SVF-8059 Theorizing and applying critical indigenous philosophies - 5 stp
PhD students or participants at UiT Associate Professors Programme who holding a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted.
PhD students from other universities must upload a document from their home institution stating that there are registered PhD students.
The course has 20 seats. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available on the PhD course, applicants will be ranked from category 1 to 3.
Category 1: People admitted to the PhD programme at UiT
Category 2: Participants in the Associate Professor programme that fulfil the educational requirements
Category 3: Doctoral students from other universities
By the end of the course the student has obtained the following:
Knowledge: The student has
- an overview of the history of indigenous research and methodologies, and of their place in the history of science and philosophy.
- insights into challenges related to different and complex forms of knowledge, and into the application and communication of traditional and indigenous knowledge.
Skills: The student is able to / can
- analyze and compare the complexity of indigenous contexts taking into account the different colonial histories and current situations.
- apply findings and challenges from indigenous methodologies in context specific research projects, including boundaries and problems.
- consider and discuss the use of indigenous methodologies and philosophies in research.
- reflect upon his/her role as researcher and on the ethical discussions of doing research on indigenous issues.
Competence: The student is able to / may
- recognise the complexity of indigenous contexts and take them as starting points for research, as well as letting the research be informed by indigenous methodologies.
- apply the subject-specific discussions on comprehending methodological approaches and ethics to understanding the development of indigenous rights.
- assess the appropriateness and application of methodological approaches in the normative struggle of promoting indigenous rights.
- compare the complexity of indigenous situations, and to participate in high-level discussions about different methodological approaches.
Coursework requirements: 80 % attendance, an abstract of 1/2 page must be delivered in beforehand. Based on the abstract the candidate must present a 10-15 minutes talk during the course. After the course, this presentation must developed into the exam paper.
After the course session, the candidate is to finalize the exam paper. The exam is to produce a text (paper) of 3000-5000 words. The exam paper will be assessed according to prevailing rules. Marks: Pass or Fail.
If the paper fails, the Faculty will arrange a re-sit exam.
Lectures Autumn 2017
First meeting 27. September 2017. Location:
f.aman. Torjer Andreas Olsen
prof. Else Grete Broderstad
Application code: 9304
1 June 2017 (SøknadsWeb, external students)
1 August 2017 (StudentWeb, UiT students)
Time schedule: to be announced
Reading list: here
Submission of abstract: 4 September
Submission of final paper: to be announced
Address for submission: Hildegunn Bruland