SARB8008 - Ethnicity and Diversity


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

The course will focus on how social institutions have responded to what are, in many countries, the relatively new challenges of migration, such as integration, social rights and employment of migrants. Examining the ways that immigrants and refugees incorporate into different areas of receiving societies, the course will also discuss the relevance of concepts that have begun to dominate the field, such as integration, ethnicity and transnationalism.

Learning outcome

The course aims to: (i) expand students' knowledge and understanding of perspectives on migration, integration, multiculturalism and transnationalism; (ii) strengthen students' research skills in the field, and give students the opportunity to compare perspectives, set them against each other and use analysis tools provided through these perspectives (iii) increase students' general research competence and enhance their ability to think critically.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, presentations by the participants and discussions.

The course can be taught 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.

If necessary, some of the lectures will be organized together with students attending SARB 3518/3519.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation, presentation of paper and paper discussion

Further on evaluation

Before the course, participants will be asked to submit a draft version of a paper (approximately 2000 words) within the area of immigration, integration and ethnicity. Draft version of a paper should be submitted before 1 March. During the course, papers will be presented and discussed. A final version of the paper (approximately 7000 words) must be submitted for final approval after the course. The paper is approved if it demonstrates that the student has the necessary knowledge of migration-related perspectives, solid research skills in the field, and general research competence regarding the presentation of own research findings and the application of relevant research methods and theories.

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree or equivalent

Course materials

Collection of articles

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SARB3518 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
SARB3519 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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