ISA3000 - Policy, Welfare and Inequality


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

This course is anchored in how structural conditions frame the lives of individuals and groups in society. A key focus is on knowledge and analysis of development in policy, provision of welfare and inequality in a national and international context. The lectures focus on different theoretical perspectives of welfare regimes and explore forms of inequalities. The discussions deal with concepts such as citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, diversity, social class, poverty, discrimination and social investment including their inherent relationships.

Learning outcome

The student has knowledge about:
- The historical and current development of the welfare state nationally and internationally
- Challenges associated with different welfare regimes
-Diversity, equality and inequality in the contemporary and future welfare context

The student should demonstrate the abilty to:
- Account for different sociopolitical ideas and discourses
- Discuss concepts such as citizenship, inclusion and exclusion and inequality and their intersections
- Compare and analyse political objectives, strategies and their implications

General competence
The student can:
- Critically reflect on how institutional ideas and structures frame and shape the lives and living conditions of individuals and groups in society

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and written assignment.
Compulsory activity: Approved topic for term paper.
Some lectures can be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved topic for term paper

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Term paper, 4000 - 5000 words.

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.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree

Course materials

The reading list is 600-800 pages.

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)
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE
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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