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Embodiment of the social world

This course addresses some fundamental processes through which the social world enters the individual’s body and mind.

Further, the course addresses how these processes shape individuals’ behaviours and set the conditions for health. Individuals’ agency and capabilities are also discussed. In addition, the course touches upon the role of the historical and political context in relation to various processes of embodiment.

  • Course structure

    For detailed information, please see the course description:  PH04A0 Course description 2021 (139 Kb)

    More information will also be distributed to all registered students though Athena.

    Teaching format

    The course will be taught in English.

    The teaching will be based on lectures and group discussion seminars.
    Participation in the group discussion seminars is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.

    You will find more detailed information in the course description above.

    Course managers

    Bitte Modin 


    Examination I Home exam
    Learning outcome 1-4 will be assessed through a take-home exam. Grading will be based on a goal-oriented scale from A to F

    Other grade-based elements
    Learning outcome 1-4 will also be assessed through an individual written assignment and active participation in the following peer assessment seminar. Learning outcome 5 will be examined through active participation in the master program’s seminar series.

    Grading will be based on a two-point scale (U = Fail, G = Pass). In case of absence from the peer assessment seminar or the master program’s seminar series, the student will be given a compensatory assignment. The final grade is determined by the grade on Examination I.

    The examination will be in English.

    If the student has a certificate from Stockholm University which recommends special pedagogical support, the examiner has the right to offer the student alternative forms of examination.


    Bitte Modin

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    A detailed schedule for this course will be presented to all registered students in Athena, and in the course description (available above under 'Course structure').

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact


    Contact information for Master's students

    Study counsellor
    Study administrator
    Coordinator, master's programme
    Director of Studies, Basic and advanced levels