This course is designed as practical sessions to help students in writing their master thesis. Master thesis is the most important written document submitted to obtain the master degree in anthropology. The course that consists of three different parts will teach students to select their research topics and formulate their research questions, to write research outlines and conduct literature review, to choose methodology and present their findings, to write discussion and conclusion chapters. Moreover, it will advise them how to polish, format and edit their theses.

Research and Writing Colloquium III aims to help master students to present and analyze their findings, draw conclusion, format, polish and finalize their master thesis. The skills and competencies obtained during the course will be highly useful for students in developing and completing their master thesis.

This course is designed as practical sessions to help students in writing their master thesis. Master thesis is the most important written document submitted to obtain the master degree in anthropology. The course that consists of three different parts will teach students to select their research topics and formulate their research questions, to write research outlines and conduct literature review, to choose methodology and present their findings, to write discussion and conclusion chapters. Moreover, it will advise them how to polish, format and edit their theses.

Research and Writing Colloquium I aims to help master students formulating their research topics and research questions, elaborate their methodology, conduct and write their literature review. The skills and competencies obtained during the course will be highly useful for students in developing and completing their master thesis.

The study of the Middle East has become very topical recently. Terrorism, fundamentalism, Islamism has become the issues associated with the region. At the same time, the Middle East is not only about Islam. It is a very diverse region with a rich history and culture. Along with Muslims there are various Christian and Jewish communities living side by side with Muslims. Different languages are spoken such as Turkish, Persian, Kurdish as well as European languages.

The course will provide an anthropological introduction to the Middle Eastern region. It will discuss such issues as history, religion, ethnicity, the importance of kinship, family and tribal relations, folk culture and printed media. Specific classes will address the position of women in the Middle East and the challenges the society and people in the region face today.