Essay writing in sociology 7.5 credits

Sociologiskt uppsatsskrivande
First cycle, S0060A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 2 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 23 Aug 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 1a/1b/1c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (specifik entry A5). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics A, Social Studies A (specifik entry 5)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The student should after the course have gained an overview of the areas that sociologists research in, and be able to formulate a research question, carry out a small research project, including reflecting on theory and methodology. The course is an exercise in essay writing craft in a sociological context.

During the course, what is meant by positivist and hermeneutic sciences, and quantitative and qualitative methods, is presented. An overview of sociological areas of relevance are presented. The students then formulate a research question, and carry out a smaller research project, which should result in an essay. The essay is processed via seminars.

Lectures and seminars.

Examination by essay and mandatory attendance at seminars. Essay 4,5 credits. Seminars 3,0 credits.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Due to similar content, the course can not be included in a degree together with the course S0017A or other courses with similar content.

Transition terms
The course equals S0017A

Karolina Parding

Transition terms
The course S0060A is equal to S0017A

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Ahrne, G. (2007). Att se samhället. Malmö: Liber.
Patel, R. & Davidson, B. (2011). Forskningsmetodikens grunder: att planera, genomföra och rapportera en undersökning. Studentlitteratur: Lund.

Giddens, A. (2007 eller senare). Sociologi. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Strömquist, S. (2001). Konsten att tala och skriva. Malmö: Gleerups.
Karlsson, O (2017). Svenska skrivregler. Solna: Liber.
Trost. J. (2002). Att vara opponent. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Other essay specific literature may also apply

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002SeminarsU G#3.00MandatoryA17
0003EssayU G VG *4.50MandatoryA18

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.