ASOB16012U  Socio-cultural Differentiation

Volume 2018/2019

Mandatory BSc course at 3. semester Sociology.


The objective of the course is to focus on key theories and concepts within the different forms of cultural and social stratification and on dynamics that generate equality and inequality and which transcend sociological theory and methods.

Important forms of stratification include gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, class, disability and religion.
The various forms of stratification and their relations can be studied by means of intra,- inter- and anti-categorical analyses. The nature and evolution of different types of social practice and values among population groups and nations in a European and global perspective.

Learning Outcome


Students learn to  

·         understand how different social and identity categories work together and create different opportunities and conditions for individuals and groups

·         describe the categories’ mutual relations, history and current forms in the interface between similarity and recognition, discrimination and potential changes

·          analyse different forms of intersectional identities and practices in a range of institutional and policy contexts.


The course teaches students to

·         account for the formation of key concepts and theories

·         use intersectional categories and perspectives in a series of institutional contexts, e.g. policy processes.

·         use concepts, categories and perspectives in qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method sociological analyses.



At the end of the course, students are able to

·          evaluate and apply the theories and methods presented in a critical perspective

·         independently apply and differentiate theories and methods on



600-700 pages

Available in printed compendium + additional texts on Absalon.

Lectures, and student exercises/ team work.
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester

Feedback after paper 1, paper 2 and final essay

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Individual or group.
A portfolio assignment is defined as a series of short assignments during the course that address one or more set questions and feedback is offered during the course. All of the assignments are submitted together for assessment at the end of the course.
The portfolio assignments must be no longer than 15 pages. For group assignments, an extra 5 pages is added per additional student. Further details for this exam form can be found in the Curriculum and in the General Guide to Examinations at KUnet.
Exam registration requirements

Portfolio integrated with the course Videregående kvantitative metoder
NB! The exam will be in English

Sociology students must be enrolled under BSc Curriculum 2016 to take this exam.

Credit students must be at bachelor level

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

Find more information on your study page at KUnet.
Exchange students and Danish full degree guest students please see the homepage of Sociology; and


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

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Course Preparation
  • 97
  • Exercises
  • 70
  • Exam Preparation
  • 11
  • Total
  • 206