SANT1020 - Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

How should we understand culture and cultural diversity scientifically? Historically, social anthropologists have developed perspectives to understand and explain cultural dimensions of human life. In a globalized world with frequent interaction and communication between people with different cultural backgrounds, cultural identity and diversity have become more significant in our lives and in public discourse. Knowledge about cultural diversity is pivotal to understand contemporary societies, and current global issues. Through course work, you are challenged to problematize and discuss cultural diversity from a general anthropological perspective.

Learning outcome

Upon completing this course, you have gained knowledge about the history of the discipline, its key theoretical perspectives, and its relevance for understanding culture and society.

Learning methods and activities

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

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

6 hours written examination

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


Course materials

See reading list available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SANT2200 7.5 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 2

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 arrangement: Home examination

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

Release 2020-12-08

Submission 2020-12-08

Release 09:00

Submission 15:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-06-03

Submission 2021-06-03

Release 09:00

Submission 15:00

Room Building Number of candidates
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