SANT2023 - Anthropology of Organisations and Sustainability

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Vurderingsordning: Mappevurdering og skriftlig eksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurdering Vekting Varighet Delkarakter Hjelpemidler
Mappevurdering 40/100
Skriftlig skoleeksamen 60/100 4 timer E

Faglig innhold

How shall we understand sustainability, a new concern for protecting the planet, within the context of the modern business and governmental organization that has operated over the past several centuries with only sparse reference to safeguarding the earth? With the contemporary environmental crisis as our backdrop, we will examine critical appraisals of options for studying new interactions between business, organisations and a sustainable environment. In this course you will learn to recognize how ecological concerns are articulated and perceived in different national and cultural contexts from an anthropological perspective.


Upon completion of the course, you will:

  • obtain an understanding of definitions of sustainability, organisations, and environmental risk as anthropological concepts
  • obtain an understanding of practices by government and business organisations in creating an ecological footprint in different scales and historical times
  • learn how ethnography can contribute to an understanding of the cultures of work and business within an era of sustainability
  • learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of various actions for sustainability in different organisational settings
  • acquire an ability to communicate effectively about the meanings of sustainability and organisations in your life

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Combination of lectures, seminar discussion and field projects.

Please note that mandatory activities and lectures may start prior to the registration deadline.

Mandatory activity

The mandatory activity in this course is project participation. You'll find more information in Blackboard at the beginning of the semester. The mandatory activity will be assessed as approved or not approved, and must be approved in order to be qualified for the exam.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Project participation

Mer om vurdering

The examination consists of a portfolio exam that counts 40 percent of the grade, and a written exam of 4 hours that counts 60 percent of the grade. You write the portfolio and exam paper in English, Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.

Retake exam

It is possible to retake the exam. The school exam is offered both semesters, but it is only possible to submit the portfolio the semester the course is taught.

The mandatory assignments can only be taken in the semester the course is taught, so in order to retake the exam at a different semester, your assignments must be approved.


The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.


Emnekode Reduksjon Fra Til
SANT2032 7.5 HØST 2024
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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  15.0 SP
Studienivå: Videregående emner, nivå II


Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Samfunnsvitenskapelige fag
  • Sosialantropologi

Ansvarlig enhet
Institutt for sosialantropologi


Vurderingsordning: Mappevurdering og skriftlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurdering Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Eksamens- system Rom *
Høst ORD Mappevurdering 40/100 INSPERA
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
Høst ORD Skriftlig skoleeksamen 60/100 E INSPERA
Rom Bygning Antall kandidater
  • * Skriftlig eksamen plasseres på rom 3 dager før eksamensdato. Hvis mer enn ett rom er oppgitt, finner du ditt rom på Studentweb.

For mer info om oppmelding til og gjennomføring av eksamen, se "Innsida - Eksamen"

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