Course JP2014

Japanese IV: Cultural Anthropology

15 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 35, 2022

Anthropology is the study of humankind, and its subfields (e.g., social/cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology) cover various aspects of what make us human. In this course, students get acquainted with various methods and theories used in this field, and get the opportunity to reflect over how these can be applied to the study of Japanese culture and society.
The seminar topics include the relationship between theory and method, defining researchable questions, research ethics, participant observation, sensory ethnography, writing fieldnotes, interview techniques (unstructured, semi-structured, structured), transcription, sampling, designing questionnaires, coding data, data analysis, research proposal evaluation criteria, peer review processes, interpersonal relations with fieldwork interlocutors, and other methodological topics such as oral histories, life histories, censuses, focus group interviews, and archival research.
Starts and ends:
week 35, 2022 - week 2, 2023
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Japanese, can be given in English
Entry Qualifications:
  • Japanese III: Language Proficiency, 15 credits, Japanese III: The Modern Short Story, 7.5 credits, Japanese III: Reading Manga, 7.5 credits, and Modern Japan: Culture and Society, 7.5 credits
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
16 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Plug in peripherals to your computer, install programmes and adapt installations for your computer.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
21,750 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
21,750 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
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Mariya Aida Niendorf