SOS1016 - Sociology and Society


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

This course is an introduction to the Norwegian society in a sociological perspective. The overall theme of the course is "the Norwegian model" in the working life and welfare state, and how internationalization and changes in the Norwegian society affects and challenges this model. Central themes in the course may be democracy in the working life, welfare state institutions, working life and welfare state in change, social inequality, gender equality and family policy, immigration, integration and multicultural societies, racism and discrimination. The course presents the students to a wide range of recent Norwegian sociological research, and the lectures and seminars will be based on current debates and events in the Norwegian society. A key goal in the course SOS1016, is that the students should learn to write academic text. This is reflected in the learning activities in the course. This means the lectures, seminars, the assignment and the final assessment.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

* be familiar with how the Norwegian society is organized and managed.

* be familiar with the main features of the historical development of the "Norwegian model" for working life and welfare state.

* have insight in the key principles and objectives that the "Norwegian model" is based on, and how the principles and objectives can stand in contrast to each other - have insight in how internationalization and changes in the Norwegian society affects the "Norwegian model".

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

* write academic text with correct references.

* analyze and summarize central theoretical and empirical sociological contributions that can be attached to the Norwegian society.

* use sociological perspectives to analyze trends or current phenomena in the Norwegian society.

Learning methods and activities

Dialogue-based lectures 4 hours a week, written assignment and tutorials 2 hours per week. The students must hand in a term paper and the term paper may be used as a part of the home exam. The compulsory activities can only be completed in the fall semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Term paper and participation in compulsory part of seminar activities

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: 3 days home exam.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be decided 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)
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





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





Room Building Number of candidates
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