SANT1022 - Ethnographic Method


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 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 in some semesters audio-visual recordings. Some of the lectures may be given in English.

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

Mandatory assignments

The mandatory assignments in this course is field training and submissions in seminars. You'll find more information in Blackboard at the beginning of the semester. The mandatory activity will be assessed as approved or not approved, and has to be approved in order to be qualified for the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field exercises and submission of papers in seminars

Further on evaluation

The examination consists of a three day home exam. The exam can be written in Norwegian, English or another Scandinavian language.

Retake the exam

It is possible to retake the exam. The examination is offered both semesters. The mandatory assignments 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.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SANT2100 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





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





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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