The programme gives basic knowledge in Norwegian and Nordic languages and literature from a broad cultural perspective, in the past and present.
The first year is identical with Nordic Language and Literature and consist of four courses.
The advanced component (level 2) gives an opportunity for specialization in selected parts of the discipline.
The programme is a bachelor's programme with a major subject. The major subject consists of minimum 80 ECTS credits, where minimum 30 ECTS credits must be of linguistic courses and minimum 30 ECTS credits must be of literary courses. 20 credits must be on Level 2, included bachelor's thesis (at least 10 ECTS).
The following courses are included in the major on Level 1:
NO-143, NO-144, NO-145 and NO-146.
The following courses are included in the major on Level 2:
NO-211, NO-209 or NO-213.
Minor subject in the 3rd year:
Students make a choice between relevant one-year programmes and other subject components. Choose either a one-year study programme (60 ECTS credits), two minor subject components/electives (30 ECTS credits each) or one 30 ECTS credits component and 30 ECTS credits of freely chosen courses.
Students who want to be a teacher should choose school subjects in the 3rd year.
|1. sem||NO-163-1 Analysing Literature 10 sp||NO-164-1 Reading the Classics 10 sp||NO-166-1 Norsk grammatikk 10 sp|
|2. sem||NO-165-1 Literature’s Topical and Social Relevance 10 sp||NO-167-1 Diversity and Variation in the Norwegian and Nordic Languages 10 sp||NO-168-1 Norsk språkhistorie 10 sp|
|3. sem||Optional course advanced component||Optional course 15 credits|
|4. sem||NO-211-1 Bachelor's thesis in Nordic Language and Literature 10 sp||EX-100-1 Exam Philosophicum 10 sp||EX-102-1 Examen Facultatum, Humanities 10 sp|
|5. sem||Minor subjects 60 credits / exchange abroad|
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate basic skills in Norwegian and Nordic languages and literature, and they should have insight into theories about textual, linguistic and literary expression and the contexts where these theories are applied. Students should have developed a deeper understanding of the relationship between language and literature on the one hand, and political and social relations on the other hand, both from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students should also be familiar with research and development work within the subject of Nordic studies, and be able to update their knowledge of it.
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to reflect upon the role that language and literature play in a broad cultural perspective, both past and present, and from this point of view they should be able to express their personal and critical relationship with Nordic - especially Norwegian - language and literature. Students should be able to explore a question within the discipline as well as plan and carry out minor research projects. They should be able to present their knowledge in a professional manner in both orally and in writing, and they should master both Norwegian language variants.
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to reflect upon the role that Nordic studies has in society as well as their own understanding of the discipline. They should have insight into relevant academic problems and they should be able to present their knowledge and experiences in relevant professional situations.
The student will also have knowledge, skills and general competence in accordance with the chosen minor subject.
Through independent study and instruction, students are expected to acquire factual knowledge and develop independent study skills. Instruction takes place in the form of lectures, seminars and group work, and students learn to present linguistic and literary topics pedagogically in both written and oral work.
It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer (`"aptop") for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d.
Through the bachelor’s programme, students will study Norwegian and Nordic languages and literature. The language of teaching is Norwegian, and the prescribed texts are mainly in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish. However, the fact that the research on Nordic languages and literature contains international impulses and perspectives is reflected in lectures and literature. This is most apparent in the more advanced courses. The courses in the bachelor’s programme are open to and have had foreign students.
Student exchange may be arranged in term 3 or 4 by agreement – preferably in one of the Nordic countries. It is also possible to study at one of our other options for student exchange during term 5 and/or 6. Take note of the recommendation of choosing a teaching subject if you plan on becoming a teacher.
For more information on studying abroad, visit the university’s site for student exchange.
Bachelor's Degree in Nordic Language and Literature.
Courses for exchange students (NOU-courses) may not be included in either the One-year study or the Bachelor's Programme in Nordic Language and Literature.
It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d.
Faculty of Humanities and Education