Ethnology (also called ‘ethnography’ or ‘anthropology of culture’) is a science that deals with the description, history and theory of culture. The aim of the Bachelor’s degree programme is to provide students with basic knowledge about culture, the history of ethnology, the ethnology of Poland and Europe, the ethnology of the Czech Republic and Moravia, the culture of non-European countries and folk art. The curriculum covers issues related to the anthropological interpretation of socio-cultural phenomena and the anthropology of contemporary culture. As part of the introduction to linguistics course, students have an opportunity to learn the Czech language and the basics of the Slovak language.
The aim of the Master’s degree programme is to deepen and broaden students’ knowledge of ethnology and anthropology. The curriculum embraces the following fields: the semiotics of culture, the anthropology of ethnicity, the anthropology of identity, the anthropology of leisure, cognitive sciences, the ethnology of religion, and the culture of minorities and ethnic groups.
Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme have a basic knowledge of ethnology and the humanities. They understand problems related to cultural phenomena and functions and the meaning of culture and historical changes of cultural forms – from the local and regional to the European and world level. They are prepared to work in cultural and educational institutions as well as in institutions involved in researching public opinion.
Graduates of the Master’s degree programme have a sound knowledge of ethnology, the humanities and social sciences. They are familiar with anthropological reflections on humanity and cultures. They know the genesis, development and mechanisms governing the functioning of cultures, and have an understanding of multiculturalism.
Graduates can work as consultants in international institutions of cultural, commercial and economic exchange, as instructors in special interest and folk groups, in institutions dealing with immigrants and refugees, and in museums, community centres, local organisations and associations. They can also be employed at research institutions and in entertainment and mass media.
Faculty of Ethnology and Educational Science
ul. Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn