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Cultural Analysis/European Ethnology

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

How did people organize and shape their day-to-day lives and coexistence in Europe? How do everyday life and ways of living differ in various cultures? The Bachelor degree in Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology focuses on these questions. Cultural Anthropology is the study of people in relation to their culture. European Ethnology deals with the ways of living and lifeworlds of European societies.

Taking as its principle “anthropology at home”, Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology studies cultural phenomena and processes, everyday practices and lifeworlds in modern European societies. This includes for example eating and drinking culture, leisure activities, religious practices and rituals, involvement in sport or the media, subcultures, moral concepts and much more.

On this degree program you can learn a lot, if you are interested in all kinds of cultural phenomena and the diversity of human coexistence. On the Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology you will acquire a wide range of skills in relation to the various social, political and economic forms in which people organize their lives together.

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Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 4 October
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Apply now!
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

The field of European ethnology focuses on scientific study of the everyday cultures of the “many” in Europe, the members of the middle and lower classes. European ethnology deals with cultures in the sense of human interpretation and orientation systems in spaces of various sizes (local cultures, regional cultures, cultures of large regions of Europe such as the Mediterranean, the Alps, the Baltic states, etc.). It is a core belief of the field that cultures can not be defined by ethnicity alone and that it is necessary to take a critical stance against an ethnicization of culture. Research and instruction focus on the coexistence of people of various ethnic background, migratory movements, integration processes, and the relation between majorities and minorities.

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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From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

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The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

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The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (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

Prof. Dr. Markus Tauschek
Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie
Raum 01 006
Maximilianstraße 15
79100 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3306

nach persönlicher Vereinbarung per E-Mail

Examination Office

Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

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

Achtung: In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit gelten gesonderte Sprechstunden, bitte informieren Sie sich rechtzeitig vor einem Besuch.
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