OutlineObjectivesAcquired competenciesCoursesCareers

By emerging oneself in the life of communities hidden from the superficial gaze, anthropologists come to have a better understanding of their own culture and see their own way of life through the eyes of another. In this department students learn how to question what is taken from granted and to get involved in field research, community development and cultural management projects.

Students will gain in-depth knowledge on the form societies take and how they function, a wide range of concepts, theories, ideas and methodologies that will allow them to critically formulate ontologies of the social world and epistemologies through which to understand it, as well as the assimilation and solid mastery of a coherent set of research methods and techniques that will enable them to collect and analyse quantitative, qualitative and ethnographic data;

Developing the relevant skills required by a technical job, such as documentarian, individual interview operator, group interview moderator, data analyst operator;

Developing the ability to initiate, design, manage and complete field surveys or anthropological research:  problematisation, choosing the research field (population, sample, subjects), conceptualization, operationalization, data collection and analysis (e.g. the quantitative or qualitative evaluation of a program; the identification of resources and obstacles in the development of a community, etc.);

Developing a set of lifelong transferable attitudes and skills (cognitive, communication, interactional and civic, self-knowledge and self-organization), which can be used outside the academic environment and which are highly rated by employers and community members;

Developing a transferable knowledge and skills base that will give students a sense of direction in both their education and career, that will allow them to continue their studies and enrol in a master’s degree in sociology/anthropology or a related specialization (psychology, economics, political science, communication sciences, education sciences, legal sciences) in the country or abroad;

Professional competencies

Designing and conducting anthropological and sociological research (collection, processing and analysis of social data) in organizations and communities, ethno-cultural studies, community development studies, etc.


  • Describing concepts, theories, paradigms and methodologies used in the research of organizations, communities, cultural and ethnic diversity, community development;
  • Formulating hypotheses and operationalization of key concepts for explaining and interpreting different social phenomena regarding organizations and communities;


  • Identifying methods, techniques, procedures and research tools appropriate for researching various social phenomena and collecting empirical data;
  • Analysis of empirical data and critical and constructive evaluation of one’s own research approach, of the theories and methodologies used for the research of communities and organizations;
  • Developing innovative models for researching social phenomena in organizations and communities, cultural and ethnic diversity and community development through the use of established methodologies;

Management of social data systems


  • Description of procedures and software applications specific to the management of databases build with social indicators;
  • The use of procedures and software specific to information systems based on social indicators in order to explain and interpret various types of concepts, situations and processes;


  • Using specific software to solve typical problems for managing databases with social indicators;
  • Construction and assessment of social indicators relevant for social research;
  • Creating and managing databases with social indicators;

Transversal skills:

Applying rigorous, efficient work strategies, punctuality and personal responsibility for the results, based on the principles, norms and values of the professional code  of ethics;

Applying appropriate group communication techniques, empathic abilities for interpersonal communication and assuming specific teamwork roles;

Efficient use of the information sources and of the communication resources and assisted professional training (Internet portals, specialized software applications, databases, online courses, etc.) both in Romanian and in an international language.

1st semester

General sociology
 Sociological research methods and techniques
 Introduction to anthropology
 Complementary course optional 1
 Complementary course optional 2
 Foreign language 1
 Physical Education course 1

2nd semester

Modern sociological theories
 Social statistics and data analysis
 Socio cultural anthropological paradigms
 Specialized course optional 3
 Professional practice 1
 Foreign language 2
 Physical Education course 2

3rd semester

Contemporary sociological theories
 Sociology and anthropology of the family
 Qualitative methods in sociological research
 Social psychology
 Economic anthropology
 Specialized course optional 4

4th semester

Sociological paradigms
 Field research and ethnography
 Symbolic anthropology
 Specialized course optional 5
 Specialized course optional 6
 Specialized course optional 7
 Professional practice 2

5th semester

Urban sociology
 Rural sociology
 Stratification and social mobility
 Specialized course optional 8
 Specialized course optional 9
 Specialized course optional 10
 Applied specialized research

6th semester

Contemporary anthropologies
 Interethnic relations
 History of social thinking in Romania
 Specialized course optional 11
 Specialized course optional 12
 Applied research for the Bachelor’s thesis

Possible job positions according to the Romanian Occupation Classification (COR)

Development agent; Anthropology research assistant; Research assistant in fine arts-industrial design; Sociology research assistant; Community development researcher; Publicist editor; Advisor on public administration; Personnel reconversion – mobility consultant; Domestic or foreign special correspondent; Local expert on Roma issues; Social mediator; Mentor; Museum curator; Organizer of fairs and exhibitions; Delegated film producer; Teacher in high school, post-high school education; Vocational education and foreman training; Marketing specialist; Journalist (higher education); Sociologist; Marketing specialist