Norwegian Art, Theatre and Cultural Studies - Scandinavian Area Studies
Level of Study
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.
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
Grades will be set on an alphabetical scale from A-F.
There is a reading list of approximately 1000 pages.
Courses are evaluated regularly in accordance with UiBs quality assurance system.
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