SANT1001 - Social Organization and Formation of Identity


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 5 timer

Course content

The course deals with the formation, expression, maintenance and change of identities. It covers principles of social organization like kinship, ethnicity, gender and age. The course also includes theories of nationalism and identity politics in the wake of decolonization, postcolonial theory and the political and cultural activities of minorities. In addition, it gives an overview of different cultural notions of emotions and personhood. The course is compulsory for students working toward a bachelor's degree or the one year study program in social anthropology.

Learning outcome

The course will enable the students to give an account of diverse principles of social organization and differentiation, such as kinship, ethnicity, gender and age. They will be able to describe the central elements of theories of nationalism, identity politics and postcolonial theory. The students will also be expected to be familiar with diverse cultural notions of emotions and personhood. The required paper is designed to teach the students academic writing skills.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars/written assignments (approx. 48 hours)
Deadline for the written assignment: October 15th.

5-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
SVSANT103 15.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 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 2013-12-11 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2014-05-16 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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