SOSGEO4800 - Globalisation, migration and religion
The course explores sociological issues related to globalization, migration and religion. The course is based on recent theoretical and empirical contributions within the sociology of migration as well as the sociology of religion.
Globalisation processes and changes in national states have significance for migrants in our time. The course discusses issues related to multiculturalism, transnationalism, religion, and right-wing populism. The course also covers various aspects of international migration like migration flows (including refugees), irregularity, ethnic identity, and acculturation of migrants.
Competences in international migration, relationships within religiously heterogeneous communities as well as cultural awareness are becoming increasingly relevant in the labor market, both in the public and private sectors.
- Explain and provide examples of different frameworks and approaches to understanding globalization, international migration and religion
- Understand both the need for and challenges to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the study of migration
- Be able to identify how worldviews, values and beliefs influence the construction of knowledge in the field of migration policies and religion
- The course will contribute to a theoretically grounded understanding of globalization, migration and religion, and key processes that affect various aspects of the migration process. The course provides a good foundation for working on a thesis concerning the study of migration and/or religion.
- Critically read and discuss articles and chapters on the sociology of migration, recognizing the importance of different discourses and approaches;
- Use different theories when discussing a more concrete empirical phenomenon
- Develop skills for oral and written presentation of knowledge and competencies
- Ability to explain linkages between diverse phenomena related to globalization, migration and religion
- Capacity to understand complex issues from multiple perspectives
- Improved capacity for self-reflection and self-awareness
- Understanding of how to engage with migration issues from a more knowledge-based perspective
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
This course is not available for single course students.
This course is a part of the Master's programme in Sociology and Human Geography.
The course is also open for master's students on Lektorprogrammet and Organisasjon, ledelse og arbeid at UiO.
Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course as guest student if this is cleared by their own study programme. Admission as a guest student will vary from semester to semester, as guest students will be allotted any vacant seats on the course.
10 credits overlap with SOS4800 - Globalisation, migration and religion (continued)
- The course will be organized as 11 seminars including lectures and discussions
- The lectures are given in English
- In relation to the term paper, each student is offered one hour individual counseling (including counseling and preparation)
- Short term paper
- 1-hour written school exam
Assessment is based on a short term paper (4000 Words) and a written school exam. The short term paper counts 2/3 of the final grade whilst the written school exam counts 1/3.
Both term paper and written school exam must be passed the same semester in order to receive a valid final grade.
- Guidelines for the term paper
- An introduction to writing of assignments in sociology
- Previous exam texts
The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. Read more about written examinations using Inspera.
You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera. Read more about training in Inspera.
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read more about how to submit assignments in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
Students may use dictionaries at this exam. Dictionaries must be handed in before the examination. Please read regulations for dictionaries permitted at the examination.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.
The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.
The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.
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Resit an examination
If you are sick or have another valid reason for not attending the regular exam, we offer a postponed exam later in the same semester.
See also our information about resitting an exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.