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SANT1020 - History of Anthropology

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 6 hours

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

In this course, you are introduced to social anthropology through its history. You learn about key thinkers, theories and perspectives that have shaped the discipline over the past 150 years, from the founders of the social sciences - Durkheim, Weber, and Marx - to the latest theories on globalization. Social anthropologists question, on the one hand, the relationship between individual and society and, on the other, how humans make meaning to their lives and the world through norms, values, practices, and the ways in which they organize themselves. Moreover, anthropological theories and perspectives are coloured and shaped by society. In the course, you will learn how the different perspective throughout the history of the discipline examine the two main questions from the point of view of the intellectual climate and societal challenges of their own age. New times demands new perspectives, and novel perspectives are developed on the basis of a critique of previous perspectives. You will learn about this dynamic development of the discipline through perspectives such as evolutionism and diffusionism, functionalism and structural functionalism, historical materialism, structuralism, and interactionalism.    

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

  • Have good knowledge to the distinctive and classical approaches on society and culture. 
  • Have good insight in central social anthropological works and how they build upon and at the same time differ from another.
  • Insight into the interaction between the disciplinary theory development and societal processes.

Skills

  • Have a basic understanding of the dynamics in the disciplinary development.
  • Be able to have a constructive and critical view on the academic texts.
  • Obtain skills in academic writing through working on the mandatory activities. 

General competence

  • Being able to critically assess the disciplinary perspectives, basis of knowledge and implications. 
  • Being able to question what we take for granted, such as our values, conduct and habits, and thus easier can relate to other ways of living.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. Some of the lectures may be given in English.

Please note that mandatory activities and lectures may start prior to the registration deadline.

Mandatory activity

Information about the mandatory activities in this course will be available in Blackboard at the beginning of the semester. The mandatory activities will be assessed as approved or not approved. In order to be qualified for the exam the mandatory assignment(s) has to be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise(s) and submission(s) of paper(s) in seminars

Further on evaluation

The examination consists of a 6 hour written exam. The exam can be written in Norwegian, English or another Scandinavian language.

Retake exam

It is possible to retake the exam. The examination is offered both semesters. The mandatory activities can only be taken in the semester the course is taught, so in order to retake the exam at a different semester, your assignments must be approved.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SANT2200 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100

Release
2021-12-06

Submission
2021-12-06


09:00


15:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-06-03 09:00 INSPERA
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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