Scandinavian Studies in Telemark - Spring Semester


Scandinavian Studies in Telemark seeks to provide for international students a semester or year of academic study and social opportunity to explore dimensions of the Norwegian way of life, specifically Telemark county. Together fall and spring semester offer a broad range of academic themes, in addition to promoting intercultural competence and environmental insights while utilizing the diversity of Telemark’s geography, culture, and business community. Internationalization in higher education is a strategic goal of Telemark University College and this program is an integrated part of this college strategy.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

International, undergraduate students. Most students participate through exchange agreements. Contact our international office for more information.

One year of university studies or equivalent is required.

Aim of the Programme

This program aims to offer an academic course of studies in English for international, undergraduate students: to provide an understanding of Telemark and Norway today; to stimulate critical thinking and personal reflection in an intercultural setting. Furthermore, students with an intermediate or advanced knowledge of Norwegian can choose language and literature courses taught in Norwegian.

Curriculum and structure

Scandinavian Studies in Telemark, spring semester
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
2623 Norway and Telemark: Social and Cultural
7.50 O 5
2600 Norwegian Language: Beginning Level 10.00 V 10
2601 Norwegian Language: Intermediate Level 10.00 V 10
2609 Norwegian Language: Advanced level 10.00 V 10
2613 Norwegian Literature after 1900 for
International Students
10.00 V 10
1248 Norwegian Perspectives on Outdoor
Education II, winter
7.50 V 7,5
Total: 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The courses are mainly at upper division undergraduate level. 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 spring break and final examinations in May.
Learning methods include lectures (contact hours: 45 minutes), group work, seminars, forums, journals, tutoring, field work, educational trips and independent study.

Theory and Practical Training

The courses in this program are primarily theoretically based.

Assessment Methods

On-going and final assessments are based on a variety of tasks: papers, tests, reports, oral presentations, final individual, written and/or oral examinations. Participation is expected. 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 Eline Flesjø <> - 19/02/2013