AFR2900 - Bachelor Essay


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The students will write an essay in which they make use of knowledge and competence acquired throughout the bachelor study. Students select a topic of their own choice. The essay must meet the general requirements for scientific logic and arguments. The course is obligatory for all BA students in African Studies.

Learning outcome

The students are expected to develop independent skills by writing an essay on central issues on African social life. In addition to acquiring writing skills and analytic reasoning, the essay can also serve as a pre-study for those students who plan to enroll at a master degree programme.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars.

Compulsory assignments

  • Godkjent muntlig presentasjon i seminar

Further on evaluation

The grade will be based on an essay (15 pages, approx 6000 words) and an oral examination. Deadline for submission of the essay is May 15. The essay will receive a grade, which may be subject to change on the basis of performance during the oral exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

60 credits from courses in African Studies

Course materials

Information will be given at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
AFR2150 7.5 01.09.2011
AFR2000 15.0 01.09.2011
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Africa Studies
  • Social Anthropology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology



Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100

Release 2020-05-08

Submission 2020-05-15

Release 10:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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