Master of Arts
Anthropology of the Americas
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Anthropology of the Americas

This degree program explores the “New World”, i.e. the American continent with its diverse cultural development phenomena that allow for comparisons with cultural developments in the history of the Old World. The Anthropology of the Americas degree program focuses in particular on exploring Indigenous societies in Latin America as well as their global connections, both in history and today.

Students acquire methodological and theoretical knowledge in cultural and social studies as well as profound regional knowledge of Latin America. The degree program covers the fields of archaeology (materials, epigraphy and iconography), history (working with sources) and ethnology (questions on organizational structures and (inter)cultural integration). A core element is becoming proficient in an Amerind language.

Graduates of the degree program have the ability to independently and analytically answer questions on cultural processes in past and present Latin America as well as to present study results in a tangible way. In addition to language proficiency, regional knowledge and methodological/analytical skills, students of this degree program acquire intercultural and interdisciplinary competences.

Possible lines of work:

Academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.), museums, cultural/research management, media and publishing, international organizations and companies (foundations, authorities, NGOs, tourism, etc.), development cooperation, public relations, adult education.

Open admission
Master of Arts
Single-Subject
English
Spanish
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Minimum grade of 2.3 or local equivalent

Modules in anthropology of the Americas, Latin/Ancient American studies or a related field amounting to a minimum of 24 ECTS credits


At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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