ISA1001 - Social and Welfare Policy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course gives an introduction to concepts, ways of thinking and knowledge about the welfare society, from different perspectives. It gives an introduction to the Norwegian welfare system as a framework for the practitioner, including social services and the mandate of the child welfare system. Further, the course will give an understanding of the interconnection between living conditions, social inequalities, power, and possibilities for social integration. Social policies, and also the organization of welfare and social services in public, charital and private sector, is central in this course. Diversity and migration perspectives are thematised.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The student has:

  • knowledge about health- and social policy, the development of the welfare state, new challenges and its organization. - knowledge about diversity in the new welfare context.
  • knowledge on causes of unemployment, public health, poverty, exclusion, social inequalities and power.
  • knowledge on conditions regarding upbringing, family policy and changes in family patterns.
  • insight into political and administrative decision-making processes and how social workers can contribute to general information and political advice.

Skills - The student can:

  • discuss the relevance that different welfare contexts can have for individuals.
  • clarify how societal aspcts affects interaction between the practitioner and clients.

General competence - The student can:

  • discuss social and economic causes of social problems and the welfare state locally and globally.
  • reflect upon attitudes and professionalism in a social work and social education content.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and individual studies. Parts of the lectures may be given in English.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education and Child Welfare Work Programme (HSGBVB) - some programmes
Social Work Programme (HSGSOB) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students currently admitted to the programme "Bachelor in Social Work" at NTNU or the programme "Bachelor of Child Care and Welfare" at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be published on Blackboard at the beginning the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BSA1001 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
HSAR1003 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
ISA1002 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Child Welfare
  • Economics
  • Sociology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 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.

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