ARK4210 - Heritage, Material Culture and Conflict

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Course content

In this course, various concepts of cultural heritage and material culture are explored. Academic and public debates concerning the past in the present are addressed through international case studies.

Learning outcome

Completing this course, you will

  • become familiar with historical and current conflicts pertaining to cultural heritage issues
  • achieve an understanding of cultural heritage as an interdisciplinary field for academic studies
  • be trained in recognizing different stakeholder positions in contemporary heritage debates
  • be able to analyze current and historical conflicts pertaining to material remains from the past

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

The course is available to all students accepted to Arkeologi og konservering (master - to år).

Teaching

There will be 8 lectures and 8 seminars.  It is compulsory to attend at least 6 out of 8 seminars.

Examination

Each student writes an independent essay on a related topic with a limit of 5 standard  pages of 2300 characters (space not included).

The exam is to be handed in in Fronter. The file must be submitted in pdf-format and we stress that the student is responsible for making sure that the files are readable.  The file must be named with your candidate number (not your name) and the course code (ARK4210).

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must do so in Studentweb at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every spring

Teaching language

English