History of Culture 3311

Course Objectives

The students will gain basic knowledge and understanding of Norwegian culture and cultural processes considered in a historical perspective. They will learn to discuss cultural themes in the context of contemporary society.

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to Norwegian cultural history from 1850 to 1950, and includes the following topics:

  • An introduction to material and non-material cultural heritage
  • The main characteristics of economic and social changes
  • Principle characteristics of social interaction and cooperation in towns and villages
  • Ideas and conceptions
  • Subcultures in Norwegian society
  • Nation-building processes

Learning Methods

Lectures, group work and study trips.

Assessment Methods

Obligatory home assignment which counts for 30 % of the final grade. 5-hour written final examination which counts for 70 % of the final grade. Graded marks. Both the home assignment and the final examination must achieve passing marks in order to receive a passing mark for the course.

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

Publisert av / forfatter Birgit Norendal <Birgit.NorendalSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 03/04/2008