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Current Anthropological Research: Anthropology of Displacement

Hovedinnhold

Studiepoeng, omfang

10 ECTS

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Bachelor

Undervisningssemester

Autumn

Mål og innhald

This course gives a comprehensive introduction to a specific area of contemporary anthropological investigation. Current research trends and recent theoretical developments are explored through critical discussions with emphasis on anthropology's evolving engagement with the selected field. The course offers a unique opportunity to be acquainted with diverse aspects - methodological, epistemological and theoretical - of the research process, aspects that lie at the very basis of anthropological analysis and practice, and of ethnographic production.

Theme Autumn 2022

"Displacement" most often refers to the process of fleeing one's home owing to violence and, as such, is widely associated with refugees. This course, however, suggests that dis-place-ment conveys much more widely human experiences. These include the meaning of place; home, safety, and belonging; the search for roots and origins; and how experiences of rupture can upend people's capacities to thrive. Topics explored will include, among others: border crossing; place and place-making; displacement in place; the uncanny; and exile. 

Læringsutbyte

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

Knowledge

  • 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

Skills

  • 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

Krav til forkunnskapar

None

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

Introductory courses in Social Anthropology

Studiepoengsreduksjon

None

Krav til studierett

Open to students at the University of Bergen

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures/seminars, and could also contain field trip and/or presentations

2-4 hours per week 5-10 weeks, 12-16 hours in total

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

None

Vurderingsformer

Take home exam, 5 days. Words: 3000 (+/- 10 %)

Karakterskala

Grading A-F

Vurderingssemester

Assessment in teaching semester

Litteraturliste

The reading list will be ready before 3 May for the autumn semester

Emneevaluering

All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education

Programansvarleg

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses

Administrativt ansvarleg

Department of Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study programme.

Kontakt

Department of Social Anthropology

studieveileder.sosantr@uib.no

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Heimeeksamen

    Oppgave utleveres
    07.11.2022, 09:00
    Innleveringsfrist
    11.11.2022, 14:00
    Trekkfrist
    24.10.2022
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