SANT3020 - Theoretical Perspectives


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course provides you with a broad understanding of recent theoretical approaches in Social Anthropology. It gives insight into how theoretical concepts and perspectives are produced and operate in the discipline, and how these develop in relation to broader social and intellectual contexts. In this regard, the course considers central concepts and debates in both classical and contemporary anthropological theory. The course moreover challenges you to think through the connections between basic anthropological theory and your own project, and it is expected that you begin the work of selecting literature that regards the empirical phenomenon you plan to study and that employs different disciplinary perspectives, theories, and concepts.

Learning outcome

You have advanced knowledge of analytical concepts, models and forms of analysis within the field. You can choose and assess theoretical perspectives critically, analytical models and concepts related to studies of specific empirical phenomena.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. Lectures will normally be given in Norwegian and English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in monograph session

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignment is participation in monographic session.

The exam consists of a written term paper. More information will be given in Blackboard in the beginning of the semester. The exam can be written in Norwegian, English or another Scandinavian language.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Anthropology (MSANT)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree in social anthropology or the equivalent

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SANT3000 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Anthropology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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





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Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
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