6 August 2010
Contemporary Norwegian Society
The course presents the Norwegian welfare state and covers the following topics: Norwegian cultural history in its socio-economic and religious context; political structures within the framework of values of solidarity and equality that sustain the welfare state; family structure and policy; alcohol and drug abuse policy; labor market policy and problems; immigration policy and the challenges of multiculturalism in a formerly homogeneous society.
Undergraduate students from all fields of studies.
The objective of the course is to give students insight into the historical background, the development and the present-day challenges of the Norwegian welfare state, and on this basis enable them to make a comparative analysis of the social structure and institutions in their own countries.
Form of evaluation: Final written classroom examination. Grading based on ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.
USD 3725: On campus fee, room & board included