Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory 2018/2019 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 36-45 - 50 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-52013 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

This course approaches anthropological theory from three different perspectives: historically, thematically, and through contemporary anthropological research. It (1) explores some of the key problems to which modern social and cultural anthropology emerged as a response; it (2) focuses on major theories, themes, and debates that have informed anthropological inquiry; and it (3) exemplifies how anthropologists revisit and remediate classical theoretical discussions in analytical work today.

In addition to reading the course literature, students are expected to take active part in seminar discussions, to complete several writing exercises, and to present a course paper orally in class. By the end of the course, students should have acquired the ability to discuss critically central aspects of the history of anthropological theory, and be able to make use of such knowledge in the construction of contemporary anthropological problems.

More information


Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Engelska parken, Thunbergsv 3 H

Box 631, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2285

Fax: 018-471 7029


Director of Studies, Advanced Level