SOS2011 - Migration and Mobility


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course provides an introduction to sociological perspectives and theories on migration and mobility and discusses how different forms of mobility (individuals, capital and goods, information) characterize the late-modern societies. Central keywords are social inequality, identity and belonging/exclusion, as well a how agents at different levels of society - such as migrants, employers, neighborhoods and communities, national authorities and global actors - contribute to shaping migration and mobility phenomena. Both global migration flows and domestic/ local mobility are illustrated by empirical examples. It will vary from year to year which themes and examples are most emphasized.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • through presentation and review of key theories and approaches gain a basic sociological understanding of perspectives and theories on migration and mobility.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • use key theories and approaches to own analyzes of current issues related to migration and mobility.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars 4 hours per week throughout the semester according to the lecture plan. The compulsory activity can only be completed in the spring semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory submissions

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Home exam, 5 days.

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:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, 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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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