Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:
have an overview of various aspects of Norwegian society and culture from both historical and contemporary perspectives
analyse different explanations regarding developments in Norway
distinguish between social, political, economic, cultural, technological and environmental factors when discussing society
understand and critically discuss literary texts
describe differences and similarities between society, culture and education in Norway and their home countries
The main elements of the course are Norwegian history and Norwegian literature. Other subject areas are politics, economy, education, religion, language and art.
Lectures and seminars. The workload is estimated to ca. 270 hours.
The interaction between student and teacher is of vital importance in the seminars, and the different nationalities are required to bring in their own perspectives in dealing with the different topics. Thus, the students´ attendance in the seminars is not compulsory, but of vital importance for the learning outcome.
Assessment methods and criteria
5-hour written examination. Graded assessment.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.