Social work in a global context (SOSV3220)

Bachelor's course
For exchange students

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the historical and contemporary context in which social work has been developed and is practised.

  • Admission requirements

    The student must have passed all exams in the first and second year of the Bachelor’s Programme in Social Work or the Bachelor’s Programme in Child and Welfare Work.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 15 April.

  • Teaching methods

    The course is based on lectures, class exercises, homework assignments and assigned literature. Students are expected to read the course literature and to actively participate in the course meetings, with an emphasis on dialogue. 

    If no students from abroad are registered for the course, teaching and discussions will alternate between Norwegian and English, as appropriate.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

  • Exam and assessment

    Individual written assignment with self-selected topic. The assignment can be written in either English or Norwegian. The student works on the assignment throughout the course.

Questions about this course?

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