Norway, Oslo

Contemporary Norwegian Society

when 28 June 2010 - 6 August 2010
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 EC
fee USD 3725

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.

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Target group

Undergraduate students from all fields of studies.

Course aim

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.

Credits info

9.9 EC
Form of evaluation: Final written classroom examination. Grading based on ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.

Fee info

USD 3725: On campus fee, room & board included