Danish Culture and Society

Course content

The course introduces you to Denmark through the eyes of anthropologists. It does so by introducing students both to the discipline of anthropology and to Denmark as an ethnographic field. Danish society will be explored through some of the main research areas in the anthropology of Denmark, e.g. the welfare state, sociality, religion and identity, migration and integration.

Learning outcome

By the end of the course the student should be able to:
• Identify and formulate central anthropological questions within the subject of Danish culture and society.
• Critically discuss concepts and theories related to the subject.
• Work analytically with a subject chosen from the course plan

Mix of lectures, discussion, group work and student presentations.

BSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature.

MSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature + 200 pages of literature chosen by students. Literature chosen by students must be relevant to the course’s subject matter.

Course litterature will be available as a compendium in the Academic bookstore on campus. The exact date of availability will be published here as soon as possible.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination
Written assignment

Portfolio exam
Length: The portfolio exam can be taken individually or in groups of maximum four students. The portfolio exam consists of 3-7 submissions. The number of submissions is set by the lecturer. The total length of all of the submissions must not exceed 30,000 keystrokes for a single student. For groups of two students the maximum is 40,000 keystrokes. For groups of three students the maximum is 45,000 keystrokes and for groups of four students the maximum is 50,000 keystrokes.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
There is appointed a second internal assessor to assist with the assessment
when the first assessor finds this necessary.
Criteria for exam assessment

See description of learning outcome. Formalities for Written Works must be fulfilled, read more: MSc Students/ BA students (in Danish)/ exchange and credit

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 7
  • Seminar
  • 21
  • Preparation
  • 112
  • Study Groups
  • 35
  • Exam
  • 35
  • English
  • 210