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SVF-3903 From Fieldwork Experience to Ethnographic Film and Text - 60 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for samfunnsvitenskap

Type of course

The course is compulsory for students admitted to the Master's programme in Visual Anthropology. It may not be taken as a singular course.

Course overlap

SVF-3905 From fieldwork experiences to ethnographic film 30 ects

Course contents

The course aims to give 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 15th of May.

Objective of the course

Students who successfully complete this course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

 Knowledge - the candidate:

 Skills - the candidate:

General competence - the candidate:

Language of instruction

All lectures, readings, assignments, seminar discussions and the final examination are conducted in English.

Teaching methods

Part of the teaching is organised in 'Film and text seminars' (approx. 40 hours), combined with lectures (approx. 30 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.