Undergraduate university study programme of Ethnology and Anthropology
DURATION OF THE STUDY: Three-year study programme; 180 ECTS.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High school certificate, including the required subjects of the state high school exit examinations (level 4.2 or higher of the Croatian qualifications framework).
TYPE OF STUDY: Full-time study; lectures and individual mentorships.
COMPETENCIES ACQUIRED UPON FINISHING THE STUDY PROGRAMME:
The required programme in ethnology and cultural anthropology offers a student the basic knowledge of cultural phenomena, theoretical concepts of cultural anthropology and methods of ethnography, as well as the possible applications of the acquired knowledge. Upon completion of studies in ethnology and cultural anthropology, the student is able to recognize and appreciate the cultural diversity of our globalized world, while also understand the continuing significance of the specific, local cultural heritage in its Mediterranean and European contexts. Six semesters of coursework offer a range of topics in theory, methodology, cultural overviews and practical work in the field of ethnology and cultural anthropology. During the sixth semester, a student writes his/her Baccalaureate thesis under a mentor’s guidance, demonstrating appropriate application of the acquired knowledge, or prepares for a final written examination.
THE PROGRAMME OUTCOMES ARE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS:
Knowledge, understanding, and the application of knowledge
Upon the completion of the undergraduate study programme, a student is able to
- distinguish among basic concepts, theoretical approaches and the fields of interest of ethnology, anthropology and folkloristics;
- understand the creation, significance and specifics of various cultural phenomena, including ritual, religion, art, language and others;
- grasp the historical development of ethnology, cultural anthropology and folkloristics;
- recognize and explain the significance of cultural and linguistic heritage;
- recognize, analyze and interpret cultural specifics of the Mediterranean and wider European society;
- use basic qualitative methods of research, particularly ethnography;
- describe, analyze and compare various cultural phenomena.
THE ABILITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
Upon the completion of our Baccalaureate programme, a student has acquired ability to
- identify diversity and universality of cultural phenomena;
- observe the cultural processes which shape human environments;
- critically interpret ethnographies;
- recognize the interactive processes of culture and identity;
- appreciate cultural diversity and develop a critical stance towards any form of cultural stereotyping.
PRACTICAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS
Graduates of the Baccalaureate program are able to
- select, arrange and present elements of cultural heritage to professionals and general public;
- organize cultural team projects tailored to the needs of specific (local) communities;
- propose creative cultural representations through various media (including text, film, photography and music);
- recognize and evaluate the potential of some aspects of culture for presentation in contemporary tourism industry.
- review and explain professional and scientific literature in Croatian and foreign languages;
- apply professional knowledge to cultural presentations for general public;
- develop and disseminate the professional ethics of anthropology.
ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY
Upon the completion of the university studies in ethnology and anthropology, the student can continue studies at the graduate level according to the requirements of the university that offers a graduate program.
Upon the completion of the three-year Baccalaureate program, the graduate can be employed in public and private cultural institutions in the country and abroad. Such institutions include museums, cultural management and protection agencies, archives, libraries, various government and non-government organizations, tourist boards, national and regional parks and associations dealing with the presentation of cultural heritage.
PROFESSIONAL TITLE ACQUIRED UPON FINISHING THE STUDY PROGRAMME:
Bachelor of ethnology and anthropology (univ. baccalaureus /baccalaurea ethnol. et anthrop).
Graduate university study programme of Ethnology and Anthropology
DURATION OF THE STUDY: Two-year study programme; 120 ECTS points
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Completed undergraduate university study programme (6th degree of the Croatian qualifications framework).
TYPE OF STUDY: Full-time study with lectures and mentorships
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The graduate studies programme in ethnology and anthropology offers a student a more profound knowledge and theoretical understanding of human culture and diversity, the critical use of ethnographic methodology for various research needs, as well as practical applications of the acquired knowledge. Upon completion of the programme, which includes interdisciplinary competencies and research as well, the student will have deepen the understanding of connections between global and local cultures, and of the evaluation and creative use of cultural traditions and heritage, focusing primarily on the Mediterranean region and Europe. While first three semesters of the programme are dedicated to coursework and practical work experience in the field, the fourth semester is based on a student's individual research and master thesis writing, supported by a mentor. The final requirements of this graduate programme in ethnology and anthropology are the completion of the master’s thesis, demonstrating appropriate application of the acquired knowledge, and the successful public defense of the thesis.
THE OUTCOMES OF THE COMPLETED MASTER’S PROGRAM ARE SUMMERIZED AS FOLLOWS:
Knowledge, understanding and the application of knoweledge.
Upon the completion of the graduate study programme, the graduate is able to:
- understand the contemporary anthropological theories and approaches
- appriciate the cultural diversity with its continuity and change, and the need for intercultural dialogue in the global context
- cultural specifics of the Mediterranean region in diachronic and comparative perspectives
- understand and recognize the relationship between culture and identity, including the ethno-linguistic contacts influencing linguistic and cultural diversity
- evaluate various forms of cultural practice, particularly performed representations of own culture, be they visual, music or literary
- apply anthropological methods in carrying out independent research.
ABILITY TO CRITICALLY EVALUATE AND SOLVE PROBELMS:
Upon the completion of the Master's programme, the graduate can:
- critically read ethnographies - including their Eurocentric provenience and usage - within the theoretical framework of postcolonial studies
- analyse culture, particularly its aspects of language, ethnicity, religion, gender, ritual, art and others which symbolically express cultural values
- evaluate the role of cultural heritage and it usage in expressing and producing local, regional and national identity
- evaluate and manage the role of cultural heritage in local economy and social life.
ABILITY TO PRESENT:
In applying acquired knowelegde, a Master of Ethnology and Anthropology is able to:
- present an ethnographic text, developed and based on empirical data collected within a research project, primarily to those who create cultural practice
- performe a public presentation of own ethnographic research using various media
- develope own projects on the management of cultural heritage, based on internship in appropriate institutions
- present evaluations of protected natural and cultural areas, by integrating acquired theoretical and practical knowledge, to local communities whose active cooperation is sought after
- apply the acquired knowledge in tourism and present it to professional and to the general public
Upon completion of the Master in Ethnology and Anthropology, the graduate has learned to:
- independently use and evaluate professional literature in Croatian and foreign languages
- independently use contemporary communication technologies
- apply professional ethical guidelines in individual and group research and fieldwork projects
- participate in intercultural and interdisciplinary considerations of culture and projects related to it
- describe cultural phenomena while respecting the contexts which determine their distinctiveness
- articulate a problem scientifically and propose its solutions.
Upon completion of the graduate university programme in ethnology and anthropology, a Master in Ethnology is able to progress to the postgraduate studies and/or to work in scientific research or highly professional jobs in the area of humanities and social sciences. The acquired knowledge and advanced skills and abilities also make possible for the graduates to take jobs in research institutes, institutions of higher learning and other educational institutions, public or private, in the country or abroad, in cultural institutions including museums and conservation agencies, archives and libraries, in various government agencies and non-government organizations. Furthermore, the competency in applied cultural research makes possible for the graduates of this programme to work in tourist agencies, national and regional parks, in local development agencies and as local community counselors to various institutions and associations involved in the presentation of cultural heritage.
PROFESSIONAL TITLE ACQUIRED UPON FINISHING THE STUDY PROGRAMME:
Master in Ethnology and Anthropology (Mag. Ethnol. et. Anthropo.)