SARB8008 - Ethnicity and Diversity


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2022/2023

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, discussions are organized in spring semester. The course can be taught in Norwegian or English. The course may be taught in either Norwegian or English. The course is offered when teaching resources are available and not less than 5 persons are registered. 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.

Specific conditions

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

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


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


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