The focus of this profile is on classical themes within the cultural sociology fields of research. During the master programme you will explore how social transformation processes are shaped by elements of society such as the perception of the body, health, gender issues, family relations, nature understanding, identity building time and space, cultures and countercultures.
You should choose this master programme if you have an interest in the relations between society and people and in the cultural encounters that emerge every time people meet across age, professions, nationality, gender, health and religion.
The overall aim of the master programme is to specialize the students theoretical and methodological competencies within the cultural sociological field of research in order to support a career as project manager and facilitator of transformation processes; as relation manager and bridge-builder in (inter-organizational) partnerships. The graduate has a deep insight into social transformation processes as well as analytical and process-related skills. This enables the graduate to manage changes at a micro-level both formally and informally in complex and knowledge-based organization within a social context.
The Master of Social Sciences in Cultural Sociology provide students with:
The masterprogramme MSc Cultural Sociology from University of Southern Denmark provides you with analytical, process-related competencies that support a career in companies, organizations and associations that have to cope with change related to the development of new structures or improvement of relations between the society and its citizens, institutions and interest groups.
The programme entails a range of thematic areas based on different sociological approaches to the description, understanding and interpretation of the various structures, systems, cultures and groups of society. The aim is to provide students with a holistic understanding of the development of the modern state.
The thematic areas frame the lessons at each semester in terms of an integrated package of theoretical courses, methodological courses and exams including The Cultural Sociology Project, all which encourage the interdisciplinary approach that characterizes the MSc Cultural Sociology programme.
First semester focuses on socio-cultural prespectives on body and gender issues, including modern family relations, health perceptions, the place of gender in different societal contexts as well as the idealized body and its consequences.
Second semester includes a space, time and identity perspective focusing on mobility, negotiations of identity, urban space, nature, rural-urban relations and physical changes as a mean for social processes.
Third semester investigates the role of cultures and countercultures in social transformation processes, including learning and innovation; societal and organizational development; diffusion of norms; as well as social exclusion and harassment.
During the fourth semester, the thesis will be written which has to be about a cultural sociological issue linked to social transformation processes.
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