Swedish Society and Everyday Life
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5EE503
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Ethnology G1N
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Department Board, 28 September 2009
- Responsible department
- Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
General entry requirements
The course will give a wide insight into Swedish culture and everyday life through examining areas like everyday life, modernity, ethnicity, work-place culture, images of Swedishness and the cultural impact of globalisation and new economies
On completion of the course the student is expected to possess knowledge of:
The cultural context of industrialisation and technological change
The terminology of ethnology, anthropology and cultural analysis
Transnational cultural processes and perspectives
The significance of cultural analysis: fieldwork and ethnography, themes,
theories, and tools
How Sweden has altered as a result of wider cultural forces
The course examines contemporary ethnological perspectives on the cultures of everyday life in Sweden. A theoretical perspective forms the basis for a critical understanding of the links between culture and society. Analysing culture, ethnicity, modernity, "new economy", electronic revolution, communication and popular culture will provide a basis for the unfolding of problem-solving skills and team-work, which are all essential factors in making the most of this course. The course might be seen as an essential part of professional training in many areas, such as medicine, technology, international management and ICT-related professions.
The instruction consists of lectures, seminars based on readings and discussions, along with study tours, individual tutoring and minor fieldwork. All instruction and literature are in English. The dialogue between the students and the teachers is vital and we are eager to get to know what you want from this course and to draw from your experiences of life in Sweden and life abroad.
The course grade is based on active participation in seminars, written home examinations presentations and the writing of papers and a concluding essay.
The grades are corresponding to ECTS credits pass with distinction (VG), pass (G), fail (U).