Denmark, Aarhus

Writing Anthropology

when 8 August 2011 - 20 August 2011
duration 2 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

How many boring texts do we need to read and write? Why not try to write better? This course provides students with tools to reflect upon the validity and relevance of conventional academic writing styles as well as some experience with experimental writing. It has a theoretical and a practical component: in the mornings we will engage in a critical reading of anthropological texts that has moved the boundaries of anthropological writing; in the afternoons we will write texts ourselves experimenting with different styles of reasoning and presenting data. Students should be prepared for two weeks of intense work and readings to be done in advance. Course offered by Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, AU.

Course leader

Teachers: Associate Professor Anne Line Dalsgård, Ph.d-student Nina Vohnsen, Aarhus University

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Nigel Rapport, St. Andrews University, UK.

Target group

The course is open to students with a BA in anthropology or related disciplines from Denmark or elsewhere.

Course aim

In the evaluation of the student's exam performance, special emphasis is placed on evaluating the extent to which the student

- displays an insight into specific theories, problem frameworks and/or methodological approaches within the subject area of the elective subject.

- demonstrates an understanding of the transformation of the individual theories and/or methods into concrete analyses of society and culture as well as the consequences any given method of analysis has for the final result.

Fee info

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