Ethnography, Cultural Anthropology







Timeline, examens and credits

1. year 2. year 3. year 4. year 5. year
1. semester / credit 2. semester / credit 3. semester / credit 4. semester / credit 5. semester / credit 6. semester / credit 7. semester / credit 8. semester / credit 9. semester / credit 10. semester / credit
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Course description, major areas of study (per semester):
General anthropology. Cultural regions. Anthropological fieldwork.
Explorations in cultural anthropology and history
Introduction, cultural theory, ethnography
Human culture, folk culture. Tradition, community, folklore
Hungarian ethnography - source studies, institutional systems
Traditional culture of the Hungarian people - museum visit
Historical overview
Origins of Hungarian folk culture. Folk culture of the middle ages.
Renaissance and the age of Turkish occupation. The reformation and Transylvania.
18th century restart, settlements. The great transformation of folk culture in the 19th century
Examination of change.
Transformation of traditional folk culture. Folklorisation
Today's popular culture. Folklorism.
Summarisation, evaluation.
Ethnographical, geographical and sociological examination; Hungarians inside and outside the borders of Hungary
Material culture, economics. Nourishment, apparel
Settlement, construction, interior decoration. Professions, art
World views and beliefs, folk customs, folk-poetry, folk music, dance, games
Society ? spheres, family, behaviours, religion
Spatial distribution of the Hungarian people
Hungarian ethnographic groups with awareness of origins
Regional ethnographic groups
The ethnographic groups of Transdanubia, the ethnographic groups of the Hungarian lowlands
Ethnographic groups of the Highlands, Transylvania and Csángó Hungarians, ethnicities,
Hungarian diaspora, Hungarian emigration
Summary, evaluation
American studies
Colonisation of America
Theories, archaeological findings, cultural relics, pre-Columbian high cultures
North-American native cultures
Peoples living below the Arctic Circle, peoples of the north-eastern woodlands, south-eastern peoples, hunting peoples of the Plains, farming people of the south-west, Californians, people of the north-west coastline. The romanticizing of Native American culture.
The appearance of European people on American land.
Vikings, Columbus and his followers, the Spanish, the French, the English, etc.
The establishment of the United States of America and the major events of its history.
Hungarians in America.
Waves of emigration, Hungarian colonies, famous emigrant Hungarians, the cultural characteristics of Hungarians living in America.