Syllabus for Contemporary Debates and Developments in Cultural Anthropology
Contemporary Debates and Developments in Cultural Anthropology
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Cultural Anthropology 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:
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.
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.
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
The Department Board
The Department Board
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
The objective of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge and insights regarding one or more key debates in contemporary cultural anthropology and related developments in anthropological theory, method and ethnography.
After accomplishing the course the student is expected to: • Possess an in-depth understanding of key contemporary debates and developments in social and cultural anthropology; • Be able to critically assess and compare alternative theoretical and methodological approaches to contemporary anthropological research themes. • Be able to elaborate implications of contemporary debates in social and cultural anthropology for the student’s own Master’s thesis project.
Drawing from recently published ethnographic, theoretical, and/or methodological texts in cultural anthropology, the course surveys contemporary developments in one or more subfields of cultural anthropology by means of a series of case-studies and/or thematic reviews presented in lectures, seminars and workshops.
The course is comprised of one or more of the following forms: lectures, seminars, field practice and/or tutoring. Language of instruction is English.
Students will be assessed based upon their active participation in seminars, written assignments, oral presentations, and the writing of a final paper. A passing grade requires at least 75% participation in class meetings and exercises.