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Lectures for Foreign Students in 2020/21




Foreign students are welcome to attend lectures at our department. Generally, there are two options to combine:

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.


Lectures in English, first semester:


Epistemology of Everyday Life, Prof. Rajko 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.

Limitation: 30 foreign students.

Time: Thursday, 9.40-11.15, lecture room P3 (Zavetiška 5)


Anthropology of Complex Systems, assist. prof. Dan Podjed / 3 ECTS

Course description:

In the last decade networks and complexity became “buzzwords” not only in natural sciences but also in social sciences – including anthropology. The course presents these terms through an analysis of contemporary social phenomena, established also by means of information and communications technology. Lectures and individual work of students is focused on anthropological aspects of social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life, World of Warcraft) and other similar complex “on-line” and “off-line” social systems – traffic, organisations, stock market, etc. The seminar attempts to explain why do people actually participate and cooperate in such systems and what is a foundation of their mutual trust and cooperation.
Exam: written essay in English, oral presentation in English
Limitation: 20 foreign students.

Time: Tuesday, 13.00-14.35, lecture room P3 (Zavetiška 5)


Anthropology of Violence, assoc. prof. Jaka Repič / 5 ECTS
Course description:
The course offers an introduction to various anthropological perspectives on approaching conflicts and violence. The topics covered are among those, which are most difficult to study ethnographically. We will discuss conflict and violence as fields of research in history of anthropology and social sciences, theoretical approaches used in study of violence, socio-biological interpretations and their criticisms, main concepts such as structural violence, symbolic and ritual violence, etc., war, genocide, diaspora, refugee and repatriation studies, as well as studies of reconciliation processes.
written essay in English.
: 10 foreign students.

Time: Tuesday, 16.20-17.55, lecture room P4 (Zavetiška 5)


Lectures in English, Second semester:


Ethnology of the Balkans, Prof. Božidar Jezernik/ 3 ECTS

The course Ethnology of the Balkans will address the topic The National Question of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was established as a nation-state of one and single Yugoslav (Southern Slav) nation in 1918. However, the new-nation state remained without an official name until the Vidovdan Constitution was passed on June 28, 1921, which proclaimed its triple name as the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenians. Ever since the main question in political life of the new nation-state was, how many nations it comprised: one nation with three names?; one nation of three tribes?; just one nation?; two nations?; four nations?; five nations? During these debates, and because they were debating these questions the way they did, the political leaders of the Southern Slav nation-state failed to create a common national identity acceptable for all its Southern Slav citizens.


Time: Tuesday, 14.40-16.15, lecture room P2 (Zavetiška 5)


NOTE: All lectures take place at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Zavetiška 5 in Ljubljana. All queries to be directed to dept. coordinator Assit. Prof. Sarah Lunaček by e-mail (sarah.lunacek@ff.uni-lj.si, or sarahlunacek@gmail.com; ) or preferably during her contact hours or to course lecturer. Some of the courses will use e-learning system (https://e-ucenje.ff.uni-lj.si/login/).

List of the lectures in English at the Faculty of Arts: http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/an/internationalOffice/courses_english


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