Maritime Anthropology

The course explores the social and cultural dimensions of coastal and marine management through the lens of anthropology focusing on contemporary and historical human cultures.

The ocean and coastal areas of the world are intimately connected to human systems. This course will explore the social and cultural dimensions of coastal and marine management through the lens of anthropology focusing on living and historical cultures. We will examine the relationships between humans and the marine environment historically and cross-culturally while attempting to understand not only how we manage, but the worldviews and cultural specifics that dictate why we manage marine systems in the way we do. 

Prerequisites: Completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study. It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryIceland
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date06.12.2021
End date10.12.2021
Registration deadline01.11.2021
ECTS credits2.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyHumanities (others)Sociology and cultural studies
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagscultureanthropologymaritime
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