SOS2010 - Inequality and Welfare


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 5 days

Course content

The course provides an introduction to sociological theories of social inequality and how the welfare state and different institutions produce integration or increased inequality. The distribution of benefits and living conditions, chances in life, marginalization and integration will be discussed with examples from education, family, working life, health, migration etc. and related to both local, regional, national and global contexts. It will vary each year which topics and examples are emphasized.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

* through the presentation and examination of key theories and approaches have a basic sociological understanding of how social inequality occurs and is counteracted, in different contexts and welfare regimes. 

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

* use theories and approaches to analyze current issues in the field of social inequality and welfare.

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures and seminars every week throughout the semester according to the lecture plan. The compulsory activities can only be completed in the spring semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation on relevant seminars and approved term paper(s)

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Home exam.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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





Room Building Number of candidates
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