The study program aims to develop students interpretative skills, which are advanced on the ground of structuralist and hermeneutic methods of analyzing cultural meanings. Research in cultural sociology is focusing on meanings circulating and having an influence through a variety of social phenomena. The core of the study program is formed by courses dealing with specific methods and conceptual frames of cultural sociological interpretation which could be applied beyond public culture, too. Thus students are prepared to work as experts and researchers in various institutional spheres in which communication plays a crucial role.
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Graduates of Cultural Sociology are able to skillfully participate in research projects, including the selection, collection, analysis, and interpretation of empirical evidence consisting of meanings, signs, textual and visual documents. They are able to deal with the ethical aspect of sociological research, too. Graduates are able to advance a critical cultural interpretation of social phenomena, events, and institutions while applying proper theoretical concepts and research methods. Graduates are able to analyze and compare communication strategies developed in a variety of organizations, associations, social and cultural movements or subcultures. Thus graduates of Cultural Sociology are prepared to work as experts and researchers in various institutional spheres in which communication plays a crucial role.
Graduates of Cultural Sociology study program beside performing analytical skills as members of project-based teams are able to perform independent interpretive and analytical work, including the preparation of new projects. After accumulating work experience graduates of cultural sociology will be able to work also as team leaders.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievements and motivation shown in the documents submitted (prior diploma and transcripts, CV, and a motivation letter) and demonstrated in the video-interviews. Recommendation letters and proof of English language required. See: http://gps.fss.muni.cz/en/cultural-sociology - Section How to Apply. All applicants will also be notified by email.
Criteria for evaluation
Admission committee reviews the materials and evaluates them (maximum 100 points, passing level is 60). Video-interviews are arranged to evaluate applicants' motivation and English language knowledge.
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Graduates can develop their academic and research skills by accessing the doctoral study program of Sociology.
|Provided by||Faculty of Social Studies|
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|Standard length of studies||2 years|
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