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Kritische Kultur- und Religionsforschung / Critical Cultural and Religious Studies (major subject in a combined bachelor’s degree)

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Program: Kritische Kultur- und Religionsforschung / Critical Cultural and Religious Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Program option: major subject in a combined bachelor's degree
Study model: combined bachelor's degree
Program length: 6/8 semesters / 3/4 years (180/ 210 ECTS points) (depending on the combination)
Start: Winter semester 


How do people talk about the climate, sustainability, war or diseases? What are the everyday strategies they choose to cope with this and other current problems? How do different religions live together in the world? What concepts of nature, communication or power do South American peoples have and which theories and methods can we use to understand them? The Critical Cultural and Religious Studies major invites you to learn about human behaviour in groups, to get to know foreign perspectives and contexts, and thus to overcome prejudices. You will learn the fundamentals of the three disciplines of empirical cultural studies, religious studies and social and cultural anthropology. This subject includes the ability to conduct independent scientific work using the appropriate methods.

An integral part of the combined Bachelor's degree is the MarSkills programme, in which you will acquire valuable, future-oriented skills.


Introducing Comparative Cultural and Religious Studies (Video)

The major in Critical Cultural and Religious Studies provides opportunities in the following professional sectors:
Public and private cultural institutions
Academia (universities, research institutions)
Media companies (including publishing houses and content management agencies)
Institutions for cultural translation
International institutions and organisations
Congress and exhibition industry
Consultancy and expert institutions

The choice of your major subject will decisively shape your professional qualifications profile. In conjunction with one or two minor subjects, your relevant work experience (e.g. internships, part-time jobs, voluntary work) and your personal skills, it will enable you to refine your profile and carve out your own individual array of career options.