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In Culture's Mirror - Anthropological Perspectives on Our Society , 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Social Anthropology
SUBJECT AREA   Social Anthropology - SO2
  COURSE CODE   741G14
On completion of the course, the student should, at a basic level, be able to:
- account for socio-anthropological perspectives on people as cultural creators of norms and social rules,
- make the implicit creation of norms and rules visible, in a critical and reflecting way,
- account for socio-anthropological perspectives on the individual's relation to cultural and social structures.
The course uses conceptions of western society as a starting point. The course focuses on norms and social rules, such as cultural conceptions, and methods to make these visible with a critical and reflecting approach. This is done, for example, by discussing what a reversed society would be, and what such a society could tell us about the existing system of norms and rules;. In addition, questions about individual free choice are addressed in relation to cultural and social structures.
The course work mainly consists of independent literature studies. In addition, there will be teaching in the form of lectures, film screenings, seminars, work in groups and individual supervision. The seminars in all cases imply work that should be carried out in advance.
The course is examined both continuously within the scope of the teaching through active participation in seminars and results of group work presented in writing, and at the end of the course through an individual assignment, also presented in writing. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

General entry requirements.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
In Culture's Mirror - Anthropological Perspectives on Our Society
I kulturens spegel. Antropologiska perspektiv på vårt eget samhälle
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2010-00180   Course Code: 741G14      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Social Anthropology          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level       SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2010-01-21