SANT2022 - Migration, settlement and mobility


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 60/100 4 hours E
Assignment 40/100

Course content

Migration characterizes human history, and migration exists in different forms and for many different reasons all over the world. People flee from war and conflicts. Some migrate voluntarily in search for a better life for themselves and their children. Others move because of climate changes. In this course, you learn about different forms of migrations and mobility, different categories of migrants, and causes of migration. You learn about processes of cultural reproduction and change when people settle in new places, and how their position in society changes over time. Through course work, you are challenged to reflect generally and comparatively on human migration and cultural diversity and co-existence.

Learning outcome

Upon completing this course, you have developed basic anthropological knowledge about human migration, mobility, and settlement. You will have acquired knowledge about relationships between migration and mobility on the one hand and, on the other, society, culture, and identity. You have acquired knowledge about theoretical perspectives on cultural diversity and co-existence, and methods to observe and describe cultural complexity.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and writing workshop.

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

Mandatory activity

The mandatory activity in this course is to submit a draft of the article that is written as a group exam. 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

  • Submission of a draft for the article

Further on evaluation

The exam consists of an article of 6000 words written in groups that counts as 40 percent of the grade, and a 4 hours written individual exam that counts 60 percent of the grade. The exam can be written in Norwegian, English or another Scandinavian language.

Retake exam

It is possible to retake the exam. The school exam is offered both semesters, but it is only possible to submit the portfolio the semester the course is taught.

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.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, 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: Assignment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 E 2023-12-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 35
Spring ORD School exam 60/100 E 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.

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