SANT1022 - Ethnographic Method


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 7 days

Course content

How do social anthropologists observe, describe, compare and interpret society and culture? Through practical exercises in fieldwork techniques and interpretative methods, you will acquire basic skills in anthropological methods, and in research ethics.

Learning outcome

Upon completing this course, you have developed knowledge about methods of ethnographic observation and description, comparative methods, and qualitative interpretative methods. You have gained some basic skills to collect and interpret empirical material. You should also be able to narrate field experiences through different media.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and practical exercises in fieldwork techniques, such as observations, interviews, and audio-visual recordings.
Some of the lectures may be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field exercises and submission of papers in seminars

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
SANT2100 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:  SPRING 2021

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: Home examination

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