Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, 50%, Campus
Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 29 October 2023
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-52013 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
Registration: Please contact the department.
Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500
About the course
This course approaches anthropological theory from three different perspectives: historically, thematically, and through contemporary anthropological research.
The first perspective explores some of the key problems to which modern social and cultural anthropology has emerged as a response. The second focuses on major theories, themes, and debates that have informed anthropological inquiry. The third exemplifies how anthropologists revisit and remediate classical theoretical discussions in analytical work today.
In addition to reading the course literature, you are expected to take an active part in seminar discussions, complete several writing exercises, and present a course paper orally in class. By the end of the course, you should have acquired the ability critically to discuss central aspects of the history of anthropological theory and be able to make use of such knowledge in the construction of contemporary anthropological problems.
Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H
Box 631, 751 26 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 22 13