SOS2015 - Cultural Sociology


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course will focus on the framework for cultural production and cultural usage. There will be an introduction and overview of key developments and current theories in the cultural sociology. Moreover, the main focus will be on presenting key analytical approaches to culture texts and practices, with the aim of giving students a "toolbox" to perform specific analysis of current cultural sociological issues, e.g. in studies of communities and cultural life, and how culture is expressed in lifestyle, selfrepresentation and identity. The course will focus on a variety of themes and topics.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • know the central discussion and newer research in the Sociology of Culture in both Norwegian and international contexts.
  • know how to critically reflect on the changes brought about in the areas of culture.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • treat one of the themes addressed during instruction in an independent method through written work.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. If few students attend the course the two first weeeks of teaching, the course will be given as an individual study course with supervision. Please contact the departement for further information.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: 3 days home exam.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS3605 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


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 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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