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BED-2060 Social inequalities in modern society - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

This course may be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

This is a course for those who are interested in the causes, consequences, and challenges of social and economic inequalities in modern societies. The course discusses the theoretical & empirical perspectives of the institutions in which inequalities are structured, reproduced and experienced. Students will address these discussions through relevant theories, research and empirical case studies in these areas. After the course, students will be expected to recognize the structures of social inequalities in income, education, neighborhood, and health. They are also expected to develop questions about these inequalities through topics of race/ethnicity, social class, gender, migration, and intergenerational persistence.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester . Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 april for the autumn semester.

Objective of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding

Students will have the ability to understand

Skills and competences

Students will be able to demonstrate ability to

General Proficiency

Students will

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.


Assessment will be based on a portfolio of one obligatory assignment (counts 50%), and one term paper (counts 50%). The term paper can be submitted as a part of a group (max. three students). The portfolio should showcase the ability to ask an interesting scientific or business-relevant question, to gather and clean relevant data, to apply a meaningful analytical analysis, and explain and visualize the results in an engaging, comprehensible manner.

A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. Only one overall grade is given for the course.

There will not be a re-sit exam for this course.

Date for examination

Portfolio assessment hand in date 15.11.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2020
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