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SOS3001 - Sociological Theory

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment with oral adjustment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment with oral adjustment 100/100

Course content

This course offers insight into the main strands of sociological theory. The written paper will be an independent analysis of 1) one or several theorists, theories or perspectives from the course, 2) a critical discussion of a simultaneous phenomenon/ case/ event in light of sociological theories/ perspectives, or 3) issues on professional history.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

* have knowledge about the scholarly tradition of the discipline, including its relationship to social historical contexts.

* have thorough knowledge of classical and contemporary sociological theories and perspectives.

* have knowledge of key contemporary academic discussions within sociology.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

* recognize different theoretical positions in academic texts, and understand the implications of these.

* summarize, analyze and criticize sociological theories and perspectives.

* present sociological theories and perspectives.

* develop their own theoretical analyzes.

* guide students/ peers work with theoretical questions.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars and lectures (6 hours per week).

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in groupwork, seminars and presentations

Further on evaluation

Forms of assessment: Individual written paper and oral exam. The oral exam includes both the paper and the syllabus. The oral exam may be used to adjust the grade by one unit on the scale. Both the paper and the oral exam must be retaken when repeating the exam. 

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

45 credits in sociology including SOS1002 or equivalent. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVSOS310 15.0
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment with oral adjustment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment with oral adjustment 100/100

Release
2021-10-29

Submission
2021-11-15


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15:00

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Spring ORD Assignment with oral adjustment 100/100 INSPERA
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  • * 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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