The course aims to give the students basic research skills for utilising film and text as different means in the production and mediation of ethnographic research. During the course the students will produce a film and a written thesis.
Returning from fieldwork, the students will start to prepare the writing of their exam paper and the editing of their exam film. In the analysis of their fieldwork material, the course aims at utilizing images and texts as different modalities for producing anthropological knowledge. The film footage will be utilized for ethnographic descriptions and analysis, where film and text mutually inform and inspire each other. During the autumn term, the students will work on systematizing their empirical material for film and text purposes, and present a first draft of their thesis by the end of term. In the spring term the students will edit their exam film and finalize their written dissertation. Exam film and paper must be ready for evaluation by the end of May.
Students who successfully complete this course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:
Part of the teaching is organised in 'Film and text seminars' (approx. 40 hours), combined with lectures (approx. 35 hours).
The students present work-in-progress, both film and texts, in compulsory seminars. Students receive individual supervision throughout the film and text-making process.
Students shall complete and submit all the following coursework requirements to gain access to the final examination.
Course attendance is compulsory, i.e. only valid absences will be approved. A minimum presence of 80 % is required.
Students shall have individual debrief discussions about their fieldwork.
During the autumn semester students shall submit:
During the spring semester students shall submit following:
The final examination is composed of three parts: Film (max. 30 minutes duration) Master's thesis (approx. 50 pages)
Oral examination (Approx. 60 minutes) The film and the thesis will count equally towards the final grade, the oral examination may confirm or adjust the evaluation.