Master of Arts in Sociology and Social Anthropology

The primary goal of the program is to enable students to deepen and broaden their knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of social pheonomena, structures and processes. In a wide range of courses on social theory, migration, religion, ethnicity, cultural policies, economic sociology, globalization, dynamics of modernity, institutional change, urban processes and gender relations, students are encouraged to articulate individual positions with regard to bridging the two disciplines in the topics they study. One of the main endeavors of the program is to develop the research skills of students by offering solid training in methodology.

Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs
Colonialism and Post-colonialism; Social Memory; Comparative Urban Change; Cultures of Capitalism: An Anthropological Reading of Post-socialist Economic Transformation; Rural and Urban Development; Debates on Globalization and Development; Introduction to Research Methods—Quantitative and Qualitative (mandatory course); Ethnicity and the State: Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives; StateTheory and Research; Logic of Social Inquiry (mandatory course)

Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs
In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must provide a 500-word outline of their proposed research topic for their MA thesis. The thesis topic should fall within the broad thematic focus of the department and the areas of interest of its faculty. Previous work in relevant fields as well as research experience in related areas, if any, should also be mentioned. The inclusion of a writing sample, preferably a chapter from the undergraduate thesis, is welcomed. Undergraduate training in sociology and/or anthropology is an advantage but not a requirement.

Courses

Title Instructor Credit
Food, Culture and Politics Daniel Monterescu 2.0
Academic Writing Andrea Kirchknopf
David Ridout
2.0
Class On Class Gáspár Miklós Tamás 2.0
Colonialism and Postcolonialism Prem Kumar Rajaram 4.0
Contemporary Social Theory Alexandra Kowalski 4.0
Critical Policy Studies (2017/18) Sarah Smith 2.0
Critical Theory Gáspár Miklós Tamás 2.0
Economic anthropology Martha Lampland 2.0
Ethnicity and the State: Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives Dan Rabinowitz 4.0
Ethnographic Methods Daniel Monterescu 2.0
Gendered Inequalities: Development and Globalisation (2017/18) Sarah Smith 4.0
GLOBALIZATION AND CAPITALISM Ju Li 4.0
Historical anthropology Martha Lampland 4.0
Introduction to Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Balazs Vedres 2.0
JustData - University Wide Course Miklós Koren
Arieda Muço
Chrys Margaritidis
Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary)
Roberta Sinatra
Karoly Boroczky
2.0
Key Issues in Social and Cultural Anthropology Daniel Monterescu 2.0
Key Issues in Sociological Theory Dorit Geva 2.0
Law And Society Prem Kumar Rajaram 2.0
Logic of Social Inquiry Prem Kumar Rajaram 2.0
MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS Marianna Bolla 3.0
Philosophy of Science: Core Contemporary Issues Maria Kronfeldner 2.0
Postsocialist Capitalisms Violetta Zentai 2.0
Power and Resistance Dorit Geva 2.0
Religion: Current Debates Vlad Naumescu 4.0
Social Change and Labour Ju Li 4.0
Social Theory: The gift Helmuth Berking 2.0
Sound Studies: Listening & Creating between the Material, Medium and Metaphor Cameran Ashraf
Ian Cook
Sara Svensson
2.0
Sound studies: listening & creating between the material, medium and metaphor Ian Cook, Center for Media, Data and Society
Cameran Ashraf, School of Public Policy
Jeremy Braverman, CEU Library
Dumitrita Holdis, Center for Media, Data and Society
Sara Svensson, School of Public Policy
Judit Emese Konopás, Independent Sound Researcher
Zoltán Kovács, Budapest Metropolitan University
Lucia Udvardyová, Journalist and musician
2.0
State and Culture Alexandra Kowalski 4.0
The Rise and Fall of Development Andreas Dafinger 4.0
Topics in the Philosophy of the Human and Social Sciences Maria Kronfeldner 4.0
Transnational Migration Ayse Caglar 4.0
Urban Change and the Right to the City Judit Bodnár 4.0
Urban Theory Helmuth Berking 4.0