Social Science (SAK01‑01)
Competence aims and assessment

Examples of connections


Competence aims

  • explore and present one’s work on contemporary topics or debates using methods, sources and digital resources from the social-science field, and argue for one’s own and others’ opinions and values
  • explore how interests and ideological points of view affect our arguments and choice of sources, and reflect on how this is manifested through different opinions
  • explain the process of socialisation and discuss how identity and self-esteem of young people are influenced through socialisation
  • discuss how personal finances, commercial influences and consumerism affect people on the individual, group and societal levels
  • reflect on challenges associated with setting boundaries, and discuss how different values, norms and laws apply to gender, sexuality and the body
  • reflect on one’s own digital footprint, explore who has access to one’s digital traces, and discuss how data and personal data can be used or misused
  • obtain information on the different forms of social inequality in Norway and discuss the connection between inequality and social exclusion
  • reflect on equalities and inequalities in cultural expression, identity and lifestyles within and between the majority and minority groups in Norway and the Sápmi/Sábme/Sáepmie
  • explore and describe how the organisation of society and working life in Norway has changed, and discuss how the Nordic Model attempts to deal with the challenges the individual and society face
  • explore and discuss how business and industry, innovation and technology shape and affect working life and local communities in Norway
  • reflect on what it means to be a citizen, and compare how political systems are organised in different countries and areas
  • assess how the exercise of power affects people on the individual and societal level
  • explain the foundations of human rights and explore and give examples of violations of human rights, nationally and globally
  • assess the causes of and initiatives that can be taken to prevent racism, discrimination and hate speech, and discuss the boundaries for freedom of speech
  • explore a challenge or conflict at the local, national or global level and discuss how the chosen challenge or conflict affects different groups
  • discuss the connection between economic growth, living standards and quality of life in a global and sustainability perspective

Formative assessment

Assessment of coursework