About this course
Those who study ethnology acquire a good knowledge of specific regions. Usually, they may learn one of the regional languages and are suitable for a solid basic knowledge of the history, politics, economy and religion of various countries. This knowledge is very popular today, because different regions of the world are now more closely integrated than ever before and this requires cross-cultural competence in dealing with each other. On the other hand, anthropologists also have important insight into the way how societies function, resulting in composed cultures and change processes which influence humanity worldwide. Anthropologists learn to take different perspectives to apply different concepts and to test theories for their usefulness. These are skills that are in high demand in the modern, globalized labor market. Anthropologists work not only in science and ethnological museums, but are also active in journalism, development cooperation, in cultural management in international politics and economics, as well as many other areas in which regional knowledge and strong social and cultural scientific knowledge are in demand.
The following are parts of the application process necessary for admission consideration:
- Common Application
- Educational History Form (EHF)
- Certificate of secondary school completion such as the German Abitur (i.e. International Baccalaureate, High School Diploma (with recommended tests depending on your region), GCSE A-levels, etc.)
- SAT or ACT
- English Language Proficiency Test