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Methods

Ethnographic fieldwork is the method defining anthropological work, besides comparative cultural and historical-reconstruction techniques.

In Cologne, we have always been focusing on a solid and manifold methodological training in theory and in practice. The training of ethnographic fieldwork is vital for our B.A. and M.A. programs with diverse types of courses such as seminars and workshops as well as fieldwork practice at home and abroad.

Diverse and Practice Oriented

As student at the department you can choose from a variety of method trainings.

Amongst others, we offer method trainings in:

Methods Overview in the B.A. Degree Program

The B.A. program gives you basic methodological competence. 

Core elements of the program are:

  • Ethnographic fieldwork in the context of the history of the discipline
  • Scientific handling of 'ethnographies'
  • Overview of the diverse fieldwork methods
  • Realization of fieldwork practice in the Cologne area

Methods Seminars in the M.A. Degree Program

The M.A. program is research oriented and offers the opportunity to deepen your methodological expertise.