2345.20 - Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology
The students must have completed an Upper Secondary education or possess equivalent qualifications.
The objective is to give the students a basic understanding of sociology and anthropology as scientific disciplines with emphasis on concepts, theories and methods. The students will learn to use concepts and theories to examine and analyse topics in social science from sociological and anthropological perspectives.
The module covers classical and modern theories in sociology and anthropology viewed in historical and contemporary perspectives. The theories are connected to key topics in sociology and anthropology, for example communities and classes, gender and identity, faith and culture, economy and consumption, and family. The course draws connections between cases from Faroese society and cases from other societies.
Learning and teaching approaches
The course is comprised of approximately 12 seminars The lessons are organised as lectures, presentations, discussions, and exercises. The students also submitt short written assignments.
The students must demonstrate that they: • Understand basic concepts of sociology and anthropology. • Master the main themes of the theories taught on the course. • Are able to use knowledge from the scientific disciplines of sociology and anthropology in their social science work and research. • Know how to employ sociological and anthropological methods.
4-hour written exam. All written aids (including Internet-based material) accepted. To qualify for the exam, the students have to submit two written and approved assigments during the course.
Syllabus comprises Aproximately 1.000 pages.