Sociology of the Welfare State: Theoretical Perspectives
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
Course package (MSc 2015):
Welfare, Inequality and Mobility
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
lectures and exercises
See syllabus in Absalon
This course has limited space.
Students are expected to be active in class
Registration deadline for courses is:
June 1 for Autumn semester
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 examination under invigilationIndividual or group.
If the synopsis is written by more than one student, the oral exam will generally 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.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
Please see the learning outcome
- Course Preparation
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
Bachelor choiceFull Degree MasterFull Degree Master choice
- Vejl. 40 personer
- Department of Sociology, Study Council
- Department of Sociology
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Peter Abrahamson (2-75664578746833707a336970)
Peter Abrahamson, e-mail: email@example.com
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