Course code: IKF305
Course name: Socio-Cultural Specialisation
Academic year: 2020–2021
Credits: 5 ECTS Credits
Single subject: No
Required prerequisite knowledge
The student must have followed the courses IKF301 and IKF302 to continue on IKF305.
Relevance within study programme
Elective course in the ICSM-program.
Learning outcomes descriptors
Specific learning outcomes
The candidate has
- knowledge on ethnic, religious and socio-cultural relations specific to the Master thesis– theme.
- knowledge of historical key events, relevant cultural and religious traditions specific to the regional contexts for the Master thesis.
- can analyse and apply relevant knowledge for research and scholarly and /or development work.
- can search and find relevant and valid information on specific cultural contexts.
The student can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the selected cultural context, can apply general intercultural theory to a particular context and find relevant and valid information.
Students may compose their own course of sociocultural and national/ethnic specialisation based on their own research interests and career plans. The aim of the course is to prepare the student for field work in a particular cultural and geographical context or with a particular ethnic group. The choice of syllabus should be discussed with and acknowledged by a course supervisor. For the time being we can offer specialisation on Africa, Europe, Latin-America, China and Japan. The self-composed syllabus must be submitted in It–s learning within given deadlines.
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching methods include workshops/seminars on academic writhing and literature review, as well as self-tuition. The reading-list has to be handed in and approved by the supervisor at the beginning of the semester.
150 hours. This includes self-study.
Develop a research question on the sociocultural background with relevance to the master thesis. At the beginning of the semester select 4-500 pages self-composed curriculum with relevance to the master thesis. The student must hand in the self-composed curriculum developed in dialog with a supervisor.
Grading, coursework requirements
Each student will be tested through an academic report of approx. 2500 words. The student can either ask to be given a research question or the student may develop a research question and apply for acceptance of this question.
Permitted aids under examination
All aids permitted.
The literature review will be graded according to the normal ECTS grading scale from A to F, in which E or better is necessary in order to pass the examination.
English, Norwegian or Scandinavian languages.
This course overlap IKF304 with 5 ECTS.
Annually course evaluation in accordance with the quality assurance system for NLA University College. Students may also give their feedback on the course in the student group/ in class.
Available for Course Students
Graff, Gerald & Cathy Birkenstein (2016) "They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update and Readings. New York: W. W. Norton Company (292)
Approx. 400-500 pages self-composed curriculum