SANT1021 - Key Concepts in Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

How we perceive and represent reality depends on the concepts and notions we employ to interpret and describe it. What are the differences using folk concepts and scientific concepts in describing, interpreting and debating society and culture? In this course, you acquire a basic conceptual framework to make an anthropological argument and explanation. Through course work, you are challenged to employ anthropological concepts to explain current societal and cultural issues.

Learning outcome

Upon completing this course, you have learned key concepts in social anthropology. In addition, you should be able to employ the concepts to debate and explain current social and cultural issues.

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

More on the course



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:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology



Examination arrangement: Written examination

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