917  Scandinavian Studies in Telemark

Aim of the Programme

This program aims to offer an academic course of studies for international, undergraduate students: to provide a deeper understanding of Telemark and Norway today; to encourage critical thinking in an intercultural setting.

Curriculum and structure

Scandinavian Studies in Telemark
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
2602 Telemark: Social and Cultural Influences
on Identity
5.00 O 5
2022 Emigration/Immigration: Midwestern Texts 10.00 O 10
2604 The Individual, Environs and Society 5.00 O 5
2606 Eco-philosophy 5.00 O 5
2612 Ecophilosophy, Term paper 5.00 O 10
2603 Peace Building and Conflict Management 5.00 O  
2611 Independent Study Scandinavian Studies
in Telemark
5.00 O 5
2617 Introducing Norwegian Language 2007-08 5.00 O 5
Total: 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The courses are offered in English and are mainly at upper division undergraduate level. Learning methods include lectures (contact hours: 45 minutes), group work, seminars, tutoring, field work and independent study. Students may register for additional courses that total more than 30 Norwegian study points. Some courses are offered on a rotational basis.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The academic term of this program is a full-time one semester (30 study points/ECTS credits), extending through 17 weeks including an orientation week, a fall break and a final week of examinations.

Assessment Methods

Final assessment is based on a variety of tasks: papers, tests, reports, oral presentations, final individual written examinations; the grade scale is from A-F; E is the last passing grade. Pass/No Pass applies to some courses.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Birgit Norendal <Birgit.NorendalSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 22/01/2008