Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology: Society, Culture and Communication specialization Vytautas Magnus University
The goal of the program specialization Society, Culture and Communication are to train highly-qualified graduates in sociology and communication who would be able to identify and analyze social problems and cultural processes, to expertly conduct sociological and communication research, to explain, compare and evaluate social processes and to apply creatively their research skills in the fields of communication and information science.
Why Society, Culture and Communication programme specialization?
- International study environment and international comparative perspective.
- Knowledge of innovative contemporary social research methods and analytical data skills.
- Creative thinking and communication skills.
- Bachelor of social sciences with an interdisciplinary approach: a combination of Sociology and Communication Studies courses.
- Possibilities to participate in a variety of exchange programmes (Erasmus+ studies in various Europe states and VMU bilateral exchange outside Europe) for semester study and/or internships in the EU and other countries.
Feedback of Lecturer
The contemporary world needs thoughtful, innovative, and creative individuals who would contribute to its betterment. The “Society, Culture and Communication” study programme will enable its students to combine theoretical and empirical knowledge about society and culture with practical tools of cognition and communication.
Prof. Artūras Tereškinas, Professor of the Programme, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University
Evaluated as very good and accredited for the longest possible period of seven years by the international expert panel of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education.
The study programme specialization offers students a variety of analytical, creative, and professional competencies, knowledge, and skills, which are in these study areas:
- Cultural diversity and intercultural communication.
- Qualitative and quantitative social research methods.
- Classical and contemporary sociological thinking.
- Applied statistics and basics of data analytics.
- Qualitative data (content and text) analysis.
- Principles of marketing, public relations, and strategic communication.
- Audiovisual communication and scriptwriting.
- Application of critical thinking, theory, and research methods within various social issues (i.e. inequality, demography, health, family, religion, and other fields).
After completion of the study programme specialization you will be able to:
- Work as analysts and communication specialists in government (ministries and other state institutions), non-governmental (human rights organizations, etc.), and private (insurance, marketing, public relations companies, etc.) sectors.
- Use acquired skills in sociology and communication in analyzing and communicating knowledge to both target and wider audiences on the issues of social exclusion, poverty, structural inequality, public health, civic (dis)empowerment, and social policy.
- Employ innovative contemporary social research methods in order to identify, forecast, and solve fundamental social problems in national and international companies, organizations, and institutions.
- Continue studies in the Master's study programs of sociology, social anthropology, and other social sciences and humanities in Lithuania and foreign study institutions.