FUH3003 - Disability as social studies- ideologies, theories and models


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course provides an overview of various historical, ideological, theoretical perspectives and models of disability. The focus is on both politics and everyday life. General theory of deviance,normality and social and welfare policy issues are presented.

Learning outcome

Knowledge aim
The student should have in-depth knowledge of disability as a community-created phenomenon. The student should have in-depth knowledge of historical and modern ideologies in disability research in Norway, Nordic countries and internationally. In addition, the student should have in-depth knowledge of key models and understandings of disability and different theoretical positions.
The student should recognize the different perspectives and understandings and be able to analyze them in a context.
General competence
Students will be able to use these theories, models and understandings and critically analyze them and the implications for politics and everyday life of people with disabilities.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods are lectures, student active seminars and work requirements

Compulsory assignments

  • work requriement

Further on evaluation

4 hours written exam. Compulsory activities must be approved in order to take the final exam in the course.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The syllabus is 700- 800 pages of Norwegian and English scientific literature

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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