Undergraduate course

Current Anthropological Research

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeSANT285-1
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Spring 2018

Objectives and Content

This course gives students an understanding of ongoing anthropological research, exemplified through a focus on projects conducted by the department's scientific staff, or guest researchers. The lecturer(s)'s long-term research agenda will define the thematic orientation of the course as well as the selection of relevant readings, and lecturers will draw upon their own empirical findings and involvement in theoretical debates.

Learning Outcomes

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • provide an overview of the field of study addressed in the course, with particular reference to its history and theoretical and methodological debates in social anthropology


  • explain the current state-of-art of research in the field of study addressed in the course
  • explain the various methodological and theoretical considerations that must be taken in order to further develop the field of study

General competence

  • apply key concepts and perspectives from the course and its field of study independently, in the understanding and analysis of local and global processes
  • apply an understanding of the correlation and difference between empirical data, theory and analysis in text production

Access to the Course


Teaching and learning methods


Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Take home exam, 7 days. Words: 3000

Grading Scale


Assessment Semester

Spring 2018


Department of Social Anthropology


Contact Information

Department of Social Anthropology

Fosswinckelsgate 6

5007 Bergen

E-post: advice@sosantr.uib.no

Home page: http://www.uib.no/antro/

Phone: 55 58 92 50