BARN3101 - Social Studies of Children and Childhood

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Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer

Faglig innhold

This course addresses childhood as a social phenomenon in time and space, and how children are both shaped by and themselves shape their childhood experiences as these unfold within diverse societal and daily life conditions, practices, power and generational relations. Framed by Social Studies of Children and Childhood (Sociology of childhood), the course addresses theoretical perspectives and concepts. This includes: children and childhood as socially, culturally and historically constructed, children’s perspectives and active con¬tribution in defining and giving meaning to their lives. Further, this course addresses children’s lived lives, generational relations and the importance of context as well as issues at a structural and political level that have implications for children and childhood. Central issues to be explored in this course are images and understandings of children and childhood as well as children’s meaning-making processes, and experiences in relation to peer activities and adult organization of their lives. The course further attends to both the commonalities and diversities of childhood related to culture, power, gender, social class, ethnicity and disability.


This course aims to introduce students to theoretical perspectives, concepts and ongoing debates within Social Studies of Children and Childhood. By the end of the course participants will have gained knowledge and understanding of:

• The interdisciplinary Social Studies of Children and Childhood; theoretical concepts and the variety of perspec¬tives applied within Social Studies of Children and Childhood.
• Childhood as a social, cultural and historical phenomenon, children’s everyday lives and wellbeing related to cultural, societal and political circumstances in changing societies.
• The historical background including critique of mainstream theorizing of children, as well as debates on and within the approach.

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Total lecture hours: ca. 20 hours.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Attending lectures is compulsory (minimum 80%)

Mer om vurdering

Students who have completed compulsory activities do not have to do these again before re-sitting the exam.

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.


Admittance to the course requires a bachelor’s degree in a social science or humanities discipline, or equivalent.


Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.


Emnekode Reduksjon Fra Til
BARN3001 7.5 01.08.2006
BARN3100 7.5 01.08.2006
BARN8101 7.5 01.09.2017


Vurderingsordning: Skriftlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurderingsform Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Rom *
Høst ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 04.12.2017 09:00 Datasal 10349 , Storhall del 2
Vår ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100
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