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Faculty of Arts
Department of Ethnology
and Cultural Anthropology
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5/23/2011
Lectures for foreign students, 2011/2012

Foreign students are welcome to attend lectures at our department. Generally there are two options:
1. Attending regular lectures (in Slovene) combined with individual consultations.
2. Attending additional lectures, organized in English. As these lectures are additional and part of the Creole program, there may be some limitations in available places.

At this moment the department can announce the following classes in English

First semester:

Anthropology of Complex Systems
, prof. dr. Muršič/Podjed (3 ECTS)

Course description:
In last decade networks and complexity became “buzzwords” not only in natural sciences but also in social sciences – including anthropology. A seminar in Anthropology of Complex Systems will present these terms through an analysis of contemporary phenomena, established by means of information and communications technology. Lectures and individual work of students will be focused on anthropological aspects of “on-line” social networks (e.g. Facebook and MySpace), virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life and World of Warcraft) and other similar complex “on-line” and “off-line” social systems. The seminar will attempt to explain why are people actually willing to participate and cooperate in such systems and what are their trust, mutuality and cooperation based on.
Exam: written essay in English.
Timetable: to be announced.
Limitation: 20 foreign students.

Anthropology of the Mediterranean, prof. dr. Baskar (6 ECTS)

Course description:
The course provides understanding of cultural realities and social processes in contemporary Mediterranean area. The main themes within the course include: anthropological concepts of Mediterranean, political practices and social structures in the area, kinship systems, religious practices, perception of space and place in Mediterranean, concepts of cultural borders, reinvention of Mediterranean identities etc.
NOTE: the class will take place in Slovene with few additional lectures and consultations in English for foreign students.
Exam: written essay in English.
Timetable: to be announced
Limitation: 20 foreign students.
THE COURSE IS FULL.

Epistemology of Everyday Life, prof. Muršič (3 ECTS)

Course description:
The course deepens achieved knowledge of the ways of life and strengthens use of methods in research and analytic work. It introduces and explains central notions of theory and philosophy of science, together with the most important theoretical models for explanation and explication of empirically collected material. Students achieve tools for critical understanding and analysis of cultural phenomena in various domestic and foreign settings. It offers acknowledgment and encounter with dilemmas and most current theoretical achievements in the discipline.
Exam: written essay in English.
Timetable: to be announced
Limitation: 30 foreign students.

Second semester:

Anthropology of Popular Music
, prof. dr. Muršič (5 ECTS)

Course description:
The course introduces popular music as one of the most exciting areas of current anthropological research. It presents the history of popular music and its basic concepts, beginning with its relationship to traditional or folk music. It gives a special accent to ethnographic studies of popular music since the late forties and to crossroads between traditional and modern popular music. It discusses similarities and differences in popular music around the globe through genre, social meaning and functioning, production and reproduction, mass media, celebrities and cults, fandom and censorship, conservation and avant-garde.
Exam: written essay in English.
Timetable: to be announced
Limitation: 30 foreign students.

NOTE: All lectures take place at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Zavetiška 5 in Ljubljana.
For additional information about lectures in English for foreign students in study year 2011/2012 contact dept. coordinator or course lecturer. Some of the courses will use e-learning system (https://e-ucenje.ff.uni-lj.si/login/)
All queries are to be directed to dr. Sarah Lunaček, international coordinator of the department by mail or preferably, in person during her contact hours.

 

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