Ancient American research deals with the cultural development of Latin America. The main focus is on the past and present of the indigenous societies of South and Central America and their global networks.

Historically, the social development is taken up from the beginnings of complex societies to the time of the Spanish or Portuguese conquest and colonial rule up to independence. In addition, the current political and social processes are discussed. The indigenous population is given special consideration here. An interdisciplinary perspective is used here, which combines archaeological, historical and cultural anthropological research approaches and analyzes cultural developments in their historical depth. The course content also includes learning an Amerindian language (either Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, K'iche 'Maya or Quechua). In addition, an individual regional focus (South or Central America) is possible during the course. A Latin America-related internship lasting several weeks offers the first opportunity for professional orientation.

Entry Requirement 

HZB (e.g. Abitur)

German language skills (language level GeR B2)

Career Prospectus

Possible occupational fields:

Museums, culture / science management, media, publishing, international organizations, development cooperation, foundations, authorities, public relations, business (e.g. tourism), adult education, science (teaching / research at universities, research institutions, etc.).

Incidentally, possible occupational fields correspond strongly with the choice of the core subject.

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