Course - Key Concepts in Social Anthropology - SANT1021
SANT1021 - Key Concepts in Social Anthropology
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||6 hours||E|
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.
A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- Have an overview of the ongoing debate on concepts, methods and theories within the discipline.
- Have basic knowledge about central concepts in social anthropology and apply these to interprete current cultural and social phenomenon.
Skills and general competense
- Being able to reflect on the relationship between multi-human and cultural experiences
- Have developed a consiousness about the dynamic approaches to differences and similarities in peoples social life, and on the basis of this are able to interpret and produce ethnographic knowledge.
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.
You shall submit one written exercise in SANT1021. The written exercise consists of one blog text that is published in Blackboard during the semester. The text will be approved or not approved.
Information about the mandatory activities in this course will be available in Blackboard at the beginning of the semester. In order to be qualified for the exam the mandatory assignment(s) has to be approved.
- 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.
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.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.
Credits: 15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2022
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Social Sciences
- Social Anthropology
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-12-16 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 77 SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 13 SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 2 SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 3
- Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-06-02 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 7
- * 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"