Syllabus for Ethnography and Multiculturalism

Ethnography and Multiculturalism


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5KA406
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Ethnology A1N, Cultural Anthropology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-12-17
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Revised: 2010-10-25
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 44, 2010
  • 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

After accomplishing the course the student is expected to:
-Possess an in-depth understanding of central concepts and processes of segregation, exclusion and inclusion.
-Be able to implement ethnographic methods in applied multicultural contexts.
-Be able to analyse and turn empirical data into reports and proposals that foster processes of inclusion.
-Improved skills to co-operate with practitioners


The objective of the course is to use ethnography as a method to work with pluralism, multiculturalism and integration in practical and applied contexts. The course will provide tools for working with multiculturalism in state organisations, municipalities and NGOs as to address issues of how to discover and address various forms of discrimination. The interface of multiculturalism and gender will be highlighted. While examples will be mainly drawn from present-day Sweden, examples from other countries will be used to deepen the comparative understanding of multiculturalism.


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


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.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 10, 2018

  • Hage, Ghassan Is racism an environmental threat?

    Cambridge: Polity, 2017

    Find in the library


  • Konde, Patrick Ra(ce)ising Questions About School: Analyzing social structures in a Swedish High School

    Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi, 2017

    Studentuppsats, masterexamen


  • Mack, Jennifer The construction of equality : Syriac immigration and the Swedish city

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

    Find in the library


Reading list revisions