Syllabus for Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory

Fördjupning i antropologisk teori

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5KA401
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Cultural Anthropology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-01-23
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Revised: 2010-10-25
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 28, 2011
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • Responsible department: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to give an in-depth knowledge of the history of ideas and theoretical development of anthropology.

After accomplishing the course the student is expected to:
• Independently discuss central problem areas within anthropological theory with special focus on the constantly topical questions about the relation between the universally given and the socially constructed in modern anthropology.

Content

The course deals with central problem areas of anthropological theory with special focus on the constantly topical questions about the relation between the universally and the given (‘nature’) and the particular and socially constructed (‘culture’).

Instruction

The course is comprised of one or more of the following forms: lectures, seminars and/or counselling. Language of instruction is possibly English.

Assessment

The examination will be in one or more of the following forms: home exam, memo writing, group work, active seminar participation and/or oral exam. The course will be graded pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) or fail (U).

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2019

  • Moore, Henrietta L.; Sanders, Todd Anthropology in theory : issues in epistemology

    2. ed.: Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2014

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Barnard, Alan History and theory in anthropology.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Engelke, Matthew Think like an anthropologist

    [London, UK]: Pelican, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Willerslev, Rane Soul hunters : hunting, animism, and personhood among the Siberian Yakughirs

    Berkeley: University of California Press, cop. 2007

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Reading list revisions