Teaching in the fall 2021

Teaching strategy at the department of Sociology fall 2021

Since spring 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on universities and students around the world. Current and prospective students are understandably concerned about the impact the pandemic may have on their studies, and how they should be planning for the future.

The decision taken by the Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University on 5 February 2021, stipulated that online forms of teaching and assessment must be used wherever possible, and has been extended until 29 August 2021. As from 30 August 2021, the University will transition back to campus-based activity. Having consulted with the Dean of the Social Science Faculty, the following strategy has been agreed for the 2021 autumn semester at the Department of Sociology.

The main mode of teaching will be regular campus-based teaching, with digital elements added in as appropriate during the first half of the semester, that is 30 August to 3 November. For the second half of the autumn semester which starts on 4 November, teaching will return to campus fully, unless Swedish health authorities and the University re-impose restrictions on campus attendance.

In general

For the first two periods, full-course lectures, will generally be held digitally, with small group and seminar work generally held in person on campus. Some exceptions will apply, for instance data labs may be held digitally in order to avoid over-crowding.

Undergraduate teaching

A-level Period 1 and Period 2: Lectures will be mainly held online. Some of the lectures may be pre-recorded and some live-streamed. Seminars and workshops in smaller groups will be organized on campus. All teaching during Period 3 and Period 4 will be on campus.

B-level Period 1 and Period 2: Lectures will be mainly hold online. Lectures for smaller groups may take place on campus. Some of the lectures may be pre-recorded and some live-streamed. Seminars and workshops in smaller groups will mainly be organized on campus. All teaching during Period 3 and Period 4 will be on campus.

C-level Period 1 and Period 2: Lectures will be mainly hold online. Lectures for smaller groups may take place on campus. Some of the lectures may be pre-recorded and some live-streamed. Seminars and workshops in smaller groups will be organized on campus. All teaching during Period 3 and Period 4 will be on campus.

Masters level Period 1 and Period 2: Students should be prepared for in-person attendance. Lectures for larger groups will be mainly hold online. Seminars, workshops, and lectures for smaller groups will be held on campus. All teaching during Period 3 and Period 4 will be on campus.

For the most recent university-wide information for students regarding the corona virus, please visit the following page:

https://www.uu.se/en/students/recommendations-on-coronavirus/

A useful Q&A page for newly admitted students (including e.g. information about residence permits and tuition fees) can be found here

https://www.uu.se/en/students/new-students/qa-covid-19/

A page of useful information for students can be found on the Sociology Department home page: https://www.soc.uu.se/student/ If you cannot find answers to your questions, get in touch with the study counsellors or the course administrators via the email addresses on the homepage. Questions about particular courses and course content should be directed to the relevant course convenor via the teaching platform Studium.

From Miia Bask, Director of Studies and Sandra Torres, Head of Department.

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