517 Examen Philosophicum & Examen Facultatum


Examen philosophicum and examen facultatum are obligatory courses in most Bachelor’s-degree programmes in humanities, social sciences and language majors.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

Examen philosophicum and examen facultatum are mandatory parts of bachelor’s-degree programmes at Telemark University College in traditional university subjects (that is, in the degree programmes where a university will require examen philosophicum/examen facultatum). For other programmes at Telemark University College, the examen philosophicum and examen facultatum are offered to students who seek a general foundation for their university college studies, in addition to those students who are planning university studies.

Applicants must meet general university college admission requirements.

Aim of the Programme

The primary intention of the study program is to provide students with a general foundation for their studies at university college/university level. The students will receive an introduction to theoretical, practical and ethical approaches to problems that are relevant to various scientific disciplines and activities. Through this introduction, the students will develop the ability to adopt a more independent and systematic approach to academic and theoretical subjects.

Further Education opportunities

This programme is a two-part foundation programme. Each part may be completed independently. It is a preparatory programme, and should therefore be taken at an early point in a student’s studies. Examen Philosophicum is usually taught in the autumn semester, and Examen Facultatum in the spring semester.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
3524 Examen Philosophicum (foundation course) 10.00 V 10  
3525 Examen Facultatum (preparatory
10.00 V   10
2701 Linguistics 10.00 V   10
Total: 10 10
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Examen philosophicum and examen facultatum at Telemark University College are preparatory studies which also aim to provide a cross-disciplinary perspective for some fields of study, which may often be absent in the respective subject studies.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The instruction will include lectures and seminars. There will be 3 lectures per week, and seminars if needed depending on the topic being taught. Students will be given the opportunity to submit answers to practice assignments and receive commentary from the subject teacher.

Assessment Methods

Assessment includes submission of assignments and individual final examinations.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Kristin Midtbø <Kristin.MidtboSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Sven Arntzen - 27/01/2011