Why study Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at the University of West Bohemia ?
- Social and Cultural Anthropology is a progressive field with more than one hundred years of tradition, which, in contrast to other fields, includes and combines a wide spectrum of methods for understanding human behavior in various environments and social situations. Education is thus based on the kinship, religious, economic, political, gender, symbolic, and material aspects of human existence.
- We prepare graduates for a successful academic and non-academic professional career in state and local governments, in non-profit organizations, schools, museums, archives, and also commercial research and education agencies.
- In addition to theoretical knowledge, we place large emphasis on practical skills under our bachelor’s and master’s study programs in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Students have the opportunity to participate in classic and applied research projects led by their instructors and take place in practical workshops, foreign stay programs and excursions.
- During instruction, we use modern technology and interactive forms of education. As the first school of its kind in the Czech Republic, the University of West Bohemia instated the concept of courseware , a project aimed at collecting all electronic information and study materials used in teaching into one online system.
- Our workplace is equipped with a multimedia classroom, software for analyzing qualitative (Atlas.ti, MAXQDA), quantitative ((Stata, SPSS), and spatial (ArcView) data, and technologies for recording and archiving audio and video recordings (laboratory equipped with professional digital cameras and editing software).
- Our students are offered foreign study programs under the Erasmus program at the South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, University of Aegean, University of Ljubljana, Comenius University in Bratislava, University of Durham, Stockton Campus, Matej Bel University, University Bordeaux, University Frankfurt/Main, Högskolan Darlana, University of Cambridge, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, University of Vienna, University of Primorska, University of Lodz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, University of Helsinki, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Un.Frankfurt am Main, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Trondheim. Study programs are also offered at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
- Our students successfully compete in the Student Grant Competition of the University of West Bohemia. We also successfully gain external financial resources for innovation in education and for the research and support of student activities (EU and European Commission funds, endowment and fellowship funds).