Sociology 4 - Sociological Perspectives on the Changing Welfare Society, 30 credits

Sociologi 4 - Sociologiska perspektiv på välfärdssamhällets förändring, avancerad nivå, 30 hp


Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course


John Boman

Course coordinator

John Boman

Director of studies or equivalent

Mattias Hellgren


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2023 202334-202403 Swedish Linköping, Valla

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Sociology, basic course
  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Sociology, continuation course
  • Sociology, in-depth course 30 ECTS credits with 22,5 ECTS credits passed including an essay 15 ECTS credits or the equivalent
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level in Swedish upper secondary (Engelska 6 and Svenska 3)


If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice 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.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

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.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPPS Thesis 15 credits U, G, VG
MEDI Sociology of Medicine 7.5 credits U, G, VG
ARBE Sociology of Work 7.5 credits U, G, VG



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