SOSANT9013 - Writing and method

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The writing seminar is organised around the written texts that each of you submits. These texts are normally a chapter of your thesis. Moreover, each participant will also be asked to be a discussant for at least one of the other presenters. This entails reading and commenting critically on the paper with a view to structure and writing style, with a particular attention to the analytical thrust and the relation between theoretical perspectives and the ethnography.

Learning outcome

The aim is to develop your writing and argumentative skills, both with regard to your own work and in regard to your co-students. You get hands on experience in writing up an ethnographically based research piece. You also get experience in presenting your own research to a professional audience.

Admission

This course is for PhD candidates in Social Anthropology only.
For PhD candidates from Department of Social Anthropology: use Studentweb to apply.

Other PhD candidates in Social Anthropology: apply by sending an e-mail to this address: henvendelser@sai.uio.no

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

You must be admitted to a PhD programme in Social Anthropology to enroll in this course. It is recommended that you take this course after you have finished your fieldwork.

Teaching

One or two days seminar depending on the number of participants.
The course is taught in English.

Access to teaching

You can take this course as many times as you wish.

Examination

The exam consists of participation in the course, handing in a chapter of your thesis in advance and giving comments to another candidate.

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.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

This course is the same as SOSANT9011, SOSANT9012 and SOSANT9014.
If you are admitted to the PhD programme before 2011 you take the courses SOSANT9011 (the first of the two mandatory courses) and SOSANT9012 (the second). If you are admitted after January 2011 you take the courses SOSANT9013 and SOSANT9014.

Facts about this course

Credits

2

Level

PhD

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English