Global inequality in a sociological perspective
The course focuses on presenting theory and empirical data on social inequality in a global perspective. Has global inequality grown in the last 20 years or has it diminished? Does globalization create more or less global inequality? Are fewer and fewer people owning more and more of the global wealth? These are some of the questions that are raised on the course and which are analyzed on the basis of different theories about what creates differences in 'wealth' between individuals and between different regions in the world (eg North / South, Asia / Africa / Europe) and what creates differences within the regions. Key topics are inequality in relation to ethnicity, gender, elites, power, health, social mobility, attractive resources (economy), and the like. Different sociological and social science theories of inequality are used.
Courses with oral exams will be held offline. If the case of Covid-19 restrictions, oral exams will be held online. You will be notified of this in Absalon no later than 4 weeks prior to the exam time – with the option of shorter deadline if Covid-19 restrictions are introduced at shorter notice.
Courses with written exams will not experience any changes in relation to the normal exam form.
Welfare, inequality and mobility
Students are expected to gain knowledge of a wide range of sociological theories of inequality. At the same time, they are expected to be able to account for empirical characteristics regarding inequality patterns in a global perspective.
The students are expected to acquire skills that make it possible to combine theoretical issues with empirical observations within the field of inequality.
The students are expected to acquire competencies in being able to combine the application of theories of inequality in an empirical field. In this context, the student will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages between applying different theories to different empirical material.
Compendium will be used. More info in Absalon.
Registration deadline for courses is:
June 1st for Autumn semester
December 1st for Spring semester.
When registered you will be signed up for exam.
Sociology- and anthropology Student:
Registration online at KUnet
International exchange students:
You must sign up by filling in an application form.
Find it at www.sociology.ku.dk.
Find more information at www.soc.ku.dk under Uddannelse - Meritstuderende.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Portfolio, -Individual or group (max. 4 students).
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 10 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.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
Please see the learning outcome.
- Class Instruction
- 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
- Carsten Strøby Jensen (3-7282794f827e723d7a843d737a)
Carsten Strøby Jensen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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