Cultural Anthropology 1 introduces you to a number of key areas in anthropology, anthropological concepts, with culture as a key concept.
In the course Culture, Trauma, Violence and Death, you explore from an anthropological perspective why people suddenly turn violent towards each other and the traumatic consequences of this violence. This course deals with expressions of violence, trauma and death that result in genocide, ethnic cleansing, state terrorism and counterinsurgency warfare.
The course Religion, Media and Popular Culture gives insight into current forms of religion in society and you learn how religious ideologies are communicated through popular culture.
In the course Cities and Modernity: Citizenship, Inequality and Violence, you gain knowledge of and insight into the social, political and cultural dimensions of the city and urban society in an historical and global comparative perspective.
The course Cultural Anthropology 3 explores the backgrounds and effects of globalisation and pluralism from an anthropological and comparative perspective.
The course Anthropology and sustainability: contemporary fault lines will develop students’ awareness of the strengths and limitations of anthropological perspectives on sustainability, and more generally how these influence larger debates on the anthropological study of economy, politics, environmentalism, globalisation, and citizenship.
In the course Ethnicity and Nationalism, you gain insight into the intricacies of the complex identity, concentrating on ethnic, religious and national and transnational identities from a theoretical perspective and that of manifestations in society.