Syllabus for Anthropology in Practice

Anthropology in Practice

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5KA407
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Cultural Anthropology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-12-17
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Revised: 2010-10-25
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 44, 2010
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • Responsible department: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Learning outcomes

After accomplishing the course the student is expected to:
-Be oriented in current theoretical trends in the anthropological study of development.
-Possess a basic understanding of different institutional contexts of international development cooperation.
-Be able to find relevant information and draft an overview of a specific topic as a desk-study.
-Posses the skills of how to develop Terms of References.

Content

Contents
The objective of the course is to focus on how anthropological practice works in applied contexts, especially that of international development cooperation. The course will be based on lectures by academics and professionals working in ministries, government organisations, consultancy firms and NGOs combined with practical assignments such as the writing of policy papers, baseline studies and literature reviews, as well as to elaborate Terms of References and assess policy documents.

Instruction

The course is comprised of one or more of the following forms: lectures, seminars, field practise and/or counselling. Language of instruction is English.

Assessment

The examination will be in one or more of the following forms: home exam, memo writing, group work, active seminar participation and/or oral exam.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 10, 2018

  • Hagberg, Sten; Widmark, Charlotta Ethnographic practice and public aid : methods and meanings in development cooperation

    Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis :b Uppsala universitetsbibliotek [distributör], 2009

    [Available in Studentportalen]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Hardon, Anita Applied health research manual : anthropology of health and health care

    3rd, revised edition 2001: Amsterdam: Het Spinthuis, 2001

    [Library holds two copies]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Li, Tania The will to improve : governmentality, development, and the practice of politics

    Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2007

    http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006035585.html

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Nolan, Riall W. Using anthropology in the world : a guide to becoming an anthropologist practitioner

    New York, NY: Routledge, 2017.

    [Available electronically via the Uppsala University Library]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Rottenburg, Richard Far-fetched facts : a parable of development aid

    Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 2009

    [Available electronically via the Uppsala University Library]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Reading list revisions