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50 hours social studies

Lingu offers the most flexible course in social studies for expats. During the course you will learn about Norwegian society, culture, politics, education, labour market and much more.

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 welfare society

Note: The course will be lead in English, and all participants must understand and speak English at an intermediate (B1) level or higher.

 

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.

 

Learning objectives

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.

In brief, the course is for you if you want to:

  • apply for permanent residency in Norway
  • apply for Norwegian citizenship
  • learn about Norway

 

Approved course

Lingu is accredited by Vox. 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
Oslo
Stavanger
MON 27 FEB
Time
Meeting
Feb 27
20:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 3 Children and Family
Unlimited seats
Student initiated virtual classroom discussion. Please suggest topics at the beginning of class.
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.
WED 1 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 1
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 7 Democracy and the Welfare State
Unlimited seats
THU 2 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 2
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 6 - Work life
Unlimited seats
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 6 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 6
20:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 4 - Health
Unlimited seats
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 7 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 7
20:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 2 - History, Geography and Way of Life
Unlimited seats
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.
THU 9 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 9
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 7 - Democracy
Unlimited seats
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 13 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 13
20:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 5 - Education
Unlimited seats
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 14 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 14
20:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 3 - Children and family
Unlimited seats
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.
THU 16 MAR
Time
Meeting
Mar 16
19:00
Profile yngvil Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Chapter 1 - New Immigrant in Norway
Unlimited seats
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.

INSTRUCTORS

Yngvil
Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Online
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Pia Lorentzen Skjennum
Online
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Odd Bjerga
Stavanger
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Agnes Wigestrand Hoftun
Stavanger

LESSONS

Title Time
Chapter 1 - New immigrant in Norway 210 minutes
Chapter 2 - History, geography and way of life 204 minutes
Chapter 3 - Children and family 207 minutes
Chapter 4 - Health 298 minutes
Chapter 5 - Education 439 minutes
Chapter 6 - Work life and career in Norway 368 minutes
Chapter 7 - Democracy 223 minutes
Social studies final test 115 minutes
Book this course
Choose a licence option
Normal 8-week course: 2,900.00 kr
Fast-track course: 4,500.00 kr
50 hours social studies: 0.00 kr
Total: 0.00 kr

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