List of courses.
List of courses in Ethnology.
Bachelor's level, basic courses
- Cultural Heritage and the Uses of History: Concepts and Perspectives, 7.5 credits
- Cultural Heritage and Visual and Narrative Forms of Expression, 7.5 credits
- Ethnology A, 30 credits
- Forms of Expressions: Music, Dance and Visual Media, 7.5 credits
- Imaginative Worlds: Belief and Ritual, 7.5 credits
- Imaginative Worlds: Magic, Religion, and Traditional Medicine, 7.5 credits
- Introduction to Ethnology and Folklore Studies, 7.5 credits
- Practicing Ethnology and Folklore Studies - Cultural Heritage and Tourism, 7.5 credits
- Practicing Ethnology and Folklore Studies - Migration and Urbanism, 7.5 credits
- Societal Changes and Social Organisation: Maintenance and Forms of Life, 7.5 credits
- Societal Changes and Social Organisation: Nation-Building and Cultural Identity, 7.5 credits
- Swedish Society and Everyday Life, 15 credits
Bachelor's level, continuing courses
Master's level courses
- Contemporary Culture Theory, 7.5 credits
- Cultural and Natural Heritage, 7.5 credits
- From Medievalism to Climate Change Apocalypse: Folkloristic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage, Disaster and Climate, 7.5 credits
- Methods and Texts in Current Ethnological and Folkloristic Research, 7.5 credits
- Sustainable Heritage Destinations, 15 credits
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About the Subject
Ethnology is a cultural science that offers insight into human ways of life from cultural, social and historical perspectives. The discipline covers both contemporary and historical studies of material conditions, social relations, beliefs and patterns of thought, as well as the study of ethnological knowledge production including its theories and methodologies.
Courses in the department integrate factual knowledge as well as theoretical and methodological components. Knowledge is collected from materials that include written documents, verbal statements and physical objects. Important research methods include field work, interviews, observations, and textual analysis. In addition to lectures and group discussions, important elements of an education in Ethnology, already from the introductory level, include exercises in the form of textual analysis and field work. One of the learning goals of this education is to develop students' capacity for carrying out independent verbal and written presentations that satisfy high scientific standards. Examinations are generally carried out through home exams, essays and term papers.
Beginning at the introductory level and continuing through advanced levels, the education in Ethnology offers a foundation for continued research as well as professional work beyond the university. Knowledge and experience of Ethnology is particularly relevant for professional careers in the cultural sphere, for example museums, archives, heritage management, cultural administration, journalism and information, teaching, child care, and social work, not least with respect to intercultural meetings.
Telephone: +46 18 471 22 13