Guidelines for individual, written assignment in sociology 2000-courses

As part of you examination, you will hand in a written assignment during the semester. From spring semester 2017, the assignment will be evaluated together with your school exam. The two components will make your final grade in the course.

The theme of your assignment must be chosen from within the topic of the course. If you attend seminar, you will receive guidance in choosing theme and the main question for your paper. The main parts of your paper should be based on the reading list for the course, however, you may also use other sources that are relevant. 

Submitting your assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read more about how to submit assignments in Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You must familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Practical information about the course paper

  • The paper should count approximately 2000 words +-10%
  • Use 12 point letter size and a spacing of lines 1 1/2.
  • The paper must include a summary on the 10 first lines of the first page.
  • Number each page of the paper.
  • The list of references must conclude with the following sentence: “All sources that are used in this course paper are given here.”  - With this sentence you confirm that you have listed all the literature, you have used in your term paper, in the list of references. 
  • Follow the rules on references given at the end of this page.
  • Please see introduction on how to write a good sociology paper

Information on the paper’s front page

  1. Title of the course paper
  2. The name of the course, and the name of the teacher
  3. The date you hand in the paper, and the name of the department 
  4. Your candidate number (available in StudentWeb)
  5. The number of words in the paper (the title page, the summary, the list of references and other enclosures are not included in the number of words)


Book references:

  • Parriot, D. P. & C. F. Carter. (1972), The Northern Ireland Problem. A Study in Group Relation . 2. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Journal Article references:

  • Birrell, D. (1972), “Relative Deprivation as a Factor in Northern Ireland.” The Sociological Review, 20: 317–329

Section in a book, edited by another person:

  • Dølvik, J. E. and T. A. Stokke (1998), “Norway: The Revival of Centralized Concertation”, in A. Ferner & R. Hyman: Changing Industrial Relations in Europe (118–145). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers

When you use references in your text you include author, year and page if you quote passages of text, e.g. (Birrell 1972:14). If you refere to ideas that are presented, without quotations, you include author and year in the reference, e.g. (Birrell 1972)

Web references:


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