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Undergraduate course

Norwegian Art, Theatre and Cultural Studies - Scandinavian Area Studies

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Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is to introduce students to Norwegian culture, art and theatre. The course is primarily intended for students who have been admitted under the bilateral exchange agreements and also other non-Norwegian speaking students. The course cannot be included as a specialization course within a bachelor¿s degree; it can only be taken as an independent course.

The course provides an introduction to central areas of study from the disciplines of Culture Studies, Art History and Theatre Studies. The historical development of national traditions within Norwegian culture, art and theatre is a perspective which will be focused on.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the students should be able to understand and explain how main issues of Norwegian nation building processes and the modern breakthrough, as well as contemporary tendencies, are expressed through artistic and cultural practices in the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

Required Previous Knowledge

The course requires spoken and written proficiency in English

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Access to the Course

The course is open to students with admission to the University of Bergen.

Teaching and learning methods

In addition to lectures, visits to the theatre and museums may be included as part of the tuition.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

The course will conclude with a 6 hours school examination. The standard examination can be taken every semester

In the autumn semester 2021, the form of assessment has been changed from school exam to a written exam at home, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus. The written exam is 6 hours + 1 hour technical time.

Grading Scale

Grades will be set on an alphabetical scale from A-F.

Reading List

There is a reading list of approximately 1000 pages.

Course Evaluation

Courses are evaluated regularly in accordance with UiBs quality assurance system.


Department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic Studies. E-mail: advice@lle.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination at home

    23.11.2021, 09:00
    7 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam