SOS2016 - The Sociological Experience


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course gives knowledge of how sociology can be used in the working life. The aim of the course is to enable students to develop their creative use of sociology in the working life, and experience the relevance of their own education. The students will get the opportunity to work in a company and/or an organisation for a period of three weeks. During this period the students will be conscious about the opportunities that lies in a future working life based on an education in sociology. The students will reflect on the role of the sociology in the period they work in a company and/or an organisation, and discuss and learn from the experiences from the other students.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

* have knowledge about how the teoretical, analytical and metodological knowledge of sociology can be used and developed in collaboration with public or private working life, and in it's relation to society in general. How sociology is relevant in the meeting with concrete work tasks is especially important.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

* use theoretical and methodological tools from the field of sociology carrying out practical tasks in the working life.

* use theoretical and methodological tools analyzing phenomena from social science that takes place at the working place and/or in the relation to the society.

* reflect upon the relation between sociology and the practical field.

* show independence in written and oral reflection over the role of sociology in the practical field.

Learning methods and activities

The main part of the course is the practical training in a public or private company/organisation. The students will get the opportunity to get knowledge about the aim of the working place, observe activities and duties, and take part in practical work tasks. At some working places there will be relevant to accomplish tasks in direct relation to a specific employer or a concrete need for the society. At other working places the daily activity in it self is a good case for investigation, analyses and reflection. Through the practical training, the students will get the opportunity to use and reflect upon sociological knowledge and the relevance of it in a concrete working day, and for the society this work is in relation to. The students will be evaluated both in participation, the use of the sociology in, and in reflection of the working place, and their ability to communicate it both in verbally and written work. Details around the seminars and exercises, and relevant working places will be presented in the beginning of the semester. It's only possible to do mandatory activities in the semesters the course is given.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation at the end of the semester
  • Prosjektrapport på 2500-3000 ord eller konkrete oppgaver skal være fullført i løpet av de tre ukene.
  • Attendance at lectures at the beginning and the end of the semester

Further on evaluation

The final assessment consists of approved attendance at the teaching practice position and compulsory seminars. In addition the assessment consists of an individual reflection report (3000 words) and an oral presentation in the last seminar about how sociological theories and/or methods are used in the practice period and how the student has experienced the meeting with the practice field. All parts of the evaluation must be retaken when the exam is repeated.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Sociology (BSOS)

Required previous knowledge

Students must have a minimum of 60 credits in sociology. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

To be given at the start of the course.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-06-13

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
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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