Dr. Hans-Martin Kunz
Institute of Anthropology, Room 109
Dr. Roman Sieler
South Asia Institute, Room 504
Please contact our progamme coordinators:
• if you have questions regarding the curriculum, degree requirements, scheduling, application etc.
• for the accreditation of courses from other departments
• for the application of your Bachelor thesis
The subject matter of the BA Anthropology is the comparative study of social and cultural difference, and the theories and methods of this and related disciplines. We are especially interested in similarities and differences in social relations. We investigate what happens when culturally specific modes of thought, values and practices are transferred to other contexts.
Please have a look at the information system of Heidelberg University if you want to know which courses are offered in the Bachelor's Programme at the present term.
In the module handbook (German) you will find a detailed description of the structure and aims of the BA Anthropology.
Core areas of teaching
The broad and interdisciplinary oriented BA includes courses on ritual and performance, medical anthropology, media anthropology and relations between humans and the environment and political ecology. Further subjects are kinship and intercultural ethics, theories of exchange, urban anthropology and transcultural theory.
Admission & Application
Since winter 2012 onwards, admission only can be given for the new BA Anthropology.