Curricula Guides
SOSI0221 Communities and localities 3 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Esa Karonen

Learning outcomes

The course aims at deepening students’ knowledge about sociological perspectives on housing, communities and localities. After completing the course, the students will have a more profound understanding of the central features and critical aspects of sociological research on housing, communities and localities.


Students will be introduced to a given special field in sociology (communities and localities) by examining relevant literature on the field.

Teaching methods


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

The exam is taken through the Electronic Exam service:

Book exam consists of essay questions. The student is expected to write an outlined answer based on the reading materials. The questions will commonly relate to a particular chapter, or a key theme or concept, in the reading materials.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Written exam:

Harding & Blokland: Urban Theory. 3 ECTS


Skifter Andersen: Urban Sores: On the Interaction Between Segregation, Urban Decay and Deprived Neighbourhoods. 3 ECTS

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Social Research
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Department of Social Research
Social Research
Finnish Study Modules
Department of Social Research
Social Policy
Social Work
Economic Sociology