SOSANT9015 – 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 submit. These texts are normally a chapter of your thesis. Each participant will be asked to act as 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 of this course is to develop your writing and argumentative skills, both with regard to your own work and in regard to your fellow students. You get hands-on experience in writing an ethnographically based research piece. You also get experience in presenting your own research to a professional audience.


This course is for PhD candidates in Social Anthropology only.

PhD candidates from Department of Social Anthropology should apply via Studentweb

Other PhD candidates in Social Anthropology: apply by sending an e-mail to this address:


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.


Access to teaching

The number of participants determines whether this seminar will last for one or two days.

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


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

Explanations and appeals

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Special examination arrangements

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This course is the same as SOSANT9016.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

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