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Joint Master’s Degree Creole – Stockholm University 2010-2013

CREOLE is a specialized master’s program focussing on three main areas: transnational processes, cultural differences and new forms of identity. These areas are treated within three main fields: new identities; material culture and consumption; and visual culture and popular culture.

The CREOLE program is developed by a consortium of six departments from six different countries and provides a comprehensive education in social anthropology.

The program includes an exchange component in which students will spend two terms abroad at one, or two, of the partner universities:

  • Universität Wien (Austria)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia)
  • Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France)
  • National University of Ireland-Maynooth (Republic of Ireland)

Studies are flexible and allow for the creation of individual programs tailored to each student’s interests. Optional courses vary from semester to semester.

Obligatory courses are:

  • History and Philosophy of Anthropological Theory, 15 credits
  • Key Themes in Contemporary Anthropology, 15 credits
  • Anthropological Methods, 7.5 credits
  • IP Intensive Programme 7.5 hp
  • Master’s thesis, 30 credits

The thesis consists of one semester (30 credits) and is preceded by a period of fieldwork. The subject of the thesis is freely chosen within the overarching theme of the program, and is decided upon in consultation with the thesis advisor.

Examples of courses previously offered; these courses are only offered during spring terms (courses offered spring 2018 in bold):

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Organisations, 7.5 credits
  • Transnational Migration, 7.5 credits
  • Digital Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Media Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Fieldwork, 15 credits
  • Urban Anthropology: Cities in the Middle East, 7.5 credits
  • Medical Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Sustainable Futures: New Directions in Environmental Anthropology, 7.5 credits
  • Anthropology of the Global Economy, 7.5 credits