|Welfare and Society, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- account for and reflect upon different welfare societies and their development.
- compare, discuss, and combine different perspectives concerning welfare systems
- problematize and critically analyze consequences of different welfare systems from an individual, group, as well as societal perspective.
|The core of the course deals with a historical and comparative perspective of the origin, development and changes of the welfare societies. In particular the course emphasizes the interrelatedness of gender, class, family, aging and ethnicity in relation to systems of welfare. From a historical and comparative point of view the course make a deeper perspective of the relations between gender, ethnicity, citizenship and welfare state|
|The teaching is based on student active modes of studies. The type of teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars and individual as well as group based exercises.|
|Examinations are normally conducted both orally and in written form. Oral examination is conducted via presentations of written reports and active participation in seminar discussions. Written reports and essays may be individual, group based or both. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the courses study guide.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Admission is, except for basic admission, the special admission that is required for the bachelor programme Social and Cultural Analysis. In addition 105 approved credits in Social and Cultural Analysis, or equivalent are required.
|The course is graded on the following scale: Pass with distinction; Pass; Fail.|
|Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.