AANB11036U Ethnographic Approaches to Migration Issues in Scandinavia

Volume 2016/2017

Board of Studies, Department of Anthropology


The course introduces you to various migration and integration issues in a Scandinavian context – seen through the eyes of anthropologists. Hereby the course introduces both to migration and the Scandinavian countries as ethnographic fields. The interconnectedness of these fields will be explored through various anthropological research areas such as identity, religion, medical anthropology, policy and the welfare state – using Danish, Swedish and Norwegian ethnography on immigration and integration.

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course the student should be able to:

a) identify and formulate central anthropological questions within the subject of migration and integration in a Scandinavian context
b) Critically discuss concepts and theories related to the subject
c) Work analytically with a topic chosen form the course plan

BSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature.

MSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature + 200 pages of literature chosen by students. Literature chosen by students must be relevant to the course’s subject matter.

Course literature will be available in Absalon on the course website

The course will consist of a combination of lectures, discussions, group work and student presentations
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 35
  • Lectures
  • 7
  • Preparation
  • 112
  • Seminar
  • 21
  • Study Groups
  • 35
  • Total
  • 210
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination
Length: The portfolio exam can be taken individually or in groups of maximum four students. The portfolio exam consists of 3-7 submissions. The number of submissions is set by the lecturer. The total length of all of the submissions must not exceed 30,000 keystrokes for a single student. For groups of two students the maximum is 40,000 keystrokes. For groups of three students the maximum is 45,000 keystrokes and for groups of four students the maximum is 50,000 keystrokes.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
There is appointed a second internal assessor to assist with the assessment when the first assessor finds this necessary.

1. re-exam:

An essay with a revised problem statement must be submitted at the announced date. The students must sign up for the 1. re-exam.

Please note that the re-exam is an essay even for courses, where the ordinary exam is a portfolio exam.

2. re-exam:

A new essay with a revised problem statement must be submitted at the announced date next semester. The students must sign up for the 2. re-exam.

Criteria for exam assesment

See description of learning outcome. Formalities for Written Works must be fulfilled, read more: MSc Students/ BA students (in Danish)/ exchange and credit students