Among people: traditions and innovations.

Degree programme objectives

The main objective of the Bachelor’s degree programme in ethnology is to present ethnology to the students as science, as well as to introduce them to the topics of ethnological research, its methods and methodology including the application of the acquired knowledge in practice. The teaching of scientific work makes an inseparable part of the study; it lies both in the acquisition of formal characteristics and in the development of students’ creativity, their problem-solving and assessment abilities and decision-making.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The main objective of the Bachelor’s degree programme in ethnology is to present ethnology to the students as science, as well as to introduce them to the topics of ethnological research, its methods and methodology including the application of the acquired knowledge in practice. The teaching of scientific work makes an inseparable part of the study; it lies both in the acquisition of formal characteristics and in the development of students’ creativity, their problem-solving and assessment abilities and decision-making.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • Command of the history of ethnology and the basic ethnological methods
    • To describe and identify basic realia (emphasis on traditional culture of the Czech lands and Central-Eastern Europe in the 18th through 20th centuries)
    • The graduates are able to understand specialist texts
    • The graduates are able to assess of specialist texts
    • The graduates are able to define a research problem
    • The graduates are able to reflect ethic and legal dimension of reasearch
    • The graduates are able to conduct impendent research
    • The graduates are able to write specialist texts, study etc.
    • The graduates are able to reflect own research
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduate from the programme has professional competences which allow him/her to be employed in expert institutions (scientific organizations, memory institutions: museums, heritage preservation etc.), as well as cultural and public-educational institutions, and in state administration and self-governmental administration and in NGOs. The gained knowledge of realia and the developed abilities to identify, describe and evaluate cultural phenomena and processes, which are purposefully developed at among students during their studies, indicate the potential of succeeding in e.g. creative industry and tourism.

  • Practical Training

    Field research is an obligatory part of the studies. Within the field research the students are supposed to master basic ethnological research methods and to describe basic researched phenomena. The fieldwork (2 x 5 workdays) is conducted under professional supervision of guarantors. The course of professional museum practice is to deliver the basics of ethnographic museology (work with ethnographic collections, their registration /CES/, storage, and familiarity with the museum institution's operation); it is organized in cooperation with partner museums in the range of 60 hours.

  • Goals of Theses

    The bachelor's thesis proceeds from the carried-out research which is based on own fieldwork or on treatment of suitable historical and documentation collections. The standard volume of a bachelor thesis amounts to 72 000 to 90 000 characters including footnotes, a title page, a table of content, a bibliography, sources, respondents and other sources. The students can work with already published texts, editions and data accessible for a secondary analysis. The theme of a bachelor thesis is based on a project, worked-out by the student, the content orientation and quality of which are assessed and commented on by an advisor nominated by the Institut's management; the advisor also approves the final form of the thesis. In his/her bachelor's thesis, the student is to demonstrates his/her ability to define a thematically compact research target, to choose corresponding methods to fulfil it, to carry out his/her own field research, to work critically with expert texts and - when working with respondents - to formulate replies to research questions phrased in the bachelor's thesis project. The instructions for final state examinations and elaboration of bachelor's / master's theses are regulated by Directive 6/2017 on Final State Examinations at the Faculty of Arts, ordered by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, (see https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/phil/uredni_deska/predpisyFFMU/smernice/smernice_dekana_2017-6.pdf?vysl=80672).

  • Access to Further Studies

    The graduate from the bachelor study programme of Ethnology can (after having met all the conditions for admission) continue his/her studies in the consequent master programme of Ethnology or relative disciplines.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-ET_
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

60
number of active students

Faculty of Arts
Programme guaranteed by
Programme guarantor