SOS1001 - Social Theory


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 5 hours

Course content

The course provides an introduction to sociological perspectives and theories of social phenomena, both at macro and individual level. The course covers both classical and contemporary sociological perspectives and contributions.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student will:
- be familiar with the sociological history, how sociology arose and evolved, and the position of the sociology today, both in a norwegian and international perspective.
- know the most important classical/contemporary sociological theories and perspectives.
- know the various principles to categorize sociological perspectives and theories.
- know the characteristics of the Norwegian sociology.

Skills - the student will:
- be able to place sociological work in a historical context and a perspective context.
- be able to summarize central theoretical contributions, both written and oral.
- be able to apply different sociological perspectives in analyzes of the contemporary social structure and social changes.
- demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on theories of social structure and social change.

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures every week throughout the semester according to the lecture plan. Seminars two hours per week. The organization of the exercises will be presented at the beginning of the semester. The compulsory activity can only be completed in the spring semester. Number and requirements will be given at the start of the semester. Forms of assessment: A 5 hour written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term papers.

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


Course materials

To be given at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVSOS106 15.0


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2017-12-06 09:00 Datasal 10349, bygg 10 , Hall B
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-05-15 09:00 JD2 , JC1 , JB31
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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