Sociology Ma, Sociological Risk Theory, 7,5 Credits
Subject/Main field: Sociologi
Cycle: Second cycle
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Social Sciences
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Date of change: 6/2/2014
Version valid from: 8/30/2014
The aim of the course is to give deeper knowledge of sociological theories of risks and the role of risk in contemporary society.
After the course is completed, the student should show capacity to:
- describe and compare sociological theories about risk and risk communication
- analyze and critically interpret risk from a sociological perspective
- independently identify and investigate a problem within the area of risk.
The course covers theories of risk. In addition to advanced elaboration of theory by individual reading and seminar discussions of the literature, the course also includes an element in which the students choose, in consultation with the teacher, a practical or theoretical problem to analyze based on the course´s overall purpose.
Bachelor's degree with a major (90 Credits) in a main field of study within the behavioural or social sciences.
Selection rules and procedures
The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.
Teaching will take place as lectures and seminars.
Examination will take the form of participation at seminars, individual written exams and a researchreport. There are compulsory elements.
The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.
Author: Amoore, Louise. & De Godede, Marieke
Title: Risk and the War on Terror. 8 ed.
Author: Douglas, Mary
Title: Risk and Blame. Essays in Cultural Theory
Publisher: London: Routledge
Comment: Valda delar
Author: Hannah-Moffat, K & O´Malley, P
Title: Gendered Risks
Publisher: London: Routledge Cavendish Publishing
Author: Lupton, Deborah & Tulloch, John
Article title: 'Life would be pretty dull without risk': Volutary risk taking and its pleasures.
Journal: Health, Risk & Society
Year/Volume/nr/pages: 2002, 4(2), 113-124
Author: Wilkingson, Ian
Article title: The problem of suffering as a driving force of rationalization and social change.
Journal: The British Journalof Sociology
Year/Volume/nr/pages: 2013, Vol.64(1). pp.123-141
Author: Wilkinson, Ian.
Title: Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life. The New Sociology
Scientific articles will be added.
Examination according to this syllabus is possible one year after being registered on the course. Those who have not passed the course and want to take the exam should contact the Director of Studies.