Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
In this course, students will immerse themselves in a central course in digital culture, through work on a self-chosen assignment (bachelor thesis). The research question, method, and reading are chosen by the student in consultation with the supervisor.
The semester project must be practice-based and include a report that places the work in a larger academic framework. A practical project can for example be a digital work of art, a critical game, a web design project, an experimental platform, applied technology project, etc.
The assignment gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the area that interests them most in digital culture and practice.
Training is provided in rules and norms for academic writing.
The candidate has knowledge...
- of a central theme in Digital Culture
- about a specific applied technology
- of academic argumentation, critical analysis and presentation
- The candidate can¿
- develop an independent technological project
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a focused topic in Digital Culture
- write a report that puts independent work into an academic context
- develop comprehensive documentation of the project to showcase the relevant aspects.
The candidate can¿
- immerse themselves in a subject area on an independent basis
- plan and carry out an independent project
- participate constructively in a collaborative workshop environment
Required Previous Knowledge
60 study points (ECTS) in Digital culture or equivalent.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Full overlap with previous course DIKULT202.
Access to the Course
The course is open to all students with the right to study at the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching is discussion-based and it is expected that the students take an active part in discussions in the classroom, and in presentations in electronic forums that are part of the teaching program.
All students must present their own assignment during the semester and give feedback to fellow students about their assignment.
There will be around 30 hours of instruction.
If fewer than five students register for the course, the department may introduce reduced teaching, cf. the department's guidelines for this at Mitt UiB. In that case, students will receive information about it before the semester registration deadline.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Attendance and participation are mandatory. Course participation is approved by the course coordinator. If the absence exceeds 25%, the student must present a medical certificate for the days of absence. The student cannot obtain a final grade without having met this requirement.
Guidance is obligatory in the form of at least two advising sessions where the student meets a supervisor about their own project. The first meeting will take place at the start of the project. The last meeting will take place in connection with the submission of the last draft.
Forms of Assessment
The student submits a major project together with a report of about 2500 words about this project.
The student presents the project during an oral exam. The main grading emphasis is on the project and the report, while the oral exam may adjust the evaluation.
The assignment gets a grade on the scale A to F. The final grade can be adjusted according to the oral exam. An explanation of the scale can be found at MittUiB. Only the final grade is visible on the diploma.
The course coordinator makes a common list for the course with articles, books and possibly videos and other material.
Students develop their own sources for the assignment in consultation with the supervisor. The sources can be in Norwegian or English, and by approval also in other languages.
Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
Type of assessment: Project and adjusting oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline
Exam part: Project
- Submission deadline
- 02.12.2022, 13:00
- Examination system
- Digital exam
Exam part: Adjusting oral examination