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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

The Bachelor od Science 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 taught in English. The electives are a part of the second and third year bachelor and as such are listed below.

Structure of the programme

The structure of the Bachelor CA-DS

The BSc programme in CA-DS consists of 180 European Credits (ECTS) divided over 3 academic years, each covering 60 ECTS.

First year consists of obligatory courses within the following fields:

  • Introduction in the field of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (30 ECTS),
  • Research Lab (15 ECTS),
  • Academic Skills (15 ECTS).

Second year is a mixture of obligatory and elective courses:

  • Three obligatory courses within the Anthropological Key Issue (20 ECTS),
  • The obligatory second year’s Research Lab (20 ECTS),
  • An elective Area Studies course (10 ECTS).

Third year consists of the thesis and electives within and outside of the field of CA-DS:

  • bachelor thesis with capita selecta (15 ECTS),
  • one elective course offered by the department CA-OS as part of the 3rd year BA,
  • electives for 30 ECTS (to be obtained by more third year’s thematic courses at the department CA-DS, or a minor, or a foreign exchange programme, an internship, or a packeage of electives you selected yourself at other departments).

First 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

Inleiding in CA-OS

Culture and Comparison 5
Inequality and Development in a Sociological Perspective 5
Social Theories 10
Culture and Globalisation 5
Media Worlds 5

Academische vaardigheden en tutoraat

Tutoring for the First Year BA CA-OS 0
Scientific Writing and Academic (Re) Presentation 5
Research Practice 5
Academic Discourse 5

Onderzoekslab

Social Science Research in Practice 10
Culture Deciphered: Statistics in Practice 5

Second 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
Tutoring for the Second Year BA CA-OS 0

Key Issues

Globalisation, Infrastructure, Ideology 10
Economy and Ecology: Dichotomy and Practice 10
Diversity and Power 10

Research Lab

Research Preparation 5
Fieldwork NL 10
Multivariate Analysis: from Data to Report 5

Area Studies

Anthropology and Sociology of Sub-Saharan Africa 10
Anthropology and Sociology of Modern Day South-East Asia 10
Choice of other regional courses 10

Third 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
Labour Market Orientation (for the last year of the BA CA-OS) 0

Bachelor thesis project

Bachelor Thesis + Capita Selecta 10/15

Anthropological & Sociological Explorations (a minimum of one thematic courses to choose from)

Digital @nthropology: a Critical Take on Information Society 10
Displacement and Development: Anthropological Perspectives on South Asia 10
Visual Methods 10
Democracy, Human Rights and Social Change 10
Anthropology of Religion 10

Free electives 30 ECTS

Minor 30
Free Electives (3rd year CA-OS) 30
Individual Internship (NGO, Museum, etc.) 20
Area Study Sustainability Philippines 10

Extra elective 5 ECTS:

extra elective 5
Media Worlds 5

Career Orientation

This part of the Bachelor programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology is offered only in Dutch, so please check the Dutch version of this website for further information.

Electives

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

Exemptions

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