SOS3001 - Sociological Theory


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 1/2
Home examination 1/2

Course content

This course offers insight into the main strands of sociological theory. These are exemplified and actualized through a discussion of recent debates and research questions. The term paper will be an independent analysis of a topic discussed in class.

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 activity: Mandatory group projects.

Mandatory activities:
Participation in seminars and oral presentation.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group work

Further on evaluation

Forms of assessment: Term paper and home exam. Each part counts half of the grade.

All parts of the evaluation must be retaken when the exam is repeated.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

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: Home examination and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 1/2 INSPERA
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Spring ORD Home examination 1/2 INSPERA
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Autumn ORD Assignment 1/2 INSPERA
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Spring ORD Assignment 1/2 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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