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Qualification: Folkloristics/Ethnology, BA

Folkloristics/Ethnology, BA

Qualification Information

Knowledge, skills and competences
1. Knowledge
Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders

1.1. have attained a good knowledge of folkloristic and ethnological theories and concepts.
1.2. are aware of what makes up an academic explanation.
1.3. have developed a critical folkloristic viewpoint and attained a good scholarly knowledge of popular culture
1.4. have attained good general knowledge of the main features of folkloristics and a detailed knowledge of one or more of the fields of folkloristics and ethnology.
1.5. have attained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the fields of folkloristics and ethnology and a good working knowledge of the approaches used within qualitative research.
1.6. know how to critically assess the quality of source materials.
1.7. have attained an understanding of the different viewpoints expressed within folkloristic and ethnological research.

2. Skills
Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders:

2.1.have learned how to work independently and learned how to present material in a scholarly fashion, in both written and spoken form.
2.2. can apply folkloristic and ethnological approaches to given projects.
2.3. know how to analyse material independently, and can apply critical use of source materials to the discussion of particular subjects within the field.
2.4. have the ability to work in groups and direct the work of others.
2.5. know how to evaluate the quality of folkloristic and ethnological research.

3. Competences

Degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that holders:

 

3.1. have learnt how to write present written work in a professional and scholarly manner.
3.2. know how to take interviews and collect other forms of research material in the field and prepare this material for preservation and analysis
3.3. can provide logical explanations for the importance of folkloristic and ethnological knowledge.
3.4. know how to think critically.
3.5. show initiative in their studies.
3.6. know how to explain folkloristic and ethnological phenomena, and can provide logical explanations for her/ his conclusions for others in public.

3.7. know how to construct an organised piece of academic writing.
3.8. The student knows how to use the main forms of digital technology in order to increase her/his knowledge and to gather materials.
3.9. have attained the necessary academic skills to be able to take on further academic study.
3.10. have attained independence, and breadth and originality of thought which can later be applied to both work and study.
3.11. have the ability to study independently, to organise their work and their time, and to keep to time plans.
3.12. have attained the necessary academic skills to maintain their knowledge.

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Folkloristics/Ethnology

NQF Level: 
6