SANT1023 - Central Research Issues in Anthropology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

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

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

What are the relationships between theoretical perspectives, concepts, and empirical and analytical methods in social anthropological research? Through course work, you are challenged to identify and problematize how anthropological knowledge is developed, from field observations to analysis and representation. Through detailed studies of local life and comparison you will obtain knowledge about different societies, cultures and humans, and in addition a deeper understanding of how different parts of a society are connected.

Learning outcome

Upon completing this course, you have developed basic knowledge about the relationship between theory, methods and empirical research. You will get a holistic understanding about the ongoing interaction between empirical knowledge, theory and the anthropological field method. In this course you will attain skills which you can use to discuss current cultural and social questions from a social anthropological perspective. 

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.

Mandatory activity

Information about the mandatory activities in this course will be available in Blackboard at the beginning of the semester. The mandatory activity will be assessed as approved or not approved. In order to be qualified for the exam the mandatory assignment(s) has to be approved.

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

The examination consists of a 6 hours written exam. The exam can be written in Norwegian, English or another Scandinavian language.

Retake exam

It is possible to retake the exam. The examination is offered both semesters. The mandatory assignments can only be taken during the same semester in which the course is being taught, so in order to retake the exam during a different semester, your assignments will need to be approved beforehand.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The reading list will be 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:  SPRING 2022

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 exam

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





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-25 09:00 INSPERA
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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