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50 hours social studies online

SAMFUNNSKUNNSKAP ONLINE: Lingu offers the most flexible course in social studies, approved by UDI for permanent residency. During the course you will learn about Norwegian society, culture, politics, education, labour market and much more.

Prices and registration

  • 100% online
  • Approved by UDI
  • Mandatory course for skilled workers
  • Flexible and simple

If you are considering applying for permanent residence or citizenship in Norway, you may need to do a short course with 50 hours social studies before you apply.

 

How does the course programme work?

The course in social studies combines several different learning methods. You will watch video lessons, and work independently with interactive exercises, read, listen, take quizzes and you will participate in instructor-led classes conducted in a virtual classroom.

In a period of 7 weeks, one new chapter will be introduced every week. You will get instant access to the first chapter when you sign up, and then chapter 2 will come a week later, and chapter 3 one week thereafter and so on. If you cannot follow the weekly schedule, you will still have access to the online lessons depending on the package you chose for 3 months and can complete the course at your own pace. The earliest one can complete the course is within 8 weeks for the regular course, and 2 weeks for the fast-track students (see more information below).

The learning platform will closely track your work and attendance during the course. In order to pass the course you need to complete all lessons and attend the virtual classroom lessons.

The virtual classroom lessons are held in the evening.

 

Requirements:

  • The course will be lead in English, and all participants must understand and speak English at an intermediate (B1) level or higher.
  • You need a headset with microphone in order to attend classes the virtual classroom

 

Learning objectives

The social studies course is also known as the civics course, and covers seven topics as defined in the official syllabus:

  1. New immigrant in Norway
  2. History, geography and way of life
  3. Children and family
  4. Health
  5. Education and learning
  6. Working life
  7. Democracy and the welfare society

The course participants will achieve

  • knowledge about important historical, social, economic, cultural, legal and political events and institutions in Norway, and ability to express this knowledge.
  • knowledge about his or her own rights, opportunities and duties in the Norwegian society, and ability to use this knowledge in everyday life.
  • ability to reflect upon and discuss basic values and challenges in the Norwegian society related to democracy, equality and human rights, and ability to to express his or her own opinions about these matters.

 

Who is the social studies course for?

The online course 50 hours social studies is designed for adult immigrants and expats in Norway who have the duty to complete 300 hours Norwegian language training and social studies according to the Introduction Act. This training can only be taken with an approved course provider (such as Lingu).

The course will also work well if you have the right to free municipal training in Norwegian language and social studies, but would like to take the course online rather than in a traditional course setting.

 

Approved course

Lingu is accredited by Kompetanse Norge. This means that the course certificate you get at the end of the course will be valid documentation of your social studies training.

 

In order to pass the course and receive the certificate, you need to achieve the following criteria:

  • Participate a minimum of 6 meetings in the virtual classroom
  • Submit all required essays
  • Complete all lessons
  • Pass the test at the end of the course

 

The fast-track option

If you are short on time and would like to complete the course as soon as possible, you should choose the fast-track option. This will grant you instant access to all lessons in the course and you can complete the requirements in 2 weeks.

Online
Tønsberg
Trondheim
Stavanger
Bergen
Oslo
Sandnes
MON 18 NOV
Time
Meeting
Nov 18
19:15
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Nov 18, 2019
19:15 - 20:45
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of Q&A, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • History quiz
  • Highlights of Norwegian national history
  • The Vikings, Norway in Europe
  • The Constitution
  • World War II
  • Becoming an oil nation

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
TUE 19 NOV
Time
Meeting
Nov 19
17:45
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Nov 19, 2019
17:45 - 19:15
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion, or at least read the articles online. 
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Fastlegen
  • Egenandel
  • Frikort
  • When do I go to the doctor?
  • The health care system

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
WED 20 NOV
Time
Meeting
Nov 20
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Nov 20, 2019
19:00 - 20:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Work contracts
  • Job security
  • Trade unions and professional associations
  • Networking
  • Further education
  • Starting your own company
  • The glory of paying your taxes

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
MON 25 NOV
Time
Meeting
Nov 25
19:15
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Nov 25, 2019
19:15 - 20:45
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion, or at least read the articles online. 
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Raising children in Norway
  • Children's rights
  • Parents' rights
  • Government subsidies for families with children
  • Child support agency.

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
TUE 26 NOV
Time
Meeting
Nov 26
17:45
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Nov 26, 2019
17:45 - 19:15
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • The Norwegian education system
  • Your own education
  • Ongoing education and lifelong learning
  • Applying for University
  • Financing education

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
WED 27 NOV
Time
Meeting
Nov 27
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Nov 27, 2019
19:00 - 20:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Stortinget
  • Regjerningen
  • His Majesty the King of Norway
  • The court system
  • NAV
  • Pensions

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
MON 2 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 02
19:15
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 02, 2019
19:15 - 20:45
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion, or at least read the articles online. 
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Fastlegen
  • Egenandel
  • Frikort
  • When do I go to the doctor?
  • The health care system

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
TUE 3 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 03
17:45
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 03, 2019
17:45 - 19:15
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Work contracts
  • Job security
  • Trade unions and professional associations
  • Networking
  • Further education
  • Starting your own company
  • The glory of paying your taxes

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
WED 4 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 04
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 04, 2019
19:00 - 20:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Prepare yourself

To get the best value out of this class, we recommend that you complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of Q&A, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
MON 9 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 09
19:15
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 09, 2019
19:15 - 20:45
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • The Norwegian education system
  • Your own education
  • Ongoing education and lifelong learning
  • Applying for University
  • Financing education

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
TUE 10 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 10
16:45
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 10, 2019
16:45 - 18:15
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Stortinget
  • Regjerningen
  • His Majesty the King of Norway
  • The court system
  • NAV
  • Pensions

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
WED 11 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 11
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 11, 2019
19:00 - 20:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of Q&A, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • History quiz
  • Highlights of Norwegian national history
  • The Vikings, Norway in Europe
  • The Constitution
  • World War II
  • Becoming an oil nation

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
MON 16 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 16
19:15
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 16, 2019
19:15 - 20:45
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Work contracts
  • Job security
  • Trade unions and professional associations
  • Networking
  • Further education
  • Starting your own company
  • The glory of paying your taxes

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
WED 18 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 18
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 18, 2019
19:00 - 20:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion, or at least read the articles online. 
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Raising children in Norway
  • Children's rights
  • Parents' rights
  • Government subsidies for families with children
  • Child support agency.

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
MON 23 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 23
19:15
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 23, 2019
19:15 - 20:45
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Stortinget
  • Regjerningen
  • His Majesty the King of Norway
  • The court system
  • NAV
  • Pensions

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
FRI 27 DEC
Time
Meeting
Dec 27
18:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Dec 27, 2019
18:00 - 19:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion, or at least read the articles online. 
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Fastlegen
  • Egenandel
  • Frikort
  • When do I go to the doctor?
  • The health care system

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
FRI 3 JAN
Time
Meeting
Jan 03
18:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Jan 03, 2020
18:00 - 19:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • The Norwegian education system
  • Your own education
  • Ongoing education and lifelong learning
  • Applying for University
  • Financing education

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
WED 8 JAN
Time
Meeting
Jan 08
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Jan 08, 2020
19:00 - 20:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Work contracts
  • Job security
  • Trade unions and professional associations
  • Networking
  • Further education
  • Starting your own company
  • The glory of paying your taxes

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.
WED 15 JAN
Time
Meeting
Jan 15
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Jan 15, 2020
19:00 - 20:30
Online
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
In order to attend this class, you should complete all or most of the course material for this chapter BEFORE attending the discussion.
 
Format:  A mix of questions and answers, group discussions, mini lectures and quiz.

Students are encouraged to email questions and comments to the course material AHEAD of each class. It is also possible to ask questions directly in class, via microphone or group/private chat.

In the past, topics for this chapter have included: 
  • Stortinget
  • Regjerningen
  • His Majesty the King of Norway
  • The court system
  • NAV
  • Pensions

General information
The instructor will enter about 5 minutes prior to announced start time. Attendance will be recorded at the beginning, middle and end of class. Students must listen and participate actively in the entire class to be counted. Students logging in later than 15 minutes into class may lose their attendance for that class.

Attendance is entered manually after each class, please allow up to 24 hours for your attendance to register.

INSTRUCTORS

Profile ofb12 sm
Odd Bjerga
Stavanger
Profile yngvil
Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Online

Course ratings

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Average rating: 4.66 of 5
Based on 423 reviews.

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Oct 21, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Structure and Yingvil

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

Education chapter - too long and too repetitive, throughout the chapters there were links not working

Noen flere kommentarer til din kursopplevelse?

This survey is not has some not relevant questions for the students who took just the 50h social studies course - where the question was not relevant to me I graded with 3 (I did online classes, can't evaluate the ventilation in the class room f.e.).

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Oct 16, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Online classes

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Some courses contained incorrect (outdated) info or missing slides.

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I'm planning to sign up for Norsk course also, so with words of Terminator: I'll be back :-)

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Oct 15, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

The live sessions

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

The inconsistency in chapters. The format of chapter 5 is different than the others. This chapter is quite difficult to follow

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NA

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Oct 15, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Flexibility

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Too much talking in virtual classes out of the topic

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None

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Sep 11, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

information, discussion

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ingen

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all good

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Jun 26, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Practical information helpful for settling in norway

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Being forced to do it although I already knew most of the content by living here

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May 07, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

It was very helpful and the teacher is very nice.

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Problems with connection and couple of lectures were canceled.

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No

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Mar 29, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

interaction

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na

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well done

LESSONS

Course lessons

Chapter 1 - New immigrant in Norway

Units

25

Estimated time

3h 5m

Assignments

4

This is the first chapter of the social studies course. You will learn about your obligations and rights, the introduction programme and what is expected from members of the society. This particular chapter is the only chapter that has information that is applicable only to immigrants. All the subsequent chapters apply both to immigrants as well as Norwegians.

 

Course evaluation and qualification for course certificate

In order to pass the course and receive the certificate, you need to achieve the following criteria:

  • Participate a minimum of 4 hours in virtual classroom
  • Complete all lessons in every chapter (Score 100)
  • Pass the test at the end of each chapter (Score 100)

 

Please note that some exercises involves writing a text. These will have to be corrected by the teacher of the chapter in order for the score to be evaluated. This will be done on a regular basis, and your score will be updated accordingly.

Participants who achieve these criteria will receive a valid certificate in the post. If you do not pass the tests or get high enough score, you can repeat it until you get high enough score.

Chapter 2 - History, geography and way of life

Units

41

Estimated time

3h 29m

Assignments

1

Welcome to chapter 2 of the social studies course

In this chapter you will:

  • Learn about the key historical events and turning points;
  • Understand what has shaped the modern society in Norway today;
  • Learn geographical details about our country and where cities and counties are located;
  • Learn the most important celebrations of life events and holidays;
  • Be able to discuss topics like religion and traditions offer your point of view on these matters. 

 

This chapter is lead by Yngvil Vatn Guttu.

Chapter 3 - Children and family

Units

32

Estimated time

3h 45m

Assignments

1

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • different family structures and households in the Norwegian society
  • values appreciated when raising children
  • laws that regulate marriage, divorce, equality and rights of children
  • violence, genital mutilation, forced marriage and the consequenses for these acts in Norwegian law

Chapter 4 - Health

Units

47

Estimated time

5h 44m

Assignments

1

In this chapter you'll learn about:

  • The history of the Norwegian health system;
  • Different health care services and systems;
  • Mental health;
  • Children and health;
  • The elderly and health;
  • How to prevent disease.

Also at the end of the chapter, there is a crash course in Norwegian health language, containing words you're likely to come across when you live in Norway.

A lot of the material is provided by VOX - you can see the originals here.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Know and understand how the Norwegian health system works;
  • Know and understand how one access the rights to health services;
  • Be able to discuss different points of view regarding physical and mental health;
  • Understand how your lifestyle impacts your health and how you can prevent health issues.

Chapter 5 - Education

Units

73

Estimated time

7h 8m

Assignments

2

This chapter of the course covers the Norwegian education system. You will learn about:

  • rights and obligations, and opportunities in the Norwegian educational system, and how this is financed;
  • important values that this system is based upon;
  • what is expected from parents, and how parents can support the learning process.

Chapter 6 - Work life and career in Norway

Units

44

Estimated time

6h 8m

This chapter covers the working life in Norway and introduces several highly interesting topics from career development training. You will learn what legal rights you have as an employee in a company in Norway, what rights self-employd persons have and have not, and what you can do to achieve your career goal with a company in Norway.

 

Work life in Norway

  • A brief history of labour in Norway
  • Work and welfare
  • Historic development
  • Employment rights and obligations
  • Organisations and participation
  • The welfare state creates jobs
  • Job search
  • Wages and taxes
  • Illicit work

Chapter 7 - Democracy

Units

34

Estimated time

3h 47m

During this chapter, you will learn about the different processes in the political system in Norway. You will learn about the important, underlying principles that supports the democracy such as voting rights and freedom of speach and freedom of organisation.

Furthermore, you will learn about the history of this welfare state, and how it has evolved over time, and how the government is organised and who decides what.

Many of the texts here are from Vox' website and are used with permission.

Social studies final test

Units

4

Estimated time

1h 55m

Test your skills from the whole course

File

SS_DAY_2_ordliste.docx

Uploaded Sunday, July 03, 2016

File

SS_DAY_1_ordliste.docx

Uploaded Sunday, July 03, 2016

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