modernity in Global Context 10
Urban Inequalities 10
Visual Methods 10

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The bachelor programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology trains students to critically examine the processes of culture and development through the lens of the latest theory in the field and both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The language of tuition for this programme is Dutch. However, the literature used in courses is mostly in English and most elective courses are thought in English. The electives are a part of the second and third year bachelor and as such are listed below.