Major subject - Nordic Ethnology
Our habits, routines, experiences, ideas and lifestyles are characterised by cultural patterns. Ethnology studies these phenomena, how they change in interaction with other people and how they are affected by such factors as gender, ethnicity, class or sexuality. Cultural patterns are reflected in our food consumption, clothing and home decoration, all of which contribute to our identity. During your ethnology studies, you can also delve more deeply into everyday phenomena including working life, web communities, political groups or religious rituals. Students of Nordic Ethnology will study phenomena related to Finland-Swedish, Finnish and Scandinavian daily life, both as they are today or from a historical perspective.
If you’ve earned a Bachelor’s degree in cultural analysis with a specialisation in Ethnology or Folkloristics, you can choose Nordic Ethnology as your major subject at the Master’s level. In addition to advanced courses in Ethnology, your studies will include the practical gathering of materials in the field as well as analysis of verbal and written sources. During your Master’s studies, you can continue your prior minor subjects, choose a new short minor subject or take individual courses as elective studies.