The 2012-2013 ECTS course catalogue contains information which is valid for this academic year. It offers information in the following main sections:
The information on the institution is intended to give a quick overview of the University of Agder, including contact addresses, academic calendar, authorities and administrative procedures and regulations.
The ECTS Course Catalogue contains comments on the study programmes as a whole sorted by faculty. Study programme descriptions contain an overview of all course units (modules) which make up the programme. Since the combination of courses in each study programme may vary slightly from one year to the next, the normal course structure (overview of course combinations) is listed separately for each class (i.e. separate entries for students starting in 20010, 2011, 2012, etc.). The course structure diagram links to the individual course descriptions for the current academic year.
The University of Agder offers several English-taught master’s programmes. To see these, please click here.
For more information on English-taught one-semester programmes and a number of other English-taught course units especially designed for exchange students, please click here.
The course descriptions contain information about the number of credits (based on student workload), prerequisites, learning outcomes, course contents, year of study, mode and language of instruction, assessment methods, course literature, etc. It should be noted that all credits used in the course descriptions and course diagrams are ECTS credits allocated in accordance with the ECTS guidelines.
Where a prerequisite is listed, this is defined as a passed exam in the courses listed as prerequisites. Corequisites are normally not used in our system. Recommended previous knowledge means that the course builds on material given in the prerequisites or general descriptions of knowledge or competencies, but passed exams are not required. In general, it is assumed that students will follow the normal progression of the study programme even though this is not specified in every individual course description.
Sections about assessment methods contain information both about examination requirements, i.e. requirements to be met in order to take the exam, and the type of evaluation on which the grade will be based. Examination requirements are usually various types of student work within the relevant course.
Credits and grades
Unless otherwise stated in the course descriptions, the grades A-F are used (ECTS grading scale). For more information on ECTS credits and the grading scale, please see information given under “University of Agder” in the ECTS course catalogue.