SANT1000 - Introduction to Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 4 timer

Course content

The course provides an introduction to central themes, modes of analysis and methods (such as fieldwork and participant observation) in Social Anthropology. It gives an introduction to the discipline’s key concepts and discusses the usefulness of such concepts including culture, holism, relativism and comparison. It also includes the history of the discipline, and gives an overview of the theoretical complexity, current discussions and present challenges of the discipline. The course is compulsory for all BA and One-Year Programme students in Social Anthropology.

Learning outcome

To develop basic knowledge of Social Anthropological approaches to social life and cultural variation. The students shall acquire an understanding of the discipline’s hallmarks, ways of thinking, and obtain knowledge of the important themes and approaches in Social Anthropology. They shall also gain insight into the methods used in the discipline. The course gives a basic insight and an initial introduction for students who aim to do either a BA or a One-Year Programme in Social Anthropology. It also gives an introduction and overview to students from other disciplines, who are interested in Social Anthropology as a minor subject. Additionally, the obligatory written exercise will develop the student’s skills in academic writing.

Learning methods and activities

Approx. 24 hours lectures/seminars, 2 day-seminar. Deadline approved written assignment: November 1st.
4-hour written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved written assignment

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVSANT101 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2013

Language of instruction: Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Anthropology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2013-12-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2014-05-23 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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