Syllabus for Ethnography

Etnografi

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5KA426
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Cultural Anthropology A1N, Ethnology A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2017-10-25
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 27, 2018
  • 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

The objective of the course is to give an in-depth knowledge of ethnographic research methods.

After accomplishing the course the student is expected to:

  • Problematise ethnographic methods for data collection and analysis with special emphasis on fieldwork, participant observation and field techniques.
  • Be able to practically implement ethnographical research methods

Content

Ethnography is a qualitative method with origins in cultural and social anthropology, although in recent years it has become increasingly popular amongst scholars in many other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. The aim of this course is to discuss and practice ethnography and other anthropological methods. During this ten weeks course, we combine practical exercises with reading texts on research methodology. After the course you will know how to do ethnography in a comprehensive way, and appreciate its endless possibilities.

Instruction

The course is comprised of one or more of the following forms: lectures, seminars, field practice. 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 oral presentations. The course will be graded pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) or fail (U).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Davies, Charlotte Aull Reflexive ethnography : a guide to researching selves and others

    2. ed.: London: Routledge, 2008

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Ehn, Billy; Löfgren, Orvar; Wilk, Richard R. Exploring everyday life : strategies for ethnography and cultural analysis

    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, cop. 2016

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Emerson, Robert M.; Fretz, Rachel I.; Shaw, Linda L. Writing ethnographic fieldnotes

    2. ed.: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Frykman, Jonas; Gilje, Nils Being there : new perspectives on phenomenology and the analysis of culture

    Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2003

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Digital ethnography : principles and practice Pink, Sarah; Horst, Heather; Postill, John; Hjorth, Larissa; Lewis, Tania; Tacchi, Jo

    1st edition.: London: SAGE, 2016

    Find in the library

    Mandatory