Ethnology 2021/2022

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Course Administration

E-mail: kursadm@antro.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 13

Ethnology is a cultural science that offers insight into human ways of life from cultural, social and historical perspectives. The discipline covers both contemporary and historical studies of material conditions, social relations, beliefs and patterns of thought, as well as the study of ethnological knowledge production including its theories and methodologies.

Courses in the department integrate factual knowledge as well as theoretical and methodological components. Knowledge is collected from materials that include written documents, verbal statements and physical objects. Important research methods include field work, interviews, observations, and textual analysis. In addition to lectures and group discussions, important elements of an education in Ethnology, already from the introductory level, include exercises in the form of textual analysis and field work. One of the learning goals of this education is to develop students' capacity for carrying out independent verbal and written presentations that satisfy high scientific standards. Examinations are generally carried out through home exams, essays and term papers.

Beginning at the introductory level and continuing through advanced levels, the education in Ethnology offers a foundation for continued research as well as professional work beyond the university. Knowledge and experience of Ethnology is particularly relevant for professional careers in the cultural sphere, for example museums, archives, heritage management, cultural administration, journalism and information, teaching, child care, and social work, not least with respect to intercultural meetings.

Contact

Course Administration

E-mail: kursadm@antro.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 13