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


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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 should 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 activity must be approved in order to take the final exam in the course.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in health and social professional studies, pedagogy or in a social science subject. The course is compulsory for students who are admitted to the master's program in Disability and Society. The course is offered as an elective course in the education plan for students in other master's programs at the Department of Social Work. Students admitted to nearby master's programs can be admitted after individual assessment.

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 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-31 09:00 INSPERA
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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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