EXC 2901 Norwegian Culture and History - An 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.
- 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, with an emphasis on state ownership and the petroleum economy
- Ability to analyze the relationship between economic and political development in Norway
- Ability to give presentations about history, politics and culture
- Develop an awareness and understanding of the principles and institutions of democracy
- Ability to analyze the ramifications of global developments at the national level
The course consists of the following topics:
- Norwegian History: 800-1800
- Norwegian History: 1814-1945
- Norwegian History: 1945-1970
- Norwegian History: 1970- present day
- Cultural history: the national projects
- Cultural representations - past and present: Literature. Paintings-visual art. Music. Architecture and design.
- Norwegian Business and Economic History -in an international perspective
- The Democratic Capitalism Thesis and the Nordic model
- Norways oil economy
- Gender Equality in Norway
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.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification.
No particular prerequisites.
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Prepare for teaching
Group work / Assignments
Student's own work with learning resources
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.