KULT1120 - Migration and multicultural societies: Ethnicity, gender and sexuality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 A

Course content

Norway today is characterized by global migration streams that have contributed to making society more distinctly multicultural. Historically, however, there has already been ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity. In this course you will be introduced to the central themes, debates, issues, and theories related to global migration and multicultural societies, with a special focus on perspectives on ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Questions that will be pursued throughout the course include: In which ways do gender and equality come to play in multicultural societies? What does it mean to be black in today's Norway? Can integration have different meanings, and if so what are they? What challenges can queer minorities experience in Norway? Are there commonalities in the experiences of indigenous peoples and immigrants when it comes to gender and sexuality? The course focuses on modern Norwegian migration history and provides knowledge of various facets of Norway as a multicultural society, as well as current research in this field. The course is part of the one-year study-programme Equality and Diversity.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have completed this course will have knowledge of:

  • theories of migration, diversity and integration
  • central concepts such as transnationalism, integration, discrimination, racism, intersectionality, equality, minoritizing/majoritizing and othering
  • Norway as a multicultural society
  • Different perspectives on the relationships between migration and ethnicity, gender and sexuality

Candidates who have completed this course will have the skills to:

  • Discuss different issues related to migration and multicultural societies - Describe and understand diversity in a Norwegian context
  • Describe and understand how questions of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality come to play in multicultural societies
  • Reflect critically on the position of gender equality in debates concerning Norwegian multicultural society

Learning methods and activities

Teaching will be in the form of lectures and group exercises. Group work and active student participation will be emphasized. There will be two compulsory assignments. The assignments must be approved prior to the exam. There is a home exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2 excercises

Further on evaluation

Home exam. Letter grades

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Gender Research
  • The Humanities
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
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