APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
EXC 2901 Norwegian Culture and History - An Introduction|
Responsible for the course
Sverre August Christensen
Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The purpose of the course is to give the students an insight into Norwegian history, culture and society with an emphasis on politics and economics 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 painting. There will also be excursions to Norwegian cultural heritage sites.
No particular prerequisites.
Stenersen, Øivind and Ivar Libæk. 2007. The history of Norway : from the Ice Age to today. New ed. Dinamo forlag
Engen, Ole Andreas. 2007. "The development of the Norwegian Petroleum Innovation System: A historical overview”. Finnes elektronisk på: http://www.sv.uio.no/tik/InnoWP/EngenTIKpaper%20WPready.pdf
Sejersted, Francis. 2001. Capitalism and democracy - a comparison between Norway and Sweden. I: Byrkjeflot, et al., ed.: The Democratic challenge to capitalism : management and democracy in the Nordic countries. Fagbokforlaget
. 2008. "Women in decision-making: The Norwegian Paradox". http://www.samfunnsforskning.no/Publikasjoner/Papers/2008/2008-002
Lyngnes, Sølvi, red.. 2006. Articles: Norwegian culture (Provided on It's Learning)
Danielsen, Rolf ... [et al.]. 1995. Norway : a history from the Vikings to our own times. Scandinavian University Press
Nilsen, Dag Viggo, Kjersti H. Johnsen, eds. 2000. Facts about Norway. 25th ed. Schibsted
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Learning process and workload
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 either have handed in individual assignments or made a group representation.
Recommended workload in hours
A three (3) hour individual writen exam that concludes the course.
EXC 29011 - Written exam, counts 100% to obtain final grade in EXC 2901, 7,5 credits.
Examination support materials
No support materials are allowed except a bilingual dictionary.
Examination support materials at written examinations are specified under exam information in our web-based Student Handbook. Please note the use of calculator and dictionary. http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids
A re-sit is held in connection with the next scheduled exam in the course.
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