On successful completion of the course the student should:
see emigration and immigration as part of the contemporary international flow of persons from the South to the North
have firm knowledge of structural and individual level approaches to social interaction and apply these to intercultural and interethnic meetings
know how to apply theories and perspectives within the field on different types of societies and
in cross-cultural encounters within a welfare contexts
The course offers knowledge about:
migration statistics, European and Norwegian immigration laws and regulations
vital concepts such as culture, ethnicity, "the Other", stereotypes, multiculturalism, cultural complexity, racism and globalisation
sociological perspectives on social interaction, majorities and minorities, traditional and modern societies, gender, and work
cross-cultural perspectives on social phenomena such as family, work, welfare and gender
reflections and implications to meetings across welfare models and sectors
models and concepts linked to cross-cultural communication
The lectures are organised as more intensive periods across the semester. Expected workload is about 270 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
5 hour individual written school exam. Graded assessment.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.