SOS2019 - Our Social Reality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Both individual experiences and the wider society can be understood as consisting of a number of interconnected social processes. Based on a detailed understanding of social interaction, we analyze the evolution of various phenomena, such as cafes, communities and public spaces, festivals and other cultural events, volunteerism, activism and rioting, and social media. The course emphasizes active and creative participation of students and can also address other current phenomena.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

* gain insight into how the phenomena of daily life in different ways can be understood as social processes and how these processes form the basis for community formation.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to: 

* understand and analyze the events and situations in everyday life and in the "larger" society by use of the perspectives presented in the course.

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures every week throughout the semester according to the lecture plan. Seminars 2 hours per week throughout the semester. Attendance at 80 percent of the lectures and seminars. The compulsory activity can only be completed in the fall semester. Number and requirements will be given at the start of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term papers and attendance at 80 percent of the lectures and seminars.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Home examination (in the form of a blog) which the students work on throughout the semester. The students will work in groups of 3-4 students.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will 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

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
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 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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