SOS3521 - Inequalities, Welfare and Integration


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination

Course content

The course problematises key sociological discussions on inequalities, integration and welfare, including their inherent relationshoips. The lectures focuses on sentral theoretical perspectives and theories, however also present key empirical contributions, from both the Norwegian society and the global community. The disucssions are anchored in analyses of key societal challenges, such as the future of the welfare state, migration patterns, crime, climatic change, health and labour markets. Important perspectives are interscetionality, power and spatiality. The course combines class room discussions with students' own empirical investigations, primarily through their work with term papers.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall have:
- understanding of key sociological perspectives on inequalities, welfare and integration
- understanding of important empirical contributions to these fields of sociological study, both nationally and internationally

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
- accomplish own empirical analysis of aspects of inequalities, welfare and integration in the contemporary society
- present their analysis, orally and in written texts

Learning methods and activities

The course combines a variety of learning activities (lectures, seminars, presentations, excursions and other). If few students attend the course the two first weeeks of teaching, the course will be given as an individual study course with supervision.

Compulsory assignments

  • Presentations

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Individual paper and oral examination. The oral exam covers the term paper as well as readings. The oral exam will be used to adjust the term paper's grade by a maximum of one grade. Both the term paper and the oral exam must be retaken at a repeat of the exam.

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

60 credits including SOS1002 or an equivalent course in research methods. 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
SOS8534 10.0 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4

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 arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment

Release 2020-11-16

Submission 2020-11-27

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 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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