ASOK15224U Sociology of the Welfare State: Theoretical Perspectives
MA Theory and Methodology (MSc Curriculum 2015)
Course package: Welfare, Inequality and Mobility
BA-Undergraduates from foreign countries (exchange students) can sign up for this course.
Creditstudents must be at master level
The course focuses on theories of welfare state development in a global context. Thus, it breaks with the traditional Eurocentricism and includes theoretical reflections and contributions from Asia, Latin America and Middle East and North Africa. The various welfare regimes across the globe are discussed with particular reference to class, gender, ethnicity and generation.
The aim of the course is to enable students to critically engage with welfare state theory from a sociological perspective
Students will acquire a thorough understanding of human welfare based on theoretical sociological insight.
Students will be provided with analytical skills.
Students will develop competences that will enable them to critically understand and analyse the social dynamics determining human welfare
See syllabus in Absalon
Students are expected to be active in class
Registration deadline for courses is June 1 for Autumn semester
and December 1 for Spring semester.
Registration deadline for Summer school is June 1.
When registered you will be signed up for exam.
International exchange students must sign up by filling in an application form: course registration.
Credit students: klik her
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examinationIndividual or group. If the synopsis is written by more than one student, the oral exam must be a group exam. Further details for this exam form can be found in the Curriculum and in the General Guide to Examinations at KUnet.
- Exam registration requirements
Sociology students must be enrolled under MSc Curriculum 2015 to take this exam.
Credit students must be at master level.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Submission dates and time will be available at KUnet, www.kunet.dk. Exchange students and danish full degree guest students please see the homepage of Sociology; http://www.soc.ku.dk/english/education/exams/ and http://www.soc.ku.dk/uddannelser/meritstuderende/eksamen/
At re-exam, the form of examination is the same as ordinary exam.
If the form of examination is ”active participation” the re-examination form is always “free written take-home essay
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see the learning outcome
- Course Preparation