SANT2024 - Global Inequality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Many of the most urgent issues in the world of today are rooted in unequal access to resources. In this course, we focus on inequality in "The Global South", within a context of international and comparative perspectives. You will learn about current social issues relating to various forms of inequality, approached through anthropological theory and empirical studies. The topics selected are linked to ongoing research at the Department. Examples include issues relating to modernisation, urbanisation, gender and rights, neoliberalism, ethnicity, climate and environment, the challenges faced by smallholders, and governance. The topics we teach will vary over time.

Learning outcome

When you have completed this course, you can describe perspectives and theories regarding global inequalities, assess theories based on empirical studies, and choose theory strategically to analyse a current issue. Furthermore, you will have developed consciousness about the social and political significance of inequality for the affected people and for our global community, you can see inequality from the point of view of the weak, and you want to contribute to knowledge and to change.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars.

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

Mandatory activity

The mandatory activity in this course is an oral presentation. Information about the mandatory activities in this course will be available in Blackboard at the beginning of the semester. The mandatory activities will be assessed as approved or not approved. In order to be qualified for the exam the mandatory activity has to be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation 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.

Retake exam

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.

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:  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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-10 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 33
  • * 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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