Premaster Challenges of the 21st Century

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Doel vak

Knowledge and understanding - The student has acquired knowledge and
understanding of:
(1) how anthropological concepts can be applied in order to address,
assess, and analyse contemporary societal issues (see course content).

Application - The student has acquired the competences to:
(2) apply these insights and how anthropologists can contribute to the
explanation and possible solution of pressing societal issues.

Making judgements - The student is able to:
(3) to observe their own life-worlds from an anthropological
perspective and learn to realize the contingencies of their own cultural

Inhoud vak

Be it the result of long-term developments, technological changes, or
sudden and unprecedented events, each era is faced with societal
challenges that keep politicians and the public busy. Our 21st century
is no exception. Globalization and mobility, the rapid extension of
human habitats, or the destruction of habitats due to large-scale
economic activity, the use of natural resources, and not least the
pressing political developments in some parts the world are complex
issues that pose a challenge for local, national and international
governmental bodies. Behind these technical administrative challenges
there is the much more fundamental question who the real victims are and
who benefits from crises. The anthropological perspective on these
fundamental questions learns us that there simply is no common
definition of what a challenge is and that governance is a deeply
political practice and thus a matter of interests. It all depends on the
perspective we take in assessing urgent issues. Anthropology may be not
unique in recognizing a multitude of perspectives, but it is the most
outspoken discipline in this respect. Anthropology is applied science by


Lectures and tutorials.
Please note: all courses in the premaster programme are scheduled once a
week on Fridays, consisting of morning and afternoon sessions.


Written assignments (blog) and final exam


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Premasterstudents in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Overige informatie

Please note: This course is for Premasterstudents SCA only.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Active participation in the preceding courses of the Premaster programm.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode S_PMC21C
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 0
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. E. van Roekel
Examinator dr. E. van Roekel
Docenten dr. E. van Roekel
prof. D. Dalakoglou

Praktische informatie

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