NLIT101 Reading Norway. Norwegian literature in translation

1 semester
Course code: 
Credits (ECTS): 
Level of study: 
Foundation level (bachelor’s degree level)
Emnenamn på Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Å lese Noreg. Norsk litteratur i omsetjing
Teaching semester: 
2021 Autumn
Program of study: 
Reading Norway. Norwegian literature in translation
Assessment semester: 
2021 Autumn
Required prerequisite knowledge

Foundation level

Course content

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“Reading Norway. Norwegian literature in translation" is open to all students who are interested in learning about Norwegian literary and cultural history, regardless of their study programme. The course offers an overview of Norwegian literature in English translation from the Viking age up till today. The course aims to put Norwegian literary works in the broader historical and cultural context of the development of European literature, and welcomes cross-cultural approaches.

Learning outcome

In accordance with the national qualifications framework, the student will have the following learning outcomes after completed course:

Learning outcome knowledge
  • broad knowledge of key themes, authors and periods of Norwegian literature
  • basic knowledge of Norwegian culture, history and society
  • basic knowledge of norms and standards of literary analysis
Learning outcome skills
  • ability to put Norwegian works and authors in their respective historical period
  • ability to analyse a literary text in the light of its historical and cultural background
  • ability to interpret cultural and social phenomena and texts from Norway
Learning outcome qualification
  • Develop and express a critical view on a literary work and make comparisons with literature and culture from the students respective homelands
Working and learning activities

12 teaching sessions of 3 hours. Sessions will include lectures and team work.

Assessment requirements

Students are required to attend at least 75% of the classes

Evaluation system

The course will be evaluated in accordance with the University College’s routines for quality assurance.

Minimum number of students: 
Maximum number of students: 
Person in charge: 
Geir Petter Hjorthol
This course is part of these study programs
Bachelor in Language and Literature
Reading Norway. Norwegian literature in translation
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialScope
Oral examinationIndividual 30MinutesA-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade
Form of assessment:Oral examination
Duration: 30
Type of duration:Minutes
Grading scale:A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade
Supported material:
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Arne Myklebust