EXC 2901 Norwegian Culture and History - An Introduction

EXC 2901 Norwegian Culture and History - An Introduction

Course code: 
EXC 2901
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Knut Sogner
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor - Electives
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The purpose of the course is to give the students an insight into Norwegian history, culture and society with an emphasis on politics, economics and culture from 1814 until today. Norwegian culture means culture in a traditional sense, with in-depth studies of selected topics such as literature, music, architecture and visual art. There will also be excursions to Norwegian heritage sites.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  • Attain a basic familiarity with Norwegian history, culture and society
  • Attain knowledge of the Norwegian democratic tradition in politics and business
  • Appreciate the significance of Norwegian cultural heritage in both national and international contexts
  • General understanding of the history and current state of Norwegian business
Learning outcomes - Skills
  • Ability to analyze the relationship between economic and political development in Norway
  • Ability to give presentations about history, politics and culture
General Competence
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of the principles and institutions of democracy
  • Ability to analyze the ramifications of global developments at the national level
Course content

The course consists of the following topics:

  • The Democratic Capitalism Thesis and the Nordic model
  • Norwegian History: 800-1814
  • Cultural history: the national projects
  • Cultural representations - past and present: Literature. Paintings-visual art. Music. Architecture and design.
  • Norwegian History: 1814-2019
  • Coastal Norway
  • The egalitarian tradition
  • Norway's oil economy
  • Gender Equality in Norway
Teaching and learning activities

The course is based on 36 hours of lectures. The teaching will be a combination of lectures, group work, excursions and student presentations. Students are expected to be well prepared for the teaching sessions, as active participation is necessary. Students must give a group representation.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

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Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No particular prerequisites.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
EXC29011
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes3 Hour(s)
  • Bilingual dictionary
Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Bilingual dictionary
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code:EXC29011
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching36Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching36Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments10Hour(s)Prepare presentation/paper
Self study110Hour(s)
Examination8Hour(s)Exam incl. preparations
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:10 Hour(s)
Comment:Prepare presentation/paper
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:110 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:8 Hour(s)
Comment:Exam incl. preparations
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.