Sociology of everyday life: global issues in contemporary world (BSS360)

Sociology of everyday life: global issues in the contemporary world will focus on the basic sociological ideas and central questions of theories and concepts related to globalization and everyday life. This course aims to expand the students' understanding of sociological perspectives, by examination of the impact of globalization on people's everyday lives. Particular focus will be given to sociological theories and terms about areas with modern societal and political concerns as well as sociological theories of everyday analysis. Possible themes to be covered are: sociology of social movements; feeling sociology; gender sociology; sociology for digital technologies and emphasis is placed on how different sociological perspectives conceptualize and study such issues. The course will be structured in a way that will help students find a topic for their BA thesis and assist them in further developing a set of transferable skills -- including critical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving -- essential for successful progression to higher education or into professional employment.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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The course introduces different perspectives and issues within the sociology of everyday life and focuses on the impact of globalization on our everyday lives. The course is based on sociological theories of globalization, digitalisation, and social inequality, and discusses its application to everyday life. The course moves between social phenomena at both macro and micro level and discusses the application of sociological perspectives to specific social conditions.

Learning outcome


After completing the course, students are expected to have acquired knowledge of:

  • Central issues related to the relationship between the influence of globalization on everyday life.
  • Central perspectives and theories on globalization and everyday life.
  • The relationship between Globalization and social inequality in everyday life


After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Apply sociological perspectives, theories and concepts to the analysis of global and social phenomena in everyday life.
  • Make the sociology concepts and theories of everyday life relevant to social debates.
  • Analyze the implications of globalization on everyday life.

General competence 

  • The students will develop a sociological understanding of the relationship between globalization, social change and everyday life.
  • On basis of sociological theory and concepts of everyday life, the student should have a well-developed platform for critical sociological analysis and be able to reflect and analyze different global processes’ impact on everyday life.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Year 1 compulsory sociology courses.  


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Home assignment 1/1 3 Days Letter grades All

Coursework requirements

Obligatorisk aktivitet

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Course coordinator:

Hande Eslen Ziya

Method of work

The format of the course is a combination of  blended teaching, with online and conventional lectures.

Open for

Sociology - Bachelor's Degree Programme Political Science - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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