SOS8540 - Explorations in Class, Power and Inequality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Paper
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Paper 100/100

Course content

The course starts out with an overview of recent developments in class and inequality research with a focus on theory, methodology and empirical applications. Rather than treating old and new theory and models as fixed we are interested in exploring the possibilities to expand the theoretical vocabulary and methodologies associated with analysis of social class, power and inequality. The course should stimulate the course participants to creativity and independence in their own research. The course is set up as a mix of lectures and workshops where course participants have the opportunity to problematize and develop questions in their own dissertation projects.

Learning outcome

Knowledge objectives - The student must:

• Discuss theoretical / methodological topics presented and discussed in the course

Skill objectives - The student must:

• deal with one of the topics addressed in the teaching in an independent way in a written work at an internationally high level.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars in Paris and Trondheim. Contact Department of Sociology and Political Science for information on when it will be taught.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Paper

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree or equivalent in the social sciences

Course materials

Stated at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Paper

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