Syllabus for Current Sociological Debates

Aktuella sociologiska diskussioner

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2SC134
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sociology A1N, Social Psychology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2016-03-09
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-06-11
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2021
  • Entry requirements:

    A Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in social sciences. Proficiency in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.

  • Responsible department: Department of Sociology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is given as a course within the Master's Programme in the Social Sciences. The course may be given in English.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to introduce a current research field in contemporary sociological research. During the course, the student develops an advanced understanding of and ability to formulate and analyse social phenomena based on knowledge in the current field. The student will also develop the ability to critically reflect over the different approaches the course presents to sociological theory and method more generally.

Each student completing the course should:

  • be able to define central concepts in the current research field
  • be able to account for central theoretical discussions in the research field
  • be able to identify central methodological discussions in the research field
  • be able to describe important empirical findings in the research field
  • be able to independently analyse, compare and synthesize different theoretical perspectives in the research field
  • be able to independently search, evaluate, process and present information within the research field
  • be able to evaluate and critically relate to different theoretical perspectives in the research field
  • be able to evaluate and critically relate to different methodological questions in the research field

Content

The course covers theoretical and methodological discussions in a current sociological research field as well as important empirical research findings within the same domain. More detailed information about the course can be obtained from the Department of Sociology before the application period opens.

Instruction

The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and/or practical exercises as well as written assignments. Participation in seminars and practical exercises is compulsory. Absence from compulsory seminars can only be compensated to a lesser extent by written submissions.

Assessment

The course is assessed through written assignments and seminars. Submissions submitted after the deadline cannot be approved. In case of missed deadline, the student is referred to re-examination. If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.