IKF305 Socio-Cultural Specialisation

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Course code: IKF305

Course name: Socio-Cultural Specialisation

Semester: Spring

Location: Bergen (Sandviken)

Academic year: 2021–2022

Language: English

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  

Knowledge

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.

Skills

The candidate

  • 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.

General competence

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. 

Content

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.

Scope

150 hours. This includes self-study.

Coursework requirements

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

Approved/not approved

Final assessment

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.

Grading, examination

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.

Assessment language

English, Norwegian or Scandinavian languages.

Practice

None.

Incompatible courses

This course overlap IKF304 with 5 ECTS.

Course evaluation

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

No.

Reading list and academic resources

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