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Cultural and Social Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Major Field


How do people shape and organize their lives in different contexts and different places around the world? What role does religion play in Namibia, for instance? What’s the importance of new media in African societies? How do people shape their day-to-day lives in Indonesia? What are the common features and differences between the different cultural regions? What aspects influence different ways of living and cultural practices? What does ‘culture’ mean?

If you are interested in tackling these and other questions, and you want to engage intensively with the worldwide diversity of human languages and cultures as well as with how people have coexisted down the centuries and continue to coexist today, studying ethnology will interest you.

The study of ethnology is a descriptive and comparative science of cultures and societies. During your studies you will gain a broad knowledge of various social, political, economic and religious forms in which people organize their lives together.

Language of instruction:

German

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): replacement procedure
(Average grade in the German higher education entrance qualification and, where applicable, extracurricular activities)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period. Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 8% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 June–15 July
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

Cultural and social anthropology studies the diversity of cultures around the world. It investigates cultural forms and intercultural networks within the context of various confrontations, relations, constellations of power, and conflicts in order to promote intercultural competence in a global world. Special emphasis is placed on cultural diversity, i.e., the field does not just focus on majority societies but also on cultural, religious, and ethnic minorities. Graduates find jobs in areas like developmental cooperation, international organizations or non-government organizations, media and public relations, documentation and research institutions, universities, the foreign service, museums, regional and international cultural management, catastrophe relief, tourism, social work, etc.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Cultural and Social Anthropology by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Archaeological Sciences | Business Administration | Educational Science and Education Management | German as a Second Language* | English and American Studies | Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology | French | Geography | German Studies: German Literature | History | Islamic Studies | Italian | Jewish Studies | Catalan | Catholic-Theological Studies | Classical and Christian Archaeology | Classical Philology | Cognitive Science | Art History | Medieval Latin Philology* | Musicology | Philosophy | Political Science | Portuguese | Psychology | Romanian* | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic studies | Sociology | Spanish | German Linguistics | Economics | Ancient Near Eastern Studies |

* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

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Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising


Dr. Philipp Schröder
Institut für Ethnologie
1. OG
Werthmannstraße 10
79085 Freiburg
Tel.:&nbsp+49 761 203-3583

philipp.schroeder@ethno.uni-freiburg.de
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Examination Office


Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg
Fax: 0761 203-9267
http://www.geko.uni-freiburg.de

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Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
tobie.walther@geko.uni-freiburg.de
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Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
annette.ehinger@geko.uni-freiburg.de
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

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Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification cannot participate in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.