ISA8001 - Disability: inclusion or marginalization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The course addresses key issues related to inclusion and exclusion, marginality and diversity, deviations and social problems - both specifically for the disabled and more generally. One will go into and discuss key theoretical approaches and perspectives, political developments and more. The specific content of the course may vary from time to time, and may, for example, focus in particular on specific arenas (eg inclusive working life), international developments, the importance of CRPD, people in need of comprehensive services or similarities and differences across different groups that risk marginalization. Details about the specific content are provided when announcing the time for carrying out the course.

Learning outcome

Students will have in-depth knowledge of key theories and approaches in research on inclusion and exclusion, deviations and diversity, and especially towards the topic that is in focus for the course in the semester it is conducted. Great emphasis is placed on the students developing their ability to apply theories and perspectives to issues that they themselves work with in their doctoral work.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and written assignment (essay). The course can be instructed in Norwegian or English.

The course can be canceled or changed if there are fewer than 5 registered, and/or that the department of social work does not have teaching capacity.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation, presentation, paper discussion

Further on evaluation

The topic and syllabus for the essay must be approved. The essay should be around 4500 - 5000 words, and should deal with a freely chosen topic within inclusion and/or marginalization. The essay can, (but does not have to) build a bridge to the candidate's own thesis.

An identical version of the exam paper cannot be used directly in the PhD thesis as an article or a chapter. A revised version of the exam paper may be included in the thesis.

Compulsory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree or equivalent.

Course materials

Announced at the beginning of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SARB8010 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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