SOS8532 - Organizations and Work in Modern Society


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course offers a theoretical and empirical lens for understanding contemporary challenges within the fields of organizations, work, and modern society. The focus will be on societal perspectives and draws upon research from leading scholars in these fields.

The course offers up-to-date analytical tools to understand the different roles that organizations and work play in modern society and its different areas. Correspondingly, the course discusses organizations and work in context of various themes that might include education, politics, business and economics, public administration, digitalization, social work, love and family, inclusion/exclusion, societal differentiation, inequality, and welfare.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall have:

  • understand how to analyze organization and work structures and processes and their role in and for modern society.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • treat one of the themes which was discussed in instruction in an independent empirical analytical manner at an internationally high level.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. If 5 or fewer students attend the course in the first two weeeks of teaching, the course will be given as an individual study course with supervision.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Individual paper.

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree in Sociology or equivalent

Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS3607 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
SOS8528 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
SOS3519 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

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

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