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. The course give a broad overview of important dimensions of Norwegian history. Norwegian culture means both an attempt to understand Norwegian approaches to politics and the economy as well as 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
- 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: 800-1814
- Democracy in practice, 1814-1931
- A model democracy? 1931-2020
- Cultural History
- Field trip
- Cultural representations
- Ibsen and modern literature
- Coastal Norway
- The egalitarian tradition
- Norway's oil economy
- Gender Equality in Norway
- Wrap up
The course is based on 36 hours of lectures and a field trip. 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
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.
Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.
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.